May egg product output up 2% from year ago

by Ron Sterk
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WASHINGTON — The total amount of edible liquid product from shell eggs broken in May was 232.7 million lbs, up 2% from a year ago and up 13% from April, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its latest Egg Products report (click here to read report).

May production of edible whole eggs was 147.4 million lbs, up 5% from May 2006, liquid whites were 55.6 million lbs, down 1%, and liquid yolks 29.7 million lbs, down 3%, the U.S.D.A. said.

Production of inedible liquid from shell eggs broken was 20.5 million lbs in May, up 12% from a year ago.

Shell eggs broken in May totaled 177.4 million dozen, up 1% from May 2006 and up 14% from April, the U.S.D.A. said.

For the January-May period of 2007, shell eggs broken totaled 811 million dozen, down 3% from the same period in 2006, the U.S.D.A. said. Edible liquid whole egg production for the period was 677.5 million lbs, down 1% from last year, whites 251.3 million lbs, down 2%, and yolks 135.6 million lbs, down 5%. Production of inedible liquid was 95.3 million lbs, up 3% from a year ago.

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