- Associated Press - Friday, July 29, 2016

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Egg-laying chickens and eggs are up in South Dakota.

The Agriculture Department reports layers during June totaled just under 2.1 million, up from 1.65 million the previous year.

Egg production during the month totaled 47 million eggs, up from 41 million in 2015. Production per 100 layers was 2,273 eggs, compared to 2,479 last year.

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