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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.


Economic challenges of converting to cage-free eggs

An economist looks at some of the challenges the US egg industry faces as cage-free purchase pledges from major retail and food service customers loom on the horizon.
An economist discusses challenges U.S. egg producers may face as cage-free purchase pledges leave many open questions for not only producers but retailers and consumers too.
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3 cash-use priorities for Cal-Maine Foods

The largest egg company in the United States wants to continue to grow and has identified how it would like to achieve that
Cal-Maine Foods has three main priorities of how to use the company’s cash on hand, Cal-Maine Chief Financial Officer Tim Dawson said on June 7.
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Heat exchangers may be right for cage-free layer houses

The reduced housing density and litter areas that are part of cage-free housing might make heat exchangers a practical component of an air handling system for maintaining good air quality and temperature in wintertime.
Cage-free layer houses provide more room per hen than do cage houses. Learn how a heat exchanger can be used to transfer heat from exhaust air to incoming air during winter months to reduce heating costs and maintain good air quality for cage-free houses.
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Charoen Pokphand Foods adopts animal welfare policy

Broiler, layer, duck and pig operations all affected by animal welfare initiative
Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) is implementing a global policy on animal welfare in line with international animal health principles to ensure of the happiness of its farm animals.
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