April egg production in Texas totaled 401 million eggs, up 9% from April, 2000, but down 2% from March, 2001, according to the Texas Agricultural Statistics Service.

The number of layers during April averaged 19.1 million, an increase of 11% from last year and up 1% from March, 2001. Egg production per 100 layers averaged 2,102 eggs, down 2% from last year and down 3% from last month.

Texas hatchery production of broiler-type chicks totaled 53.1 million, up 1% from last year.

United States egg production totaled 7.09 billion eggs during April, 2001, up 1% from a year ago. Production included 6.01 billion table eggs, 1.01 billion broiler-type hatching eggs and 66 million egg-type hatching eggs.

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