- Associated Press - Saturday, November 22, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says egg production in Iowa was as a record high in October at 1.41 billion eggs.

The department’s National Agricultural Statistics Service says that number is up 3 percent from September and up 4 percent from October last year.

Iowa also had a record number of layers on hand in October at 59.2 million, up slightly from September and up 3 percent from the 57.4 million in October 2013. Eggs produced per 100 laying hens for October came in at 2,384. That’s up 3 percent from September and up 1 percent from 2,370 in October last year.

Nationwide, egg production totaled 8.44 billion during October, up 2 percent from October last year.

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