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February 29, 2016

Egg producers see big shift to cage-free eggs by 2025

The cascade of foodservice and food manufacturing companies’ pledges to shift egg purchases to cage-free has had a big impact on how US egg producers view the future. For each of the past two Top Egg Company Surveys, U.S. egg producers were asked to project what they thought the breakout for egg production by housing system will be in 2025. In just 12 months, egg producers changed from predicting that 13.7 percent of hens would be housed cage-free in 2025 in last year’s survey to 40.6 percent in this year’s survey. Read More

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