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on March 15, 2021

Cal-Maine Foods on cage-free conversion, pasture-raised hens

The company calls the cage-free conversion an opportunity that they believe they're financially as ready for as anyone is.

Approximately 26% of the U.S. hen population is currently housed in a cage-free facility. To meet the projected demand more than 70% of the U.S. laying hen flock will need to be cage-free by 2026 and the industry would need to invest roughly US$6.5 billion. Cal-Maine Foods has invested $405…

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