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.
Some of egg company’s farms and production facilities have experienced minor troubles in wake of Hurricane Irma
September 11, 2017
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.
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.
Egg company states it will convert to 100 percent cage-free egg production one year earlier than it previously planned
September 7, 2017
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.