The annual Egg Industry Exclusive Survey and Top U.S. Egg Companies are now available. The February 2016 digital edition of Egg Industry is full of data and analysis about the expansion of cage-free hens in the U.S. and the importance of biosecurity plans on layer and pullet farms. Here are five key topics from the exclusive survey. Click on the links to the charts to find out the responses from the egg industry.

  1. More than 50 percent of the reported U.S. egg industry expansion will be cage free in 2016.
     
  2. Egg producers predict 40.6 percent of egg production in 2025 will be cage free.
     
  3. 31 percent of egg producers believe McDonald's cage-free announcement will result in the end of cage housing for foodservice in the U.S.
     
  4. More than 80 percent of egg producers say they have site-specific biosecurity plans for each farm.
     
  5. 19 out of 31 egg producers say they are audited to check compliance of their biosecurity plans.

This digital edition of Egg Industry also features profiles on the Top 20 U.S. egg companies, as well as rankings. You can learn more about each of these companies in the WATTAgNet Top Poultry Companies database.