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Worries about cage-free eggs reach India

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 17 May 2017 06:00. From WATTAgNet: Attendees at a session organized by India’s National Egg Coordination Committee (NECC) and Vista Processed Foods were cautioned that if cage-free egg production reaches India, egg consumption would be apt to decline. During the session titled “Understanding Cage-Free Poultry,” Vista Processed Foods CEO […]

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Why consumers buy cage-free eggs may surprise you

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 17 May 2017 06:00. A new Australian study looking at the motivation behind purchases of free-range and cage-free eggs has found that consumer motivation is not simply driven by concern for the laying hen. Shoppers selecting these types of eggs may be less concerned by the perceived benefits for […]

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Top US egg company data sets now available to purchase

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 15 May 2017 12:40. Exclusive egg company data sets from WATTAgNet’s Top Poultry Companies database are now available for sale online.

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Future of poultry welfare: What producers should expect

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 10 May 2017 08:00. Free-range production is seen by many as being the most welfare friendly, however, opinion remins divided. | Craig Holmes Poultry producers can expect welfare pressures to continue growing, probably at a greater pace than they have seen to date, necessitating ongoing changes to broiler and […]

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Fourth generation takes helm at Braswell Family Farms

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 10 May 2017 06:00. Trey Braswell, left, is taking over the presidency of Braswell Family Farms. He succeeds Scott Braswell, right. | Braswell Family Farms Ronald “Trey” Braswell III has assumed the presidency of family-owned egg and feed producer Braswell Family Farms, headquartered in Nashville, North Carolina. In accepting the […]

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Latest cage-free ventilation, lighting and litter tactics

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 9 May 2017 06:00. Cage-free farming elevates the importance of aspects that were almost afterthoughts in a conventional house, augmenting the challenge of the transition.Along with stronger husbandry skills, cage-free management challenges farmers to think how ventilation, lighting and litter and manure management affect the health and performance of […]

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New cage-free layer housing may lower production costs

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 9 May 2017 06:00. An agriculture construction company is teaming up with Rose Acre Farms to bring a new style of cage-free house to the market which, it says, can offer far more efficiency than a traditional design. In April 2017, Summit Livestock Facilities and Rose Acre held a […]

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Michael Foods profit, net sales down in second quarter

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 8 May 2017 06:00. Michael Foods reported a segment profit of $42.7 million during the second quarter of the 2017 fiscal year, less than half of the $89.6 million profit reported during the second quarter of fiscal year 2016.

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How to mitigate dust and ammonia in cage-free houses

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 4 May 2017 06:00. Cage-free farming brings inherent air quality challenges, so farmers need to adapt in order to protect the health of their flock and their workers.

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Vietnam, South Korea suffer avian flu consequences

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 2 May 2017 06:00. photo by Przemyslaw Kucinski | Freeimages.com Among Asian and African countries, only Vietnam has reported any new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the last week to the global animal health agency, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). More than one quarter […]

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