Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Chicken Egg Production industry has benefited from campaigns advertising the health benefits of eggs. Increased demand from food manufacturers and the growing popularity of specialty and processed eggs have drive revenue growth. Despite this growth, profit margin has suffered from rising feed costs and regulations regarding animal welfare. Over the next five years, increases in eggs prices and consumption will drive modest revenue growth... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
There are three main production systems employed by US chicken egg farmers: cage production (battery chickens), cage-free or barn production, and free-range. Based on the United States Department of Agriculture's definitions, cage eggs are produced by hens housed in small cages inside a housing facility; barn or cage-free eggs come from hens raised outside cages but not necessarily outdoors; and free-range eggs are from hens that are cage-free and have access to the outdoors.
Table eggs produced by battery chickens
Table eggs produced by battery chickens make up about 78.8% of revenue in 2015. There are two predominant types of table eggs: white and brown... purchase to read more