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07 April 2016
Walmart US to Move to Cage-Free Eggs by 2025
US - Walmart US and Sam’s Club US this week became the latest retailers to announce their transition to cage-free eggs, which is expected to be complete by 2025....
14 March 2016
Tempo - A New Feature from Chick Master to Monitor Eggshell Temperature
US - Chick Master is introducing a new tracking tool to monitor eggshell temperature in real time. The new tool, called Tempo, is now available with Chick Master’s Maestro Hatchery Management System on all Avida Symphony setters. The information provided...
21 January 2016
‘Vets on Call’ Video Series Visits Major US Egg Producer
US - Ensuring the health and welfare of laying hens at Rose Acre Farms — the second largest egg producer in the US — is the subject of a two-part video of the popular “Vets on Call” YouTube series....
10 December 2015
Dunkin' Donuts Goes Cage Free
US - Dunkin’ Donuts has announced a commitment to source 100 per cent cage-free eggs for eggs used in its US menu by 2025, working in collaboration with the Humane Society of the United States....
17 November 2015
Harrisvaccines' Rapid Response Leads to Avian Influenza Contract
ANALYSIS - Harrisvaccines was recently awarded a US government stockpile contract to produce 48 million doses of avian influenza vaccine, utilising their unique rapid response SirraVax platform technology. ...
27 October 2015
Chelates Offer Layer Industry Improved Shell Quality, Immune Response
Amid an evolving layer industry, eggshell quality remains a key aspect of successful egg production. Broken and cracked eggs represent a significant loss to the industry and to the individual producer, and these effects become even more significant as...
11 May 2015
Eggs in Short Supply in Minneapolis-Saint Paul
US - As the result of recent avian flu outbreaks in layer flocks, eggs are reported to be in temporarily short supply in some of the leading supermarkets in Minnesota's Twin Cities....
24 April 2015
Challenges of Depopulating a Large Egg Flock
US - The Iowa egg company hit by H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza has been facing the huge challenges of humanely euthanising of the flock and then safely disposing of the carcasses....
02 April 2015
Farmers Set out the Truth about Egg Farming
US - The National Association of Egg Farmers (NAEF) explains the truth about egg production practices. ...
01 April 2015
Dunkin' Donuts Moves to Cage-Free Eggs
US - Dunkin' Donuts has announced a new commitment to using gestation crate-free pork and cage-free eggs in its foods....
29 July 2014
Cal-Maine Foods Announces New Joint Venture for Speciality Egg Sales
US - Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. announced on the 25 July, 2014 that the company has entered into a new joint venture for specialty egg sales with Hickman’s Egg Ranch, Inc....
08 January 2014
Egg Composition Affected by Hen Strain, Moulting
US - Egg composition and the percentage of yolk, albumen and shell were affected by hen genetics and whether the bird had been moulted, according to new research from North Carolina State University....
24 September 2013
Egg Bacterial Contamination Affected by Strain, Housing
US - Experiments show that both hen strain and housing system impact the microbial levels on eggs. ...
30 April 2013
Family Farmers Need Congress to Pass 'Egg Bill' to Survive
US - Egg farmers say they need Congress to include the Egg Products Inspection Act ("Egg Bill"), introduced recently in Congress, as part of this year's Farm Bill or many of them may soon be forced out of business....
27 March 2013
2012: Record Year for Land O'Lakes
US - Land O'Lakes has reported strong performance in 2012. Its Crop Inputs, Feed and Layers segments achieved record sales....
20 December 2012
Safeway Surpasses Goal in Cage-Free Egg Animal Welfare Effort
US - Safeway Inc. furthered its commitment to animal welfare by becoming the first major grocery retailer in the United States to make a national commitment to Certified Humane® cage-free eggs and by surpassing its sourcing and sales goals for cage-free...
30 November 2012
Egg Farmers Fear Proposition 2
CALIFORNIA, US - The Association of California Egg Farmers (ACEF) has challenged the validity of a state law that threatens criminal penalties for failing to meet regulations for enclosures for egg-laying hens....
08 June 2012
US Pork Producers Oppose Egg Bill
US – The National Pork Producers Council is very vocal about its opposition to the proposed Egg Bill, which would set federal standards for minimum space size per hen, because of the precedent it sets for all animal agriculture, writes Chris Wright...
30 April 2012
Researchers Examine Variation in Litter Use for Hens
US - Litter use depended on the times and pen, according to researchers at Iowa State University....
03 February 2012
Poultry Companies Invited to Apply for Safety Recognition
US - Poultry industry facilities with outstanding safety programmes are invited to apply for recognition under the Joint Poultry Industry Safety Award Programme. The programme recognizes facilities that have achieved injury and illness rates below the...
24 January 2012
Latest Performance Standards Manual for Hy-Line W-36
US - Hy-Line International is releasing the most recent version of the Hy-Line W-36 Performance Standards Manual at the 2012 International Poultry Exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. ...
09 January 2012
New in–ovo Technology at IPE
US - Thanks to the development of a new compact device, the benefits of in ovo vaccination are now within the reach of many more hatcheries worldwide and visitors to the International Poultry Exposition in Atlanta this month will be able to learn more...
28 November 2011
FDA Unmoved by Antibiotic Ban Pleas, Evidence
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has denied a pair of long-pending petitions from consumer and other groups to limit the use of several antibiotics in farm animals, saying a voluntary approach the agency proposed last year will lead to more...
14 November 2011
FDA Denies Pleas to Ban Antibiotic Use
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has denied a pair of long-pending petitions from consumer and other groups to limit the use of several antibiotics in farm animals, saying a voluntary approach the agency proposed last year will lead to more...
19 October 2011
LED Light Said to Raise Production and Cut Costs
US - A poultry light has been developed to increase layer and breeder production and decrease energy costs, according to inventors, Once Innovations....
 
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