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Feeding insect protein to laying hens has the potential to take off around the globe but further technical knowledge of entomology is crucial for its viability.
There is plethora of alternative ingredients that could be used in layer diets, but lack of knowledge often causes an opportunity to be lost.
Beyond soy, there is potential for leguminous plants to supply protein in diets for laying hens.
Cage-free egg farming experts answer questions about mortality, stocking density, perching and food safety.
Five egg industry professionals offered their insight on managing pullets, layers and their surroundings for maximum productivity.
With many laying hens coming out of cages, most poultry producers in the U.S. and EU won’t even consider raising broiler in cages, but should they?
Sunflower meal supports egg production and may offer producers an alternative to soybean meal use in feed, say researchers.
A postgraduate student in the UK has been awarded funding to explore the potential for a vaccine to protect laying hens against red mites.
Laying hens may display improved production and stronger eggs when levels of amino acid-complexed manganese are added to feeds, say researchers.
An important factor in the case of free-range eggs is the potential access to an outdoor area for laying hens, even though access to an outdoor area may