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on October 11, 2016

Two-thirds of U.S. flock must be cage free to meet demand

About 74 percent of the 276 million layers in the US will need to housed in cage-free laying systems by 2025.

Nearly two-thirds of the U.S. layer flock will need to be housed in cage-free system by 2025 to meet anticipated demand, according to figures published by United Egg Producers.

On October 7, the egg farmer cooperative published an updated report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Analytics Division estimating 213.8…

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