UEP supports phasing out male chick culling

Group encouraging development of alternatives to practice in laying industry.

The United Egg Producers (UEP) announced June 9 that it is encouraging the development of alternatives to the practice of male chick culling, with the goal of phasing out the practice in egg production. The decision follows a discussion at the organization’s May 2016 board of directors meeting wherein it was decided that the increasingly sensitive topic needed to be addressed.

“United Egg Producers and our egg farmer members support the elimination of day-old male chick culling aft

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