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6 common cage-free egg production mistakes

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 11 October 2017 06:00. Cage-free egg farming is difficult even for veteran farmers. Learn from others mistakes to make the transition smoother. | Austin Alonzo Despite the best education and preparation, the transition to cage-free production is a complex and challenging process, even for veteran egg farmers. Husbandry experts were […]

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Top egg companies gain market share through consolidation

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 11 October 2017 06:00. The largest producers in the egg industry have steadily gained a larger slice of the pie during the past two decades. Read the entire report about the top egg companies exclusively in the October issue of Egg Industry. Egg Industry examined WATT Global Media data […]

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Fipronil found in German liquor, bakery products

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 10 October 2017 06:00. German officials have found traces of Fipronil in egg-based liquor Advocaat, as well as other products containing eggs. | Naltik, Bigstock From WATTAgNet: Traces of Fipronil have been detected in a variety of products that contain eggs in Germany, including bakery products and an egg-based liquor […]

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Ross Asia Training Seminar spotlights hatchery management

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 9 October 2017 17:41. The Ross Asia Training Seminar (RATS) was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 5-8 September with excellent attendance from customers throughout the region. The training seminar objective was to provide a forum to exchange ideas and information with hatchery managers and to help them produce […]

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Vital Farms video disparages cage-free egg production

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 9 October 2017 06:00. Marketing videos like this one from Vital Farms will confuse as many consumers as it amuses. | Screenshot from YouTube An online video released by pasture-raised egg producer, Vital Farms, purports to tell the difference between pasture raised and cage-free eggs. A commonly used vulgarity […]

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World Egg Day and egg euphemisms

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 9 October 2017 06:00. Examples of French egg packaging. | Benjamin Ruiz This coming Friday, October 13, World Egg Day will once again be celebrated. A great many events throughout the week are already prepared. Eggs are the “most egalitarian protein,” as Paul Aho says. Yes, they are. But […]

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2 Sisters food safety probe widened

Library image © Monkey Business Images/REX/Shutterstock A food safety investigation into a 2 Sisters poultry processing plant in West Bromwich has been extended to other plants operated by the company. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) launched its initial investigation after undercover footage was broadcast of workers at the West Bromwich plant changing kill dates on […]

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Indiana egg farm plans to rebuild after fire

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 4 October 2017 19:09. Gilbert Tremblay, Freeimages.com From WATTAgNet: The Hi-Grade Egg Producers facilities that were lost in an October 2 fire will be rebuilt, a company official said. More than one million hens died in a fire that broke out at the egg layer farm near North Manchester, […]

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Hi-Grade Egg Producers suffers major fire damage

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 3 October 2017 18:08. From WATTAgNet: A fire destroyed at least four barns at the Hi-Grade Egg Producers farm near North Manchester, Indiana. The fire was believed to have started around 10:30 p.m. on October 2. According to officials, the fire was initially reported in one poultry bran, but […]

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Cal-Maine adjusts cage-free production to fit demand

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 2 October 2017 17:19. The demand for cage-free eggs has not kept up with the supply, so Cal-Maine Foods has adjusted its cage-free egg production accordingly. Dolph Baker, chairman, president and CEO of Cal-Maine Foods, revealed the production adjustment in a press release issued on October 2 that coincided […]

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