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New Zealand egg production expected to drop

Some New Zealand egg producers choose not to remain in industry rather than covert to cage-free operations
As New Zealand moves away from the use of conventional cages on layer farms, egg production in the country could decline by about 4.5 percent, one analyst estimated.
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NAMI wants delay in implementation of Prop 12

Offers public comments on high costs for producers and consumers, unconstitutionality, and short compliance window
The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) today submitted public comments regarding California’s Proposition 12 calling for postponement of the law’s implementation so multiple problems affecting consumers and producers may be addressed.
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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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