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Egg Production

Most consumers on panel don’t purchase cage-free eggs

Some focus group members indicate price is the most important factor when buying eggs
Five of six consumers taking part in a focus group discussion at the 2019 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit identified themselves as egg consumers. But of those five, only one said she seeks out eggs that carry specialty labels such as cage free, free range or organic.
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Chickens lost in Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch fire

Fire in Ionia County, Michigan, is under investigation; number of birds killed in blaze uncertain
A Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch barn in Ionia County, Michigan, was badly damaged in a fire on April 30, killing an undisclosed amount of chickens.
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Michigan egg producers donate more than 5 million eggs in 2018

Seven local family farms contributed to the donation total of 419,350 dozens.
Michigan Allied Poultry Industry (MAPI) announced April 30 that its member farms donated more than five million eggs to food pantries, ministries, food drive events and families in need in 2018, for a grand total of 419,350 dozen, or 5,032,200 eggs donated.
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Just Crack an Egg hatches three new scramble varieties

Just Crack an Egg is expanding its line of hot and convenient breakfast scrambles with the addition of three new varieties: Veggie, Protein Packed and Southwest Style. These new breakfast bowls join the line of existing Just Crack an Egg products, all available in stores now.
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New Daybreak Foods egg plant to be operational in July

New pullet houses and one layer house in Lake Mills, Wisconsin, have already been populated
Daybreak Foods’ construction of a new egg production complex in Lake Mills, Wisconsin, is progressing nicely, with three new pullet buildings populated and processing equipment starting to arrive at the new plant, which has been erected.
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Trace mineral form is key to supporting eggshell quality

Organic mineral sources deliver a number of valuable benefits compared to their inorganic counterparts, says Alltech's Kayla Price
The importance of trace mineral form on bird performance and eggshell quality was a key discussion point at the Alltech European Technical Summit.
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