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Deven King

Deven King

Deven King is the managing editor of Egg Industry. Contact King at dking@wattglobal.com.

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Iowa organic egg company produces on small farms

Farmers Hen House, an organic free-range egg company, prioritizes sustainable farming while keeping small farms in business.
Farmers Hen House began with a few small Amish farms and the idea that producing organic eggs would keep these farms viable and sustainable.
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Are alternative proteins just a trend?

Large animal protein companies are expecting growth in their alternative protein portfolios, however, some have suggested they believe sales will hit a ceiling
I am afraid animal welfare and environmental concerns for a younger generation of consumers is going to play a bigger role in the demand for alternative proteins than we as livestock producers would like.
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How to ensure clean water through the entire layer house

A good water treatment program needs to effectively treat water coming into the poultry house and keep it clean all the way to the end of the last drinker line on the farm.
The key to a successful water program is to assess issues and identify opportunities to improve the quality of the water at a specific location or house.
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Egg white wraps developed for health-conscious consumers

An egg white wrap made with cage-free eggs offers consumers a low-carb and grain-free alternative to traditional tortillas.
The new egglife egg white wraps, tortilla-like wraps made with cage-free eggs instead of flour, are intended to meet the needs of those making more health-conscious decisions.
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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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Will cage-free production always please animal activists?

With potential health issues still to come and the premium cost of cage-free eggs, I'm afraid activist and consumers will have more questions ahead
While attending the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) Live Production, Welfare & Biosecurity Seminar in Nashville, Tennessee on September 17, industry researchers discussed potential issues to cage-free layer housing that U.S. egg producers may not have faced yet.
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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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