March egg product output equal to 2008 levels

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WASHINGTON — The total amount of liquid product from shell eggs broken in March was 212,218,000 lbs, up 10% from February 2009 but equal to levels from the previous year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its latest Egg Products Report.

March production of edible whole eggs was 139,896,000 lbs, up 1% from the previous year; liquid whites were 47,578,000 lbs, down 1%; liquid yolks were 24,744,000 lbs, down 5%; and inedible products were 17,742,000 lbs, down 7%, the U.S.D.A. said.

Edible liquid product produced in the January-March period was 617,059,000 lbs, down 3% from the same period of the previous year, the U.S.D.A. said. Liquid whole eggs totaled 398,779,000 lbs, down 3%; liquid whites were 143,709,000 lbs, down 1%; liquid yolks were 74,571,000 lbs, down 4%; and inedible products were 52,795,000 lbs, down 8%.

Shell eggs broken in March totaled 160,725,000 dozen, down 1% from the previous year but up 9% from February 2009. Shell eggs broken in the January-March period totaled 471,173,000 dozen, down 3% from the same period of the previous year.

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