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Michael Foods' Nebraska farm converting to cage-freeMichael Foods' Nebraska farm converting to cage-free

Company replacing existing 32 layer barns with 12 cage-free houses.

August 30, 2016

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Michael Foods' Nebraska farm converting to cage-free

Post Holdings Inc., a consumer packaged goods holding company, announced that its Michael Foods business will be converting its egg layer farm located in Bloomfield, Neb., to a cage-free operation.

In response to increasing customer demand for cage-free eggs and cage-free egg products, the Bloomfield farm will be converted to accommodate cage-free housing systems for hens, the company said.

The project, which is expected to occur from spring 2017 through 2020, calls for replacing the existing 32 layer barns at the farm with 12 cage-free houses. The new layer houses will feature the latest technology in ventilation, lighting and manure-handling equipment, combined with modern housing systems that give layer hens more space and allow them to engage in natural bird behaviors.

“Our Bloomfield investment is the next step in our evolution as the country’s largest value-added provider of egg products,” said Jim Dwyer, president and chief executive officer of Michael Foods Group. “Cage-free eggs are the future of the egg industry, and we continue to work actively with our customers to ensure that we can meet their demand for cage-free products by converting existing farms and investing in new facilities through our dedicated third-party partners.”

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