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Cage-Free Laying Systems

The latest articles, analysis and information on hens laying eggs in a cage-free environment inside barns or buildings and engaging in some natural behaviors like walking and nesting to help egg producers maximize flock performance and yields from the editors of Egg Industry magazine.

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Egg producers predict cages won't go away by 2025

US egg producers responding to the Top Egg Company Survey predict that over half of US hens will still be housed in cages in 2025.
As part of Egg Industry magazine's annual Top Egg Company Survey, egg producers were asked their opinion of how U.S. laying hens will be housed in 2025.
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FFAR awards $1.4 million in hen health research grants

University studies will benefit as the money is to be spent on improving health and productivity of hens through various theories of research
University studies will benefit as grant money from the FFAR is to be spent on improving health and productivity of hens through various theories of research.
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Lawsuit: Cal-Maine, Walmart used false claim on organic egg label

Plaintiff alleges companies falsely claimed hens that laid Organic Marketside eggs had outdoor access
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Walmart and Cal-Maine Foods, with the plaintiffs claiming the two companies misled consumers about the conditions in which hens that laid Walmart store brand Organic Marketside eggs were raised.
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