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Broilers & Layers / Cage-Free Laying Systems
on April 28, 2014
PUBLIC TRUST AND POULTRY PRODUCTION

Poultry welfare – expectations and reality

It is time for some self-reflection and to ask ourselves a few difficult questions about public trust in poultry production and animal welfare.

Welfare of poultry, especially laying hens, has become a major issue for commercial poultry producers in the last 15 to 20 years. What is happening to the commercial egg business is also setting the stage for what happens next in the poultry meat sector.

Various animal welfare/animal rights groups have

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