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November 1, 2016

Company announces alternative to male chick culling

The United Egg Producers (UEP) announced in June that it was encouraging the development of alternative practices to male chick culling, with the goal of complete elimination of the practice by 2020 or “as soon as it is commercially available and economically feasible.” At the time, UEP said it was aware of a number of international research initiatives underway, but none had hit the marketplace.

While a launch isn’t expected until late 2017, Ovabrite, a new subsidiary of Vital Farms, the nation’s leading brand of pasture-raised eggs, in partnership with Novatrans, a technology company based in Tel Aviv, Israel, announced Oct. 28 the introduction of TeraEgg.  Read More

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