3 questions facing US egg producers in 2018

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Egg Industry exclusive article:

Wholesale egg prices in the U.S. returned to profitable levels for egg producers in the fall of 2017. The laying hen losses from the 2015 highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak led to record high egg prices in the U.S.

Read the entire article in the January issue of Egg Industry.

The record profits and the cage-free purchase pledges made by retail and restaurant chains led to a significant expansion in total layer numbers in the U.S. in general and cage-free layers, in particular. Wholesale egg prices reached historic lows in the late spring and early summer of 2016.

In this article, you will find the answers to:

  • How much will egg production increase in 2018?

  • Will feed cost decline in 2018?

  • Will NAFTA renegotiations impact egg producers?

Also in this issue:

Terrence O’Keefe is editor of Egg Industry and content director at WATT Global Media. To contact O’Keefe, email tokeefe@wattglobal.com.

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