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Cage-Free Laying Systems / Egg Production
on March 2, 2013

Legislative, market uncertainty will force egg producers to adapt

State ballot initiatives, customer demands and possible passage of national hen welfare legislation create uncertainty over housing choices for US egg producers.

As the months go by, the uncertainty about housing standards for layers in California and the U.S. as a whole continues. Many egg producers are sitting on the sidelines waiting, some are adding cage-free housing to satisfy a market which, while still small, is growing rapidly, and a brave few…

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