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Building of new Cargill protein headquarters begins

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 19 October 2017 18:00. Shown is a rendering of building plans for Cargill’s future North American protein headquarters, which will be located in Wichita, Kansas. | Cargill Construction of the new headquarters for Cargill’s North America protein business in Wichita, Kansas, has begun. The completion of construction of the […]

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Herbruck’s plans $16.3 million egg facility expansion

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 19 October 2017 15:38. Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch is expanding its operations in Ionia County, Michigan. | Photo courtesy of The Right Place Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch is expanding its egg farm in Ionia County, Michigan, creating 33 jobs and $16.3 million in capital investment. Herbruck’s plans to construct three cage-free […]

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Happier hens could mean you pay more for eggs

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 18 October 2017 03:27. Each year Americans eat an average of 250 eggs, and right now there is a surplus in most parts of the country because of increased production. In California, however there is a decrease in the number of eggs being laid. Why? It could be a […]

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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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