The EU-wide ban for conventional cages for housing laying hens went into effect this past January. A number of alternative housing systems, from enriched colonies to aviary systems to free-range have been adopted by farmers to produce eggs. Learn about the choices that some EU egg producers have made for housing their hens and the implications these have for the future of egg production both in the EU and in other markets.This webinar is sponsored by Vencomatic and is part of the 2012 WattAgNet Webinar Series.
What you'll learn:
Peter van HorneSenior Farm EconomistAgricultural Economics Research Institute
Peter van Horne is a senior farm economist at the Agricultural Economics Research Institute, Wageningen University and Research Center in the Netherlands. He got his degree in farm economics at the Wageningen University in 1984. He conducts economic poultry research projects for the Dutch government, EU organizations and industry. His studies have focused on the economics of animal welfare, environmental protection, animal health and international competition. Peter van Horne has been an invited speaker at many international symposia and conferences. He has spoken at European Poultry Conferences (Verona, 2006 and Tours, 2010), World Poultry Conferences (Brisbane, 2008), international tradeshows (VIV Utrecht, 2010 and Eurotier Hanover, 2011) and several IEC conferences (Shanghai, 2009 and Venice, 2012).
Jill BensonV.P. and OwnerJS West
Jill Benson, v.p. and owner, JS West, will discuss how her
egg farms are preparing for life without conventional cages. JS West has around
1.8 million hens and was the first U.S. egg farm to install fully
enriched colony housing. There are now two fully enriched colony houses on JS
West farms now. Benson will share her farm’s two year’s of experience with this
alternative housing system.
Commented on: January 18, 2012
"Thank you and the entire team of WATT. Was a very good and interesting presentation."
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