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on February 5, 2019

Egg producers: Less than half of US hens will be cage free in 2025

Many major foodservice and retail outlets have pledged to switch to 100 percent cage-free egg purchases by 2025, but not many are setting interim benchmarks to get there.

As part of the 2019 Egg Industry magazine Top Egg Company Survey, U.S. egg producers were asked what percentage of their customers have pledged to purchase only cage-free eggs or egg products by some future date.

Twenty-seven egg producers answered this question. On average, according to their responses, 54 percent…

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