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LIVESTOCK MARKETS: Can egg industry meet cage-free timeline?

Uncertainty remains for whether cage-free supplies can align with commitments.

Brian Earnest, commodity market analyst for Informa Economics IEG, said the egg industry is bound for recovery but added that producers responded to strong market values during the fall of 2017 with further expansionary measures. This was evidenced by the Dec. 1 layer flock numbers released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, he said.

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