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Economic Importance of the Iowa Egg Industry

  • Lawrence, John D.
  • Ellis, Shane C.
  • Otto, Daniel
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    Iowa leads the nation in egg production, producing more than the second and third largest states combined. There were approximately 52.7 million layers in Iowa produced 13.9 billion eggs in 2007. This level of production consumes 50 million bushels of corn and 453,000 tons of soybean meal. In addition, the egg industry is an important value-added activity in Iowa, directly employing an estimated 2,870 hatchery, production, and processing workers in 2007 and generating over $123 million in direct payroll. Adding in the indirect and induced impacts on the Iowa economy brings total labor income to $281.3 million for nearly 7,600 total jobs and value added of $475.7 million attributable to of the egg industry on the Iowa economy.

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    Paper provided by Iowa State University, Department of Economics in its series Staff General Research Papers with number 12879.

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    Date of creation: 01 Jan 2008
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