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New York egg production rises more than 3 percent

By Journal Staff (


New York farms produced 145.9 million eggs in June, up 3.2 percent from 141.4 million eggs in the year-prior period, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) recently reported.

The number of layers in the Empire State averaged 5.78 million in June, down slightly from nearly 5.8 million in the same month in 2021. June egg production per 100 layers rose almost 3.5 percent to 2,524 eggs from 2,439 eggs in June 2021.

In neighboring Pennsylvania, farms produced more than 625 million eggs in June, down 2.8 percent from over 643 million eggs a year before.

U.S. egg production totaled nearly
8.67 billion eggs in June, off 2.9 percent from more than 8.92 billion eggs in June 2021.