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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.

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By: Kathleen Lonergan Erickson
May 20th, 2020

Eggs. They are versatile, fit into any meal or type of culture/recipe, a great source of protein, affordable, and easily prepared. From hors d’oeuvres to the main dish, to salads, to snacks, to exquisite desserts, eggs are a convenient go-to food, whether it’s breakfast, lunch or supper.

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By: Mary Auth
April 10th, 2020

There was a time in history when egg production did not require sophisticated and well-planned and executed poultry facilities - the kind you have come to expect from Summit Livestock Facilities.

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By: Kathleen Lonergan Erickson
April 8th, 2020

Cooking and baking are therapeutic! In fact, as my grandmother used to say, whether you’re cooking or baking, they are useful to you three times and ways. First, it’s good for the mind as it requires the act of planning and putting the ingredients together just so.