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Several factors, including AI, are affecting U.S. egg production for 2022

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WASHINGTON — Production of eggs in the U.S. during March reached 9.39 billion. This included 8.03 billion table eggs, and 1.37 billion hatching eggs, the USDA reports. Of the hatching eggs, 1.27 billion were broiler-type and 97.2 million were egg-type.

For the 2022, USDA is forecasting 7.775 billion dozen total table eggs, which is a 2.5 percent year-over-year increase.

Avian influenza

Like the other industry segments, this spring’s outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza is having an impact on U.S. egg production.

The outbreak, as. . .

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