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The latest egg-laying hens research, commentary and articles to help table egg producers maximize their operation from the editors of Egg Industry magazine. Topics include flock performance capabilities, hen health and nutrition, poultry housing regulations and hen welfare best practices.

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3 ways algae can improve egg quality

Algae in layer diets can have better health benefits for people, it can contribute to better yolk pigments, and it can improve egg output by hens
The use of algae in layer diets can help improve egg quality in several ways: it can produce eggs that have better health benefits for people, it can contribute to better yolk pigments, and it can improve egg output by hens.
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Nanotubes trap avian flu viruses for early detection

Nanotechnology for early detection of avian influenza may soon move from the research lab to commercial poultry applications.
Nanotechnology to be presented at the Poultry Tech Summit acts as a filter to trap avian influenza viruses for quick identification without dependence on antibodies.
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Fornazor poultry feed receives halal certification

Company will target customers in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, India and Africa
Fornazor International, the Hillsdale, New Jersey-based agricultural commodity trading company, has received halal certification from Islamic Services of America for its Super Pro Plus poultry feed.
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Fallout from fipronil in Belgium, Netherlands

One company from Belgium has filed for bankruptcy, while report blasts Dutch food safety agency and farmers
A Belgian company at the center of the crisis involving insecticide residues in eggs last year has announced it is bankrupt, and a new Dutch report on the investigation highlights problems in the country’s food safety system.
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Challenge to Daybreak Foods expansion denied

Appeal had been filed, claiming air quality and odor concerns may not have been properly addressed during the permitting process
Daybreak Foods can continue with its plans to expand its egg production facility in Lake Mills, Wisconsin, after a state board denied a challenge to a conditional use permit granted to the company.
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California to vote on new farm animal confinement laws

Petitioners gain enough signatures to place law that would require all eggs produced and sold in California to be from cage-free systems
California voters will decide on a measure that would eliminate the use of cages for hens laying eggs that are produced or sold in California, after enough signatures were obtained to put the measure on the statewide ballot.
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