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on April 3, 2015

Cage-free egg production, more cost than benefits?

New Coalition for a Sustainable Egg Supply research looks at air quality, food safety, egg quality, production costs and pullet bone growth in the three housing systems.

The Coalition for a Sustainable Egg Supply conducted field research on a commercial egg farm comparing three housing systems: conventional cages, enriched cages and cage-free aviary. Environmental impact, food safety, bird performance, production costs, worker safety, and animal health and well-being measurements were made over a period of 27 months…

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