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Hawaii hens lay 9 million eggs a month

by 5m Editor
27 January 2006, at 12:00am

HAWAII - Hawaii egg production is running 9 million eggs, or 25,000 cases, per month, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Hawaii hens lay 9 million eggs a month - HAWAII - Hawaii egg production is running 9 million eggs, or 25,000 cases, per month, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

The tally, undertaken in November for the National Agricultural Statistics Service Hawaii Field Office, reflected 7 percent lower production than a year ago at the same time.

The average number of layers on hand was 495,000, compared with 512,000 a year ago and 496,000 during October 2005. The average rate of lay was 1,818 eggs per 100 layers (60.6 percent lay rate) compared with 1,895 (63.2 percent) a year ago. Cumulative production of eggs for the first eleven months of 2005 was 104.4 million eggs, 4 percent below the same period in 2004.

A third of a billion hens lay well over 7 billion eggs a month across the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports.

Source: USDA NASS - Broiler Hatchery Report - 27th January 2006

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