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S.D. Egg Production Value Down $51.3 Million
SD Ag Connection - May 2, 2017

UNDATED - The value of egg production in South Dakota during 2016 was $22.5 million, down $51.3 million from $73.8 million in 2015, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Egg production in 2016 was estimated at 594 million eggs, down 10 million from the previous year. Average number of layers for 2016 at 2.15 million was up 70 thousand from 2015.

South Dakota producers raised 4.20 million turkeys in 2016, down 100,000 birds from 2015. The value of this production was $149 million in 2016, up $1.67 million from $147 million in 2015. Pounds produced in 2016 totaled 180 million, down 1.28 million from 181 million pounds produced in 2015.



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