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New York’s annual egg production falls 4 percent in 2018

By Journal Staff


New York farms produced 1.66 billion eggs last year, down 4 percent from 1.72 billion eggs in 2017, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) recently reported.

The number of layers in the Empire State averaged 5.55 million in 2018, down 2 percent from the previous year. 

The total number of chickens on hand in the state totaled 6.64 million birds, off 1 percent from a year prior, NASS said. The total value of all chickens on Dec. 1, 2018 was $19.2 million, up  from Dec. 1, 2017. 

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