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Why the new organic egg welfare rule won’t raise prices

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 21 July 2017 06:00. A large organic egg producer says a proposed change in animal welfare policy won’t hamper the organic egg business or send prices skyrocketing as some are predicting.

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Ghana poultry farm’s integration model trains community

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 20 July 2017 06:00. A model poultry farm in the north of Ghana is hoping to meet local demand for poultry meat and eggs, and to share rearing knowledge with local farmers. What little commercial broiler production exists in the country tends to be concentrated in the south. Northern Ghana has never […]

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Organic egg producer focuses on providing for community

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 18 July 2017 06:00. Mid-States Specialty Eggs produces pasture-raised hens using the cooperative effort of Mennonite families in Missouri and Arkansas. | Eggs “R” Us Inc. Missouri-based Mid-States Specialty Eggs, based in Smithton, Missouri, is becoming a leader in the organic egg business. Read the entire report about Mid-States […]

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Reducing aggression and floor eggs in cage-free flocks

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 18 July 2017 06:00. With more egg producers switching to cage-free production, farmers now need to understand and manage the dynamics of hen socialization and behavior in order to consistently achieve the healthiest and most productive flocks. Keeping birds in cages limited activity and allowed the establishment of a […]

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Perdue reports on animal welfare improvements since 2016

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 17 July 2017 06:00. Perdue Farms released a report on the company’s animal care improvements intended to improve the welfare of its chickens and meet growing demand for poultry raised according to certain welfare standards. These chicken welfare improvements details are outlined in the company’s first progress report following […]

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Pizza Hut, Papa John’s commit to cage-free eggs in UK

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 13 July 2017 19:08. Photo courtesy of Papa John’s From WATTAgNet: Two pizza restaurant chains have vowed to source only cage-free eggs at all of their locations in the U.K. Papa John’s has pledged to eliminate cage-produced eggs from its U.K. supply by the end of 2019. Pizza Hut […]

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National Food Corp. settles in egg price-fixing suit

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 11 July 2017 22:05. From WATTAgNet: National Food Corp. and indirect purchasers have resolved allegations that National Food participated in a price-fixing conspiracy among egg producers, and has asked a federal court in Pennsylvania to dismiss the claims. Law 360 reported that details of the agreement were not given. […]

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Hillandale loses barn, more than 100,000 hens in fire

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 5 July 2017 19:07. From WATTAgNet: Hillandale Farms lost a barn and more than 100,000 hens in a fire that occurred July 1 at a Hillandale Facility in Tyrone Township, Pennsylvania. The fire was reported around 5:45 a.m. According to an Associated Press report in The Daily Item, flames […]

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An egg is an egg, right?

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 5 July 2017 06:00. We have seen the egg in the center of the debate: cholesterol, cages, consumption recommendations, etc. However, the truth is that there is ignorance of this product in many areas. The egg, like any other natural product, does not always look like another. There are […]

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Surplus leads egg prices to ten-year low

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 3 July 2017 06:00. Ivaylo Georgiev, Freeimages.com From WATTAgNet: Demand for eggs has not kept up with the supply, leading egg prices to reach their lowest point in 10 years. With the oversupply expected to continue, Bloomberg reports that government officials are expecting egg prices to drop more than […]

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