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Cage-free egg farm conversion on a tight schedule

When DeWeerdt Poultry Farm initiated its plan to convert to cage free in 2020, financial restraints and logistical hurdles didn’t make the process easy.

While DeWeerdt Poultry Farm’s construction plans are progressing, its apparent that the new legislation has forced owner Steve DeWeerdt to face challenges along the way.

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US egg producers face an unpredictable market in 2022

Braswell Farms discussed the biggest challenges it’s facing in the egg industry as cage-free mandates close in and the industry continues to change.

Braswell Farm’s fourth-generation president, Trey Braswell, discussed how the North Carolina based company has navigated cage-free legislation and what some of the biggest challenges are for egg producers today.

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Mexican animal welfare bill may harm poultry sector

With a lack of scientific input, a proposal for new animal welfare legislation in Mexico could do more harm than good.
Proposed Mexican animal welfare legislation would appear to be designed to appeal to the public, doing little for poultry producers or the birds they manage.
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Massachusetts law changes to avert egg shortage in 2022

Change to 2016 Question 3 law was declared an emergency law that is necessary for the immediate preservation of public convenience.

Without these amendments, cage-free facilities that only allow 1 square foot of space would not have been able to supply to Massachusetts, meaning that egg shortages were expected.

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Herbruck's veterinarian wins animal care award from MSU

The award is one of the highest honors from the university’s Department of Large Animal Clinical Services.

Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch veterinarian Dr. Alex Strauch recently accepted the Early-Career Food Animal Veterinarian Award from Michigan State University (MSU) at the 2021 Michigan Veterinary Conference.

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