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News | Poultry

By: Kathleen Lonergan Erickson
January 6th, 2021

As we welcome in 2021, we find the U.S. egg industry approximately five years into a ten-year transition toward cage-free egg production. Already, one-quarter of the U.S. laying hen flock has been transitioned to cage-free housing. But there is so much more to do.

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By: Kathleen Lonergan Erickson
December 23rd, 2020

Are you wrapping those Christmas gifts? How about your "egg-stra" special gifts? Maybe it's a clever kitchen gadget – the kind that helps you make the perfect muffin-ready breakfast egg.

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Posts | Swine

By: Mary Auth
December 16th, 2020

Sustainability has been the "word du jour" for some time. Still, it can have several meanings – depending on the industry – whether it's heavy manufacturing or agriculture – and then further defined by different agriculture sectors.

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By: Mary Auth
December 9th, 2020

Watch the orange line. Just looking at the chart below, you can easily see when the major holidays are throughout the year – at least those holidays that involve baking and decorating with eggs.

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News | Poultry | Posts

By: Mary Auth
December 2nd, 2020

If things go well, there will be a new egg-derived nasal drop that could offer short-term protection against COVID-19. Phase One trials began in October in Perth, Australia – along with a network of academic institutions centered at Stanford University in California – and are expected to conclude this month.

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News | Beef | Posts

By: Kathleen Lonergan Erickson
November 25th, 2020

Livestock producers may have new tools available to them thanks to recent adjustments made to USDA's Risk Management programs. Feeder cattle operators may find some new options.

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By: Mary Auth
November 18th, 2020

Tiny is the new thing this year for Thanksgiving – considering that the CDC is recommending that holiday gatherings be kept to just immediate family. Below are a few suggestions on how to make Thanksgiving for a smaller crowd.

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Poultry | Posts

By: Kathleen Lonergan Erickson
November 11th, 2020

Keeping birds comfortable is a top priority for poultry producers. Their comfort is directly proportional to their well-being and, thus, to their productivity. Keen producers follow age-old baseline tactics to assess bird comfort – starting with observation.