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Northern Ireland producers to tour English free-range farms

Tour, organized by Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, to focus on new technologies for sustainable commercial free-range egg production systems
The Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is offering commercial egg producers the opportunity to travel to England to assess and learn from the latest innovations and innovators in the free-range egg industry.
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4 cage-free house issues producers may not have considered

Industry researchers use the USPOULTRY Live Production, Welfare & Biosecurity seminar to discuss cage-free laying house issues that may not have been previously discussed by producers
The future of cage-free egg production has been a regular topic of discussion among the egg industry for some time now. Challenges like cost, health, pest control and conversion of housing are just a few of the many concerns.
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Iowa Cage Free delivering on hen welfare promise

While working to perfect house design, management and worker training, Iowa Cage Free is striving to provide good hen welfare and competitive economic performance.
With the U.S. egg-laying industry potentially moving toward 100% cage-free production, new housing systems are being tested to find what methods make the most sense economically while providing for bird health and welfare. Recently, Iowa Cage Free LLP constructed a unique two-story, cage-free house for 540,000 hens.
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Cal-Maine expansion gets planning board approval

To increase cage-free egg capacity, company plans to expand its facility near Sugarville, Utah
The planning commission of Millard County, Utah, gave approval to plans submitted by Cal-Maine Foods’ Delta Egg Farms, which hopes to expand its facility in the county.
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CP Foods unveils cage-free eggs for Thai market

Company’s Wang Somboon farm offers Five Freedoms to birds
Charoen Pokphand Foods’ (CP Foods)’ first cage-free egg products produced with high animal welfare practices and healthier nutrients are available for the Thai market.
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Australian egg farmers feel financial squeeze

Farmers supplying Coles chain say they are being paid less for eggs than the cost of production
Farmers in Western Australia supplying Coles supermarket chain say they are being paid less than the cost of production for their eggs from barn-raised hens at a time of high costs, a nationwide egg shortage, and just as the limit on egg consumption in a heart-healthy diet have been lifted.
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