September egg product up 15% from 2009

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WASHINGTON — The total amount of edible liquid product from shell eggs broken in September was 254,864,000 lbs, up 13% from August and up 15% from the previous year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its latest Egg Products report.

September production of edible whole eggs was 161,339,000 lbs, up 13% from September 2009; liquid whites were 62,297,000 lbs, up 18%; liquid yolks were 31,228,000 lbs, up 20%; and inedible product was 21,520,000, up 20%.

Edible liquid product produced during the January-September period was 2,020,912,000 lbs, up 3% from the same period of the previous year, the U.S.D.A. said. Liquid whole eggs totaled 1,275,602,000 lbs, up 3%; liquid whites were 499,105,000 lbs, up 5%; liquid yolks were 246,205,000 lbs, up 1%; and inedible product was 174,749,000 lbs, up 6%.

Shell eggs broken in September totaled 197,455,000 dozen, up 12% from August and up 16% from the previous year. Shell eggs broken in the January – September period totaled 1,556,258,000 dozen, up 4% from the same period of a year earlier.

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