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Egg Production / Cage-Free Laying Systems
on September 7, 2017

Calculating additional resource needs in cage-free

Cage-free egg production requires additional manpower and feed, but exactly how much? Experts offer their estimates.

Along with greater attention to bird management and environmental settings, cage-free egg production simply demands greater resources than conventional production. Quantifying exactly how much extra labor and feed is needed, however, isn’t that simple.

Over the past few months, Egg Industry profiled best practices for rearing pullets, setting up the…

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