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on February 8, 2017

US egg industry: cage-free demands, flock size increases.

The industry bounced back from avian influenza in 2016 and added more birds and more cage-free housing to keep up its purchaser pledge commitments.

The US egg industry recovered from the avian influenza outbreak, but 2016 challenged the industry with an oversupply situation and a cascade of cage-free egg purchase pledges from major buyers. The 2014-2015 outbreak cost producers about 40 million layers and pullets. In 2016, layer flocks were restocked, shuffling Egg Industry’s…

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