November egg product output equal to 2007 level

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WASHINGTON — The total amount of edible liquid product from shell eggs broken in November was 208,030,000 lbs, equal to year-earlier levels but down 15% from October 2008, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its latest Egg Products report.

November production of edible whole eggs was 136,777,000 lbs, down 4% from the previous year; liquid whites were 44,289,000 lbs, up 3%; liquid yolks were 26,964,000 lbs, up 19%, and inedible product totaled 18,221,000 lbs, equal to November 2007, the U.S.D.A. said.

Edible liquid product produced in the January-November period totaled 2,464,988,000 lbs, up 3% from the same period of the previous year, the U.S.D.A. said. Liquid whole eggs totaled 1,572,839,000 lbs, up 2% from the previous year; liquid whites were 582,699,000 lbs, up 5%; liquid yolks were 309,450,000 lbs, up 5%; and inedible products were 213,659,000 lbs, up 2%.

Shell eggs broken in November totaled 159,669,000 dozen, equal to the year-ago amount but 13% less than in October 2008, the U.S.D.A. said. Shell eggs broken in the January-November period totaled 1,885,135,000 dozen, up 3% from the same period the previous year.

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