Layers 2013 Part 1: Reference of Health and Management Practices on Table-Egg Farms in the United States, 2013

An overview of egg flock management in the US, based on a detailed survey of 328 farms with at least 3,000 birds across 19 states by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The results reflect the small but growing free-range and organic production sectors. Average mortality to 60 weeks of age was 5.2 per cent.
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