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Egg Production / Cage-Free Laying Systems
on September 4, 2014

Alternative layer housing, feed additives highlight PSA meeting

Coalition for a Sustainable Egg Supply research and other studies looking at cage-free and enriched colony housing for hens investigate welfare, food safety and bird performance impacts.

Many exciting and innovative laying hen-, pullet- and egg industry-related studies were presented at the 2014 Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting in Corpus Christi, Texas. Presentations focused largely on the implementation and impact of alternative hen housing systems and on use of feed additives to improve bird health and productive…

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