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Hens

The latest egg-laying hens research, commentary and articles to help table egg producers maximize their operation from the editors of Egg Industry magazine. Topics include flock performance capabilities, hen health and nutrition, poultry housing regulations and hen welfare best practices.

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Cal-Maine Foods reports minor hurricane damage

Some of egg company’s farms and production facilities have experienced minor troubles in wake of Hurricane Irma
Cal-Maine Foods, the world’s largest egg producer, reported that it has sustained minor damages at some of its farms and egg production facilities in Florida and Southeast Georgia as a result of Hurricane Irma.
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Africa’s avian influenza battle continues

Virus also continues to be troublesome in Europe, Asia
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus has been detected in poultry in South Africa, Nigeria, Taiwan and Italy over the last week, and there has been one confirmed new case in a human patient in China.
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Gemperle Family Farms speeds up cage-free conversion

Egg company states it will convert to 100 percent cage-free egg production one year earlier than it previously planned
Gemperle Family Farms’ conversion to 100 percent cage-free egg production will be accelerated and completed by 2023, the company announced. Gemperle’s previous commitment stated that the conversion would be completed by 2024.
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UEP names new VP of animal welfare

Hiring of Larry Sadler, Ph.D., continues UEP commitment to advancing, supporting hen health and well-being
Larry Sadler, Ph. D. has been named to the position of Vice President of Animal Welfare for United Egg Producers (UEP).
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