AVERAGE NO OF LAYERS, RATE OF LAY,  
AND EGG PRODUCTION, 2003  
         
County   Ave No Layers Rate ot Lay Total Egg
    during Year per Layer Production
         
    Head Eggs Thou. Eggs
         
Abbeville   99,000 273 27,000
Aiken   109,000 226 24,600
Allendale 1/        
Anderson 1/        
Bamberg 1/        
Barnwell   194,000 228 44,300
Beaufort 1/        
Berkeley   28,000 279 7,800
Calhoun 1/        
Charleston 1/        
Cherokee 1/        
Chester   60,000 218 13,100
Chesterfield 1/        
Clarendon   23,000 217 5,000
Colleton   24,000 217 5,200
Darlington   700,000 261 183,000
Dillon 1/        
Dorchester   136,000 215 29,300
Edgefield   44,000 225 9,900
Fairfield 1/        
Florence 1/        
Georgetown 1/        
Greenville 1/        
Greenwood   156,000 270 42,100
Hampton 1/        
Horry 1/        
Jasper 1/        
Kershaw   1,202,000 266 319,600
Lancaster 1/        
Laurens   99,000 270 26,700
Lee 1/        
Lexington   228,000 228 52,000
McCormick   58,000 269 15,600
Marion 1/        
Marlboro 1/        
Newberry   1,096,000 270 295,600
Oconee   101,000 272 27,500
Orangeburg   201,000 216 43,500
Pickens 1/        
Richland 1/        
Saluda   662,000 268 177,300
Spartanburg 1/        
Sumter 1/        
Union 1/        
Williamsburg 1/        
York 1/        
Other Counties   105,000 228 23,900
         
State   5,325,000 258 1,373,000
1/ Included in other counties; not published separately due to established
agency guidelines.