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Social media is key to rebranding egg farming

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 20 April 2017 15:17. Egg farming needs a new brand, and social media is the place to promote it, according to Hinda Mitchell of Inspire PR Group, who spoke Thursday at the Egg Industry Center Issues Forum in Columbus, Ohio. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat and LinkedIn are the […]

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India egg group refutes claims of plastic eggs in market

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 20 April 2017 06:00. From WATTAgNet: Egg purchases and consumption in India has dropped in recent days as a result of rumors that plastic eggs from China have been infiltrated into the Indian egg market. India’s National Egg Coordination Committee (NECC) asserts that those claims are false. According to […]

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One Egg program provides eggs to needy children

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 20 April 2017 03:58. The simple egg is making a difference in the lives of people in eight countries around the world, thanks to the One Egg program, which provides eggs for children in underdeveloped countries while creating a sustainable local market. The One Egg program originated in Rwanda […]

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Hickman’s Egg Ranch’s cage-free push

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 17 April 2017 06:00. Hickman’s Egg Ranch is transition to 80 percent cage-free in order to meet demand for the product. | Austin Alonzo Due to the egg market’s rapid shift to cage-free production, Hickman’s Egg Ranch will be 80 percent cage-free production within four years. Read the entire […]

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The family farm: Three generations keep Hickman’s growing

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 17 April 2017 06:00. Hickman’s Egg Ranch Founder Bill Hickman, left, President Glenn Hickman, middle, and Vice President Billy Hickman, right, pose in an under-construction cage-free layer house. | Austin Alonzo Hickman’s Egg Ranch, which started 73 years ago with a backyard flock of hens, is still a family-owned […]

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Explore 100 years of WATT publications

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 14 April 2017 17:29. Throughout 2017, WATT Global Media is celebrating 100 years serving professionals working in global poultry production and processing, and the animal agriculture industry. Watt Publishing Co., was originally incorporated July 6, 1917, as the Poultry Tribune Company by founders J.W. Watt and Adon A. Yoder. In […]

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Avian flu is part of the new poultry world

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 13 April 2017 20:05. “No news is good news”. Chad Gregory, President and CEO, United Egg Producers, opened his presentation at the International Egg Commission (IEC) Business Conference in Monte Carlo, Monaco with these simple words describing the fact that there are no new reports of avian flu in […]

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Pullet rearing is key to cage-free flock success

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 12 April 2017 06:00. Farmers are looking for three things when raising pullets: consistent weight gain, flock uniformity, and high livability. Cage-free husbandry makes achieving these goals much more complicated than in a conventional system.

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How to turn marginal pullets into strong adult layers

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 12 April 2017 06:00. Dr. Ken Anderson, poultry extension specialist at North Carolina State University’s Prestage Department of Poultry Science, explained how farmers can address issues with uniformity in layer pullets in order to maintain healthy flocks performing within breeder standards. Anderson spoke as part of the Organic Egg […]

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Associated Supermarket Group makes cage-free egg pledge

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 11 April 2017 06:00. Rubensito, Freeimages.com Associated Supermarket Group, the largest group of independently operated supermarkets based in the New York metropolitan area, has joined the movement to sell only cage-free eggs. The group has announced that through the Associated, Compare, Met, Pioneer and Metropolitan City Foods banners, it […]

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