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Legislation compliance costs European egg sector dearly

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 16 October 2017 20:50. Complying with European Union legislation adds, on average, an extra 16 percent to the cost of egg production in Europe, a new study reveals. These additional costs of egg production at the farm level directly relate to European legislation on animal welfare, environmental protection and […]

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USDA 2017 broiler, turkey, egg production forecasts up

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 16 October 2017 15:23. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has raised its forecast for U.S. broiler, turkey and egg production in 2017.

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Rose Acre puts cage-free housing construction on hold

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 16 October 2017 06:00. Ivaylo Georgiev, Freeimages.com From WATTAgNet: Because consumer demand for more expensive cage-free eggs remains low and a glut of cage-free eggs exists, Rose Acre Farms is at least temporarily discontinuing the addition of cage-free laying systems, or as CEO Marcus Rust put it, the company […]

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Versova donates 108,000 eggs to Food Bank of Iowa for World Egg Day

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 13 October 2017 04:13. To mark World Egg Day on Oct. 13, Versova donated 108,000 nutritious, protein-packed eggs to the Food Bank of Iowa.

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How World Egg Day is being observed around the globe

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 12 October 2017 18:24. World Egg Day is being observed around the globe on October 13. Established At the International Egg Commission’s Vienna conference in 1996, World Egg Day has been celebrated annually on the second Friday of October. Here is how the following countries are planning to celebrate […]

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UK agency alters advice on eating raw, undercooked eggs

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 12 October 2017 17:30. Paul Williamson, Freeimages.com The U.K. Food Standards Agency (FSA) has changed its advice about eating eggs – vulnerable individuals including infants, children, pregnant women and elderly people can now safely eat raw or lightly cooked eggs that are produced under the British Lion Code of […]

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How aisle width in cage-free systems impacts hen welfare

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 12 October 2017 16:02. Aisle width effects lighting, ventilation, litter, flock movement and management which will directly affect the welfare of the birds.

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Top egg companies gain market share through consolidation

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 11 October 2017 06:00. The largest producers in the egg industry have steadily gained a larger slice of the pie during the past two decades. Read the entire report about the top egg companies exclusively in the October issue of Egg Industry. Egg Industry examined WATT Global Media data […]

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6 common cage-free egg production mistakes

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 11 October 2017 06:00. Cage-free egg farming is difficult even for veteran farmers. Learn from others mistakes to make the transition smoother. | Austin Alonzo Despite the best education and preparation, the transition to cage-free production is a complex and challenging process, even for veteran egg farmers. Husbandry experts were […]

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Fipronil found in German liquor, bakery products

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 10 October 2017 06:00. German officials have found traces of Fipronil in egg-based liquor Advocaat, as well as other products containing eggs. | Naltik, Bigstock From WATTAgNet: Traces of Fipronil have been detected in a variety of products that contain eggs in Germany, including bakery products and an egg-based liquor […]

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