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on March 6, 2015

What will the future bring for cage housing of layers in the US?

Survey of US egg producers shows a wide range of opinions on the adoption of enriched cages and cage-free housing.

Today’s layer houses are true technological marvels, but economies of scale and the efficiencies of inline operation coupled with all of the automation, climate control and waste-handling equipment have worked to drive the cost of a new complex higher and higher.

When considering investments of tens of millions of dollars…

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