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Egg Industry magazine's survey of
U.S. egg producers has become the
benchmark for the size of table egg
producers in the U.S.
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Conversion of cage housing
to cage free in 2018, 2019
In 2018, we ...
converted cage housing for

3.22 million hens

to cage-free housing for

4.07 million hens

In 2019, we plan to ...
convert cage housing for

4.57 million hens

to cage-free housing for

5.37 million hens

© 2019 WATT Global Media

Cage-free layers are afforded more space per bird
than are hens housed in conventional or enriched
cages. However, survey respondents reported that
housing for 3.22 million head of cage-housed hens
was converted to housing for 4.07 million head
of cage-free hens in 2018. This is likely the result
of conversion of pit houses to cage-free where the
in-house manure storage area under the cages is
utilized for cage-free housing in addition to the
area of the house where the cages were placed.

New construction for layer
housing in 2018, 2019
In 2018, we ...

E

gg Industry magazine has been conducting a
survey of U.S. egg producers for decades. Egg
producers are ranked based on the number
of hens housed on December 31 each year and this
survey has become the benchmark for size of table
egg producers in the U.S., said Terrence O'Keefe,
content director for WATT Global Media, during the
WATTAgNet Top Company - 2019 US egg producer
ranking webinar on March 28. This webinar was
sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim and presented by
WATT Global Media and IRI.
The 2019 Top Egg Company Survey identified 67
egg producers whose flocks totaled 337.88 million hens
housed on December 31, 2018. The survey results are
May 2019 ❙ www.WATTAgNet.com

built new buildings for

5.10 million hens

re-caged existing buildings for

0.19 million hens

In 2019, we plan to ...
add new conventional
cage housing for

0.70 million hens

add new enriched/enrichable
cage housing for

0.82 million hens

add new cage-free housing for

6.58 million hens

© 2019 WATT Global Media

In 2019, survey respondents reported intention to
add new housing for 6.58 million head of cage-free
hens. Construction of cage housing has not stopped
in the U.S. According to survey respondents, new
housing will be constructed in 2019 for 0.7 million
hens in conventional cages and 0.82 million hens in
enriched/enrichable cages.


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Egg Industry - May 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Egg Industry - May 2019

Egg Industry - May 2019
7 cage-free layer nutrition issues that require attention
Feeding for success in cage-free egg production
Top Egg Company trends, statistics and predictions
Egg Industry - May 2019 - CT1
Egg Industry - May 2019 - CT2
Egg Industry - May 2019 - Egg Industry - May 2019
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Egg Industry - May 2019 - CT3
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Egg Industry - May 2019 - 7 cage-free layer nutrition issues that require attention
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Egg Industry - May 2019 - Feeding for success in cage-free egg production
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Egg Industry - May 2019 - Top Egg Company trends, statistics and predictions
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