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How well are cage-free pledges being met in Canada?

Mercy for Animals’ Canada Animal Welfare Scorecard tracks the progress of companies’ efforts to covert to a 100% cage-free egg supply

In its new Canada Animal Welfare Scorecard report, animal rights group Mercy for Animals revealed where companies that pledged to source 100% cage-free eggs are following up on their commitments.

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Perdue’s Niman Ranch: Demand heading toward Prop 12

Pork company says greater industry should be helping farmers become compliant with California law instead of fighting its implementation

Niman Ranch, a pork production unit of Perdue Farms, is voicing its support of California Proposition 12, stating that the use of gestation stalls is not necessary in pork production.

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High egg prices, cage free doubles Cal-Maine’s net sales

The U.S. egg producer reported significant revenue increases due to growth in specialty eggs sales and a reduction in the number of layer hens from HPAI losses.

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. reported record quarterly net sales of $658.3 million, a 103% increase compared to the same quarter last year, in its financial review for the first quarter of fiscal 2023.

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