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Cage-Free Laying Systems

The latest articles, analysis and information on hens laying eggs in a cage-free environment inside barns or buildings and engaging in some natural behaviors like walking and nesting to help egg producers maximize flock performance and yields from the editors of Egg Industry magazine.

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Herbruck’s gets conditional approval for new egg farm

Proposed Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch facility would add 190 jobs and represent an investment of nearly $100 million to the area
Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch’s plans to build a new egg production facility in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, has taken a step forward, as the Montgomery Township Supervisors have granted conditional approval of the company’s land development plan.
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5 questions about cage-free hen health, welfare

Cage-free egg farming experts answer questions about mortality, stocking density, perching and food safety.
Cage-free egg production is quickly changing the egg industry and challenging farmers to elevate their bird management skills to achieve the best possible productivity.
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Tesco extends cage-free egg pledge into Central Europe

All Tesco stores in Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia will sell only cage-free eggs by 2025
Tesco has extended its commitment to selling cage-free eggs, announcing that by 2025, all of the supermarket chain’s locations in its stores in central Europe will sell only eggs from cage-free hens.
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Sodexo progressing toward cage-free egg goals

Company issues update on transition toward using cage-free shell and liquid eggs
Sodexo announced on July 25 that it has made significant progress towards its commitment to source only cage free eggs worldwide by 2025.
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Reducing aggression and floor eggs in cage-free flocks

Cage-free egg farming experts suggest ways to avoid negative behaviors that reduce bird health and productivity.
Arguably the most difficult aspect of the transition to cage-free farming is the re-introduction of the dynamics of hen socialization and behavior to egg farming. Farmers now need to understand it and manage it in order to consistently achieve the healthiest and most productive flocks.
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