While Iowa is known for its production of corn and hogs we’re also the top egg-processing state in the U-S. There are 30-million laying hens in Iowa which produce seven-billion eggs a year.Holly Sorge is spokeswoman for the Iowa Egg Council. She says May is National Egg Month. While Iowa is tops in egg processing, we’re second in egg production — but Sorge says that may not be so for long. She says many industry expects believe Iowa will become number one in the next few years. Sorge says eggs are very low in fat and contain only 70 calories each, while two eggs are equal to one serving of meat.She says eggs have the highest quality of food protein known, second only to mother’s milk.
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