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www.WATTAgNet.com FEBRUARY 2014 volume 119 number 2

Your leading agribusiness resource

Inside
3 Can the egg industry learn from
pork processors?
4 2013 Egg Industry Survey:
Industry prepares for major
changes in 2014
8 Egg producer looking for big
growth in enhanced welfare
category
16 Consumers say they care where
their food comes from
22 Strong future in store for Asian
egg processing
24 Midwest Poultry Federation
Convention continues show
floor expansion
26 News
30 Products

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Egg producer looking
for big growth in
enhanced welfare
category
Implementation of Proposition 2 in California should speed the growth of cagefree, free-range and pasture-raised egg
sales in the Golden State, and perhaps
for the rest of the country as well.

TOP 11 EGG PRODUCERS IN THE US
Rank

Company

Number of hens
on December 31, 2013

1

Cal-Maine Foods

32,000,000

2

Rose Acre Farms

24,600,000

3

Moark LLC

16,084,000

4

Rembrandt Enterprises

13,560,000

5

Daybreak Foods

13,000,000

6

Michael Foods

11,334,000

7

Trillium Farm Holdings

9,390,000

8

Midwest Poultry Services

8,500,000

9

Centrum Valley Farms

7,500,000

9

Hillandale Farms

7,500,000

9

Weaver Brothers

7,500,000

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Total 150,968,000
The nearly 151 million laying hens housed by the top 11 egg companies in the US represent
just over half of the US total table egg layer flock as reported by the USDA.

Consumers say they
care where their
food comes from
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