June Egg Production Drops 3%, Milk Up Slightly
The USDA says America’s egg production totaled 8.67 billion during June, a 3% drop from last year. Production included 7:39 billion table eggs and 1.28 billion hatching eggs. Of the hatching eggs, 1.19 billion were broilers and 89.4 million were egg-type. The average number of egg layers totaled 366 million in June, down four percent from last year. June egg production per 100 layers was 2,367 eggs, 2% higher than June 2021.
Milk production in the 24 major dairy states during June totaled 18.1 billion pounds, up .3% from June 2021. Production per cow in the 24 states averaged 2,031 pounds in June, 20 pounds above the same time last year. The number of milk cows on farms was 8.93 million head, 65,000 less than June 2021, but 4,000 head more than in May 2022. Milk Production between April and June hit 57.9 billion pounds, down .5 percent from 2021.
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