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.
We've seen the demand for cage-free eggs grow in the United States, with large companies like McDonald's and Kroger setting deadlines to go 100% cage-free by 2025. Already McDonald's reports that 43% of their eggs in the U.S. are sourced from cage-free producers.
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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has scheduled three public meetings on its proposal to require more record-keeping for foods on its proposed Food Traceability List. The virtual sessions, announced in a Federal Register notice published today, are slated for Nov. 6, Nov. 18, and Dec. 2.
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.