News and analysis on the global poultry
and animal feed industries.

The Chicken and the Egg

Deven King, managing editor of Egg Industry magazine, offers her outlook on the issues affecting chicken and egg production, along with the happenings in the global feed and grain industries.
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Poultry biosecurity plans prepared humans for COVID-19

As state lawmakers continue to put stay-at-home orders in place, people could learn to be safe by implementing some of the steps associated with poultry biosecurity.
A lot of companies are providing agriculture-related educational worksheets to kids that currently can't go to school, perhaps something on biosecurity could be next and create trust between producers and consumers?
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Democratic candidate Bloomberg disparaged ag, or did he?

Comments made in 2016 by Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg are coming back to haunt him and probably won't help him win over the vote of rural America, but rural America needs to see the bigger picture here
A short video of Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg discussing agriculture and the industrial industry in 2016 has recently surfaced. Some reports have said it will make it impossible for him to win the vote of rural America.
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PETA blames meat eaters for barn fire, calls out cage-free

A large fire destroyed a barn and about 300,000 cage-free laying hens at a Konos egg farm, PETA is planning a billboard blaming people who are not yet vegans for the birds' deaths.
A large fire destroyed a barn and killed about 300,000 cage-free laying hens, PETA blames anyone who isn't vegan in their new billboard.
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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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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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