Top 10 egg industry headlines of 2024 (so far)

Follow links to the most popular egg and layer industry articles and blogs from WATTPoultry in the first half of the year.

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Here are the 10 most-read new egg and layer industry articles and blogs during the first half of 2024:

  1. US Wabash Valley farm catches fire, no injuries reported
    The cause of the egg producer’s fire is unknown.
  2. Rose Acre Farms invests in new processing plant, cage-free houses
    The U.S. egg producer estimates the new construction will be completed in August 2024.
  3. Michael Foods confirms 5.7 million layers positive for HPAI
    The farms that tested positive for avian influenza are located in Minnesota and Iowa.
  4. Avian flu strikes Cal-Maine egg operation in Texas Panhandle
    After seven dairy farms in Texas are hit by avian influenza, the virus claims nearly 2 million chickens in the state.
  5. Cal-Maine Foods acquires Tyson broiler processing facility
    The U.S. egg producer says it plans to repurpose the building into an egg and egg product processing plant.
  6. HPAI vaccine shows promise in commercial layer study
    The Netherlands-based researchers have been evaluating two vaccines in layers housed in a commercial environment since September 2023.
  7. Cage-free law proposed in Illinois legislature
    Proposed bill would call for the end of the production and sale of caged eggs in Illinois by 2026.
  8. Activist cage-free reports, deadlines and consumer trust
    Many U.S. cage-free commitments made by restaurants are due in 2025. Will these pledges be met, and will consumer trust be damaged if they are not?
  9. Center Fresh confirms 4.3 million layer HPAI case in Iowa
    The U.S. egg producer verified that the recent Sioux County avian influenza outbreak occurred at one of its facilities.
  10. Can a caged, cage-free sign influence the egg consumer?
    Caged and cage-free signage in the grocery store is becoming a topic of conversation among some companies, and even Michigan’s Attorney General.
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