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CP Foods to certify Thailand’s first cage-free standard

CP Foods’ Wang Somboon operations have been involved in cage-free production since 2018
Charoen Pokphand Foods (CP Foods) is ready to apply for Thailand’s first-ever cage-free standard from the Department of Livestock Development to meet the growing global consumer demand for cage-free eggs.
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More companies sourcing cage-free eggs

The latest edition of the EggTrack, which monitors evolving corporate demand for cage-free eggs, reveals that the trend towards cage-free egg sourcing continues to grow.
Corporate demand for cage free eggs continues to grow around the world, however sourcing policies reveal significant variations in approach.
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Cal-Maine expanding cage-free egg production in Kentucky

World’s largest egg producer is investing $40.1 million to expand its operations in Guthrie, Kentucky
The Cal-Maine Foods Board of Directors approved a $40.1 million capital project to expand the company’s cage-free egg production at its Guthrie, Kentucky, production facility.
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Old US caged laying systems may find new home in Rwanda

Cage egg production systems on their way out in U.S., but still could help give Rwanda a more dependable supply of eggs, former Tyson CEO Donnie Smith says
Donnie Smith, former CEO of Tyson Foods and founder of the African Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP), would love to see Rwandan agriculture become more self-sufficient and the country to be more food secure.
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NestFresh emphasizes sustainability with non-GMO eggs

Colorado-based company works to provide consumers with eggs that are certified cage free, free range, humanely treated and non-GMO.
NestFresh works with more than 60 family farms in about 12 states to produce eggs in a flexible, sustainable system that also helps the livelihood of small farmers and those farmers' abilities to support their local economy and community.
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Key considerations for layer house ventilation designs

Learn who designs a ventilation system, what options there are and what geographical factors play a role in choosing the right system for your birds.
In planning a ventilation system for a specific environment, a designer will consider the specifications of the available systems.
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