From January to August of the current year, egg production in the state of Durango was 46,523 tons, according to the report of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sader).
During the reference period, at the country level, there was a production of one million 976 thousand 545 tons of this food, one of the favorites of Mexican cuisine.
According to these figures, the state of Durango contributes 2.3 percent of the country’s egg production.
This is enough to position itself among the eight states with the highest production of this food in the Mexican Republic.
The state that reports the highest egg production is the state of Jalisco, with a total of 1,050,252 tons.
In second place is Puebla, with 319 thousand 008 tons of this staple food on the tables of Mexicans.
In third place is Sonora, with a production of 105 thousand 711 tons, followed by San Luis Potosí, where production was 81 thousand 602 tons.
Then there is Yucatán with a report of 66 thousand 570 tons, while in Nuevo León it was 56 thousand 738 tons.
In seventh place is Guanajuato, where production was 49,519 tons, followed by Durango with 46,523 tons.
In ninth place is the state of Sinaloa with 42,906 tons, while in tenth place is Coahuila, with 36,895 tons.
Mexico is the main egg consumer, with an annual consumption of 345 units per inhabitant, according to data from Sader herself.
And is that the egg is a food that is practically consumed daily, due to a large number of ways to prepare and combinations with other ingredients.
The entities that stand out in Mexico for higher egg production are Jalisco, Puebla and Sonora.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sader) highlighted that Mexico ranks as the main consumer of eggs, and in order to meet national demand, 2.77 million tons are produced annually.
La Sader stressed that the above allows the production of eggs to be profitable for all national producers, however, Jalisco, Puebla and Sonora are the ones that stand out for their greater contribution in total production.
In its magazine Agricultura Mexicana, Sader published that the production of eggs for dishes is one of the most important activities in the country, both in the economic sphere and in consumption, reports Informador .
Annually, a Mexican consumes 345 eggs a year, which is equivalent to more than 26 kilos, which makes Mexico the country where this product is most consumed.
This activity, he specified, accounts for the existence of 202 million birds for egg production, better known as laying birds, throughout the country.
It is because of this that Mexico is considered the fourth largest egg producer worldwide and is responsible for one in every 27 eggs produced in the world. There are a large number of small and medium-sized producers dedicated, through backyard poultry, to egg production.
Source: elsiglodedurango.com.mx, una.org.mx