July egg product up 2% from 2009

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WASHINGTON — The total amount of edible liquid product from shell eggs broken in July was 231,098,000 lbs, down 5% from June but up 2% from a year ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its latest Egg Products report.

July production of edible whole eggs was 146,006,000 lbs, up 3% from July 2009; liquid whites were 57,612,000 lbs, up 2%; liquid yolks were 27,480,000 lbs, down 5%; and inedible product was 19,154,000 lbs, up 1%.

Edible liquid product produced during the January–July period was 1,541,190,000 lbs, up 2% from the same period of the previous year, the U.S.D.A. said. Liquid whole eggs totaled 968,457,000 lbs, up 1%; liquid whites were 383,613,000 lbs, up 4%; liquid yolks were 189,120,000 lbs, about equal to levels in 2009; and inedible product was 133,732,000 lbs, up 4%.

Shell eggs broken in July totaled 179,300,000 dozen, down 4% from June but up 2% from the previous year. Shell eggs broken in the January–July period totaled 1,182,273,000 dozen, up 2% from the same period of the previous year.
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