January 10, 2018

Cage-Free eggs face demand issues

Companies like Walmart, McDonalds and Taco Bell have stated they are going to go 100 percent cage-free eggs. But to get the supply needed, the industry has a $10 billion price tag. Cage-free layers have higher upfront investments and operating costs. That brings egg producers to a conundrum. While companies that produce food products are demanding cage-free, in stores it’s a different story. The supply of cage-free eggs have increased to 16 percent, but many consumers are choosing not to buy them.  Read more

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