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Colorado lawmakers urged to avoid cage-free egg mandate

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 15 August 2019 17:20. Could Colorado become the next state to outlaw the sale and production of cage-produced eggs?

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Oregon outlaws production, sale of caged eggs

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 12 August 2019 21:36. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on August 12 signed into law legislation that would make it illegal for eggs from cage-raised hens to be produced or sold in the state.

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New Michael Foods egg plant expected to open in October

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 2 August 2019 17:49. The new Michael Foods 150,000 square-foot egg processing and distribution facility in Norwalk, Iowa, is on schedule to open in October, Michael Foods’ parent company, Post Holdings, announced on August 1.

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Big data: connecting the chicken and the egg

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 2 August 2019 06:00. With the application of new precision management technologies, the egg industry will see productivity rise, while consumers will enjoy greater transparency.

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Ventilating the world’s largest cage-free layer house

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 2 August 2019 06:00. With the U.S. egg-laying industry potentially moving toward 100% cage-free production, new housing systems are being tested to find what methods make the most sense economically while providing for bird health and welfare.

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How to create an effective HACCP plan for shell egg plants

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 2 August 2019 06:00. Though not required for shell egg processing plants, based on the insight gained from the last shell egg recall maybe it’s time for a HACCP plan.

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Employee ventilation training key to layer farm success

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 2 August 2019 06:00. Employees should understand the importance of the laying hen house ventilation system and be properly trained on identifying issues.

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Japan’s poultry production continues to grow

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 2 August 2019 06:00. Japan’s chicken and egg producers are continuing to respond to favorable market chicken, with demand favoring high-value products.

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Italian consumers purchasing higher-value eggs

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 2 August 2019 06:00. Changing consumer tastes see Italian consumers choosing more expensive eggs and retailers shunning cage production.

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Research shows practical method to reduce litter moisture

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 1 August 2019 06:36. USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, in which researchers found a practical method to reduce litter moisture.

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