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Socio-economic implications of adopting the EU laying hen welfare regulation in Serbia

Egg producers in the EU had more than a decade to adapt to Directive 1999/74/EC which prohibits keeping laying hens in battery cages after 2012. Meanwhile, numerous studies have been conducted in order to assess the socio-economic implications of this ban and to evaluate consumers’ willingness to support improvement in layer welfare by paying a higher price for eggs produced in alternative systems.
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