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Albertsons adds liquid eggs to cage-free egg pledge

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 29 March 2017 06:00. Albertsons Companies is adding retail liquid eggs to its commitment to exclusively source cage-free eggs by 2025, based on available supply. The announcement, made on March 28, marks the first time a major supermarket company has explicitly included liquid eggs in its cage-free commitment. In […]

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Egg market conditions hurt Cal-Maine in third quarter

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 27 March 2017 06:00. Lower market prices and demand for eggs pushed Cal-Maine Foods’ net income and net sales down during the third quarter of fiscal year 2017. The quarter ended on February 25, and the company reported its financial results on March 27. Cal-Maine Foods, the world’s largest […]

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Germans are eating more eggs

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 27 March 2017 06:00. Compared with the previous year, the citizens of Germany ate an average of three more eggs in 2016, according to preliminary data from the Federal Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (BLE). This puts annual consumption per capita at 235 eggs, and total egg consumption two […]

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New Code of Practice for care, handling of Canada layers

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 27 March 2017 06:00. Egg Farmers of Canada and the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) have announced the release of the revised Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Layers. Canada’s Codes of Practice are nationally developed guidelines for the care and handling of farm animals. […]

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New standards for Whole Foods’ 365 Everyday Value eggs

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 24 March 2017 05:00. Photo courtesy of Whole Foods Market All 365 Everyday Value eggs sold in Whole Foods Market stores must now meet new standards of living for the hens in the supply chain. Under the new requirements, announced on March 22, farms must adhere to the following […]

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American Egg Board focused on increasing US egg exports

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 22 March 2017 05:00. For the first time ever, the American Egg Board (AEB) is working to increase the consumption of U.S. eggs outside of the country. In 2017, the AEB – a checkoff-supported organization charged with increasing demand for eggs and egg products through research, education and promotion […]

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Brexit raises labor, trade issues for UK pigs and poultry

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 15 March 2017 05:00. Following the passing of the Brexit Bill through Parliament, the House of Commons in London, England, UK this week debated the future of the country’s poultry and pig industries after the country leaves the European Union (EU), focusing mainly on future access to trade and […]

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Natural hen behaviors lead to better performance

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 15 March 2017 03:48. Just like people, chickens need to be challenged a little to perform at their best. That’s what John Brunnquell, president and founder of Warsaw, Indiana, free-range egg producer Egg Innovations told the Organic Egg Farmers of America Symposium on March 14. The event took place […]

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Farmer Boys completes cage-free egg transition

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 7 March 2017 06:00. Farmer Boys restaurants completed its transition to cage-free California eggs across all of its locations in just under one year. Farmer Boys established a goal in early 2016 for its eggs to be 100 percent cage-free. The swift transition to all cage-free eggs was achieved […]

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Cal-Maine closes Happy Hen Egg Co. acquisition

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 5 March 2017 21:17. Cal-Maine Foods Inc. completed its acquisition of Texas-based Happy Hen Egg Farms Inc. On March 3, the Jackson, Mississippi, company announced it closed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Happy Hen, and its affiliates, related to their commercial production, processing, distribution and […]

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