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Cage-Free Laying Systems / Poultry Welfare
on November 7, 2016

Cage-free housing standards: Changes may be coming

As the US egg industry prepares for a move out of cages, the United Egg Producers re-evaluates its UEP Certified program’s cage-free housing standards.

Cage-free egg purchase pledges made by major grocery and foodservice egg purchasers are triggering what could be $10 billion investment by U.S. egg producers in cage-free production systems over the next decade. Many of the cage-produced eggs sold in the U.S. are produced according to United Egg Producers (UEP) Certified…

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