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Cage-Free Laying Systems

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Michigan cage-free egg bill signed into law

Signed by Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, SB 174 amends Michigan Animal Industry Act, ensuring laying hens will be cage free by 2025
A newly passed law in Michigan will require that all eggs that are produced or sold in Michigan be produced in cage-free laying systems by 2025.
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Radisson pledges to serve cage-free eggs globally

All shell eggs, liquid eggs and egg products served at all hotels in global chain will come from cage-free hens by 2025
Radisson Hotel Group pledged to source only cage-free eggs for its entire global portfolio by 2025.
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Australian protesters push for cage-free production

Despite pressure from consumers, a Member of Parliament says conventionally produced eggs are still needed within the Australian market
Recently, the New South Wales (NSW) Labor Party decided not to move forward with a 10-year phase-out of conventional cage housing for egg-laying hens.
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Michigan Senate approves hen housing bill

Michigan Allied Poultry Industries applauds Senate for passing cage-free egg bill
The Michigan Senate approved a bill that sets new standards for animal housing and aligns the state’s family egg farmers with national cage-free egg standards by 2025.
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Northern Ireland producers to tour English free-range farms

Tour, organized by Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, to focus on new technologies for sustainable commercial free-range egg production systems
The Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is offering commercial egg producers the opportunity to travel to England to assess and learn from the latest innovations and innovators in the free-range egg industry.
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4 cage-free house issues producers may not have considered

Industry researchers use the USPOULTRY Live Production, Welfare & Biosecurity seminar to discuss cage-free laying house issues that may not have been previously discussed by producers
The future of cage-free egg production has been a regular topic of discussion among the egg industry for some time now. Challenges like cost, health, pest control and conversion of housing are just a few of the many concerns.
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Iowa Cage Free delivering on hen welfare promise

While working to perfect house design, management and worker training, Iowa Cage Free is striving to provide good hen welfare and competitive economic performance.
With the U.S. egg-laying industry potentially moving toward 100% cage-free production, new housing systems are being tested to find what methods make the most sense economically while providing for bird health and welfare. Recently, Iowa Cage Free LLP constructed a unique two-story, cage-free house for 540,000 hens.
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