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on July 29, 2020

Cage-free transition financially and logistically impossible

Chad Gregory, president of UEP, explains that more than 171 million hens are still needed to meet cage-free pledges made by grocery stores

In the past four years 229 grocery stores and food companies have made public statements to transition to 100% cage-free eggs by a set future date. If all of those stores and food companies switch over to only cage-free, the industry will need to have 225 million layers in…

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