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on November 21, 2018

Is it time to reconsider caging laying hens?

Consumer beliefs that cage-free egg production automatically leads to higher layer welfare do not stand up to scrutiny.

The welfare of hens is a very important concern for producers and also an area where consumers have an opinion, often without much knowledge. Where consumers are concerned, cages are viewed unfavorably with alternatives seen as being much more welfare friendly.

At the international level, one of the objectives of…

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