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SPECHT-VARIA-PLUS
SYSTEM
(floor management system)

Ibarburu addressed the crowd in April at the Egg
Industry Center Issues Forum in Kansas City about
his concerns related to cage-free pledges and
producer transitions. Lesa Vold, Egg Industry Center
are 100% cage free because then the consumers are not
presented with options," he said.
Transition can't happen overnight; it can take more
than two years before eggs can be produced in a new
house, Ibarburu said. "That is why we need these
premiums in advance."

Is there more risk to come?
Ibarburu said there could be more risk for egg producers
in the future.
"Retailers may feel that the pledges worked well for
them and then pledge to go free range," he said, potentially pushing the industry into the second round of
investments.
"We don't know which direction they're (retailers)
going to take," he said. He added that those who
make egg production pledges are not the ones at risk of a
failed investment.

The Specht Varia Plus system is the result of our
decade-long experience. Specht has been producing
system for poultry farming since 1967.
The advantages of the Specht Varia Plus System
at a glance:
>> Additional areas above the nest and the approach
sheet, without disturbing the overview.
>> Water, feed, rest area and nest units are available
in all levels of the system.
>> Short distances to the nest as nests have been
integrated in every tier and thus the highest nest
acceptance and little mislaid eggs.
>> The manure belts beneath the system are
designed not too wide, Hereby the manure belts
run trouble-free and minimum wear is ensured.
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laying hens all the advantage
The Varia Plus system offers
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animal control.

What about the smaller producers?
"Smaller producers will need to find a niche market,"
he said. Cage free will create more competition for the
smaller producers from the bigger producers because
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Egg Industry - June 2019
To meet cage-free pledges, industry will need to grow 3 times faster
Vaccine options that can improve fl ock health
Probiotic tools may help fl ock health challenges
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