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on October 11, 2018

German egg farm transitions with the shell egg market

From privatization after the German reunification in 1990 to free-range and cage-free housing today, this shell egg producer has adapted to rapid changes in the retail market.

The egg market has undergone dramatic change in Germany over the last decade, and this is particularly true for the eastern part of the country. Egg production was controlled by the state in the German Democratic Republic (East Germany). East Germany was divided into nine regions, with each region having…

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