Egg Farmers Care for the Environment
January 12, 2018

Egg farmers work hard to care for their hens and care for the environment.  Over the last 50 years, advancements in egg farming have led to healthier hens and a reduced environment footprint.   Hens are living longer due to improved nutrition, disease control, and housing while producing 27% more eggs than in 1960! Farmers continue

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See how egg farmers assure hen health and disease prevention
November 5, 2017

Biosecurity reflects a variety of measures and best practices relied on by U.S. egg farmers to assure hens are healthy and to prevent disease from entering egg farms. Egg farmers have put an array of biosecurity protocols in place on their farms; from limiting visitors and setting up perimeter zones to monitoring flock health and

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Egg Farmers Provide Safe Eggs, Top Hen Care
March 15, 2017

  U.S. egg farmers are committed to providing excellent care of their hens and ensuring the safety of the eggs they produce for you and your family. And this commitment to egg safety starts at the farm, with a number of programs in place to ensure egg safety. These programs include the U.S. Food and

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Keeping Hens Safe, Warm and Healthy through Harsh Weather
March 14, 2017

In midst of blizzards, thunderstorms and other extreme weather, how do farmers keep their animals safe, warm and healthy? Safety authori ties tell us to cope with harsh weather by staying indoors as much as possible. That’s good advice for animals, too. It’s one of the many reasons that the vast majority of egg-laying hens

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Egg Farmers Constantly Evolve Methods to Keep Hens Disease Free
December 15, 2016

U.S. egg farmers have employed strict biosecurity measures for decades to keep their flocks healthy and protect hens from disease. Many egg farms have enhanced their biosecurity in recent years as more is learned about transmission of diseases that can harm birds. While no two egg farms are exactly alike, shown here are some examples

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U.S. Egg Farmers Apply Biosecurity Measures to Protect Hens, Provide Safe Eggs
December 6, 2016

U.S. egg farmers are committed to providing consumers the safest and highest-quality eggs, and it is a top priority for farms to implement biosecurity and health protocols to help protect their hens from disease. Egg farmers work closely with animal health experts and veterinarians to monitor their flocks and keep them as healthy as possible.

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Eggs – Inside and Out
April 11, 2016

Producing safe, quality eggs is a complex process and responsibility that egg farmers take very seriously. Egg farms follow strict guidelines to produce safe, healthy eggs and provide care for their hens. On U.S. farms, eggs are typically shipped from the farm within one week of being laid. Egg farmers follow rigorous biosecurity and cleaning

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Eggs fresh from the farm
January 8, 2016

On U.S. farms, eggs are typically shipped from the farm within one week of being laid. Egg production is an efficient and well-regulated process, to ensure the eggs you purchase are fresh, wholesome and safe for consumption. After eggs are laid, they are washed and processed, generally being handled by machines instead of human hands

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Updated Q&A on Avian Influenza
May 21, 2015

Despite egg farmers rigorous biosecurity efforts avian influenza has been found on commercial egg farms in the U.S. Egg farmers continue to be vigilant in biosecurity measures to limit the spread of the disease.  It’s important to note avian influenza cannot be transmitted through safely handled and properly cooked eggs.  The strains of AI that

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Avian Influenza: America’s Egg Farmers Share the Facts
April 22, 2015

  By Chad Gregory, President and CEO, United Egg Producers U.S. egg farmers continue to be concerned about the threat of avian influenza (AI) to their flocks and to the egg industry, especially the newly confirmed findings of AI on commercial egg farms. The strains of AI that have been found in the US are

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