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By: Kathleen Lonergan Erickson
September 9th, 2020

U.S. egg producers continue to increase flock sizes compared to a year ago levels. According to the 2020 Top Egg Company Survey results, an annual report by The Egg Industry Magazine.

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By: Kathleen Lonergan Erickson
September 2nd, 2020

Egg production in the U.S. continues to climb. Recently, results of The Top Egg Company Survey, an annual report by The Egg Industry Magazine assessing the U.S. layer flock, showed that even though there was an oversupply of eggs and the resulting losses for poultry producers, flocks grew, and more eggs were produced in 2019 as compared to 2018.

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By: Mary Auth
August 19th, 2020

If you have ever watched a program about zoo animals, you will learn that they often refer to animal enrichment – activities that challenge the animal to forage for food.

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By: Mary Auth
August 12th, 2020

The state of Colorado has now joined Michigan, California, Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and potentially Maine, to require all eggs produced and sold in the state to come from cage-free laying systems.

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By: Kathleen Lonergan Erickson
August 5th, 2020

No matter how you look at it, consumer demand for eggs is on the rise around the world. Why? One key factor is the global rise in living standards. As living standards increase, people can afford to add additional protein to their diets.

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News | Posts | Swine

By: Kathleen Lonergan Erickson
July 22nd, 2020

African swine fever (ASF) does not affect humans; however, this rapidly spreading animal disease is causing widespread threats to pork production and food security globally. Experts estimate that ASF has caused the death of at least 25% of the world's pigs population in China and ten other Asian countries over the last two years.

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By: Kathleen Lonergan Erickson
July 15th, 2020

The days of “eyeballing it” to determine if a poultry house is adequately lighted are over. Thanks to new research, poultry producers may have a more unobstructed view of how lighting impacts bird comfort and productivity.

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By: Kathleen Lonergan Erickson
July 8th, 2020

Most farms under "normal" circumstances have outstanding health and safety protocols in place to keep the livestock, the crops, and the people safe. In the wake of COVID-19, some additional standard operating procedures may be necessary to protect employees.