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Agfact Day #28

Each of the roughly 280 million laying birds in the U.S. produces from 250 to 300 eggs a year. In total, the U.S. produces about 75 billion eggs a year, about 10% of the world supply.

Eggtastic Facts

  • Consumers purchase 60% of the U.S. eggs, Food Industry 9%, and the remainder are used for egg products
  • Modern Henhouses have computers turning on and off the light. ¬†Lightening controls the egg laying.
  • Eggs are laid between 7 and 11 a.m.
  • It takes a Hen 24 hours to produce an egg.
  • Brown and White Eggs have the same nutritional value
  • Egg yolks are used in shampoos and conditioners and, sometimes, soaps.
 
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Posted by on November 28, 2012 in Ag Facts

 

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