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Egg producers told that the showdown over enactment of laying hen welfare legislation in 2013 will hinge on adoption of a Farm Bill amendment on the House floor
The output of chicken meat and eggs has fallen in Morocco, but there are indications that the outlook may be improving.
Despite setbacks in Maryland and West Virginia, the EPA and environmental activists haven’t abandoned efforts to classify dust and feathers blown out by poultry house exhaust fans as stormwater discharges.
The revised version of the Egg Bill provides some relief for California egg producers not found in the original draft legislation.
The drop in per capita red meat and poultry consumption in the US may create an opportunity to grow egg consumption, according to a food marketing analyst.
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Built by a group of six farm families, this new inline layer complex takes advantage of scale and new technology to provide a comfortable environment for hens and efficient plant operations.
Combination of radio frequency energy and thermal transfer from a water bath dramatically reduce the time required to pasteurize eggs while still in the shell.
An extension specialist with a background working with food manufactures, broiler farms and egg producers shares her perspective on keeping layer operations free of Salmonella.
Researchers presented some of the environmental, hen health and bird performance data from the first flock of hens in the commercial-scale alternative hen housing research sponsored by the Coalition for a Sustainable Egg Supply.
US layer and pullet flocks are generally healthy, but veterinarians have ranked the most commonly occurring diseases and syndromes for both cage-housed and cage-free layers and pullets.
Bill Knapke is an environmental manager in his day job, and he also operates an environmental award winning farm on the side.
Environmental samples in the layer house that are found to be positive for Salmonella Heidelberg trigger the need to hold and test eggs, according to FDA officials.
Nearly 300 workers without a job after fire at Echo Lake Farms in Burlington, Wis.
The egg industry received some unwanted negative publicity regarding FDA warning letters sent recently to two egg producers, but other egg farms can learn from these notifications.
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