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Egg Production / Industry News & Trends
on April 12, 2017

Pullet rearing is key to cage-free flock success

Layer management experts say properly rearing pullets can make the difference between a high-performing cage-free flock and a disaster.

Farmers are looking for three things when raising pullets: consistent weight gain, flock uniformity, and high livability. Cage-free husbandry makes achieving these goals much more complicated than in a conventional system.

In a conventional cage system, the amount of food, water and ventilation can be controlled and consistent throughout the…

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