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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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King amendment resurfaces in proposed 2018 farm bill

Congressman from Iowa says states do not have authority to enact laws that affect farm production in other states
A member of Congress from Iowa who proposed an amendment to prevent states from regulating the farm animal production in other states during the farm bill deliberations in 2013 has introduced a similar amendment to the 2018 farm bill.
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Herbruck’s: Building egg farm a ‘complex process’

Company remains focused on establishing a cage-free egg operation in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania
Nearly two years after Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch announced its intent to build an egg-production facility in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, the company is patiently waiting to start construction.
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Rose Acre Farms recalls over 206 million eggs

22 related illnesses have been reported
Rose Acre Farms is voluntarily recalling 206,749,248 eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on April 13.
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Tackling cage-free layer housing air quality challenges

Giving laying hens access to a litter area for dustbathing, scratching and foraging helps minimize aggressive behavior, but it can result in dust and ammonia problems.
Recent studies have shown that cage-free housing results in six to nine times higher dust in the house environment than cage systems with manure belts.
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Tunnel vision in poultry production

Is there a rivalry between traditional and alternative poultry producers? If so, is there a way to fix it?
Perhaps a little more opening to alternative poultry production is needed because it could turn out to be an interesting business.
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Poultry red mites are Europe's most costly pest

These tiny blood-sucking arachnids are found in many countries and are very difficult to eliminate from infested farms.
Poultry red mites are a small pest that have a large impact on the egg industry in terms of production losses and control cost, especially in the EU.
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