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on May 30, 2022

Cal-Maine: HPAI in US is affecting cage-free conversion

The egg producer explained how avian influenza could be providing an exit strategy for small farms who were unsure if they could afford to convert to cage free.

The shift to cage-free housing in the U.S. has forced small egg producers to make a large decision. They must make the costly investment to switch housing styles, wait to see if state legislation and consumer pledges are fulfilled, potentially affecting demand for their products, or go out of business.

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