Novus International, an animal health and nutrition company, celebrated World Egg Day September 9, 2009 at its global headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. World Egg Day is celebrated on the second Friday of October each year to raise awareness of the benefits of eggs.

Today, an average hen will lay over 250 eggs in a given year and provides the highest quality of protein available, according to a company release. These numbers are attributed to genetics, animal welfare and feedstuffs.

As part of the observance, company employees were educated on nutritional quality and the benefits of eggs during activities held throughout the day.