News and analysis for the global poultry industry.

Articles by Meredith Johnson


Vital Farms eyes $600 million in egg revenue

Expanded egg processing capacity to come online in 2022 will allow for growth of the company’s egg business.
Russell Diez-Canseco, President and CEO, gave insight on the company during the recent earnings review of Vital Farm’s second quarter of 2021 concerning their recent expansion, onboarding of producers, and revenue obtained.
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Proposition 12 appeal from National Pork Producers rejected

The appeal challenged the Farm Animal Confinement Initiative that required all eggs produced or sold in California to come from cage-free laying systems by the end of 2021.
On July 28th, 2021, California’s Proposition 12 law was tested in a federal courts appeal by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).
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The future is bright at Nature’s Yoke and Utopihen Farms

George Weaver IV, Brand Specialist and Co-Founder of Utopihen Farms is on a mission to have a positive impact on others, both in and outside of the egg industry.
“It’s a movement, it’s not just an egg brand,” stated Weaver. The fourth-generation farmer helps his family lead the free-range and pasture-raised egg companies.
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100% cage-free eggs in US Krispy Kreme donuts by 2022

The donut maker and restaurant company provided an update on its cage-free egg transition.
The company website recently stated that they are on pace to convert 75% of their global system and 100% of U.S. Branded Sweet Treat products to cage-free by the end of 2021 and use 100% cage-free eggs globally by 2026. 
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