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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 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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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: Mary Auth
June 18th, 2020

A poultry barn and 64,000 chicks in Upper Tulpehocken Township, Pennsylvania, were lost in a fire on June 5. According to a report from Firehouse.com, the property was owned by Curtis and Lois Lehmen, who are contract growers for Bell & Evans, a family-owned poultry company, also known as Farmers Pride Inc.

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By: Mary Auth
June 10th, 2020

New cage-free buildings or re-tooling into cage-free buildings -- construction delays are slowing down the ability of egg producers to move to cage-free eggs. Delays caused by COVID 19 include getting materials to sites, setting up infrastructure (utilities, etc.), and accommodating construction schedules.

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By: Mary Auth
June 3rd, 2020

When your insurance is about to renew, it’s best to work ahead to investigate standard insurance premiums regarding reducing risks and structuring insurance programs.