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on January 11, 2018

3 questions facing US egg producers in 2018

While in the midst of a major expansion in cage-free layer housing, the U.S. egg industry faces questions regarding whether demand for eggs in general is really increasing, if grain prices will decline further and what the impact would be of a renegotiated NAFTA agreement.

Egg Industry exclusive article:

Wholesale egg prices in the U.S. returned to profitable levels for egg producers in the fall of 2017. The laying hen losses from the 2015 highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak led to record high egg prices in the U.S.

Read the entire article in the January issue of Egg Industry.

The record profits and the cage-free purchase pledges made by retail and restaurant chains led to a significant expansion in total layer numbers in the U.S. in general and cage-free layers, in particular. Wholesale egg prices reached historic lows in the late spring and early summer of 2016.

In this article, you will find the answers to:

  • How much will egg production increase in 2018?

  • Will feed cost decline in 2018?

  • Will NAFTA renegotiations impact egg producers?

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