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of livestock and domestic poultry

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The new free-range egg labelling information standard gives Australians more information about the eggs on supermarket shelves, so they can make an informed choice when choosing between available brands.
It was observed during present study that the birds reared under free-range rearing system spent significantly greater time in litter pecking, walking and feeding behaviors as compared to the birds reared under confinements.
CONTENTS I Introduction II How Free-Range Became an Issue A No Ban on Battery Cages B Conflict over Free-Range C No Mandatory Labelling D The Ambiguous and Contested Definition of Free-Range in the Model Code E Consumer Protection Enforcement against Misleading and Deceptive Conduct III Explanation of Methodology IV Free-Range Claims on Australian Egg Labels and the Regulatory Network behind the Labels A Are Labels Improving Over Time?
Key Words: Poultry free-range poultry production rearing systems forages meat eggs quality INTRODUCTION
The family run business, which has been producing free-range eggs for more than 30 years, started out with a small flock so that Mrs Potter could have eggs "the way they used to taste".
Raising and keeping your chickens the free-range way has many different effects than just keeping them locked in a coop.
Catherine Armstrong said: "I would like to thank all our customers for their support and loyalty and I assure them that when they purchase Sunny Hill and Oxenrig Free Range Eggs, they will continue to receive our locally produced free-range eggs together with the excellent service for which our brands are renowned.
Since then egg supplies had tightened, leading to increases in the price of cage and barn eggs - but not free-range eggs.
NFU Cymru poultry group chairman, Clare Morgan, has called on the supply chain to recognise the seismic shift that is taking place right now in the egg market and to ensure that the free-range egg industry retains its ability to invest.
Free-range hens, which lay their eggs in the wild, are prone to rodents, toxic exhaust fumes, pesticides and crop sprays - and the overall cost for the producers is prohibitive.
Morrisons has called on its free-range eggs suppliers to take action against disease after research suggested free-range systems might he more vulnerable than cages.
WE ASKED: In tough economic times would you pay more for free-range eggs?
It is so often the case that free range doesn't really mean free-range, but here at Packington we live, sleep and breathe a free-range mentality for our animals.
Summary: HONG KONG, Jun 18, SPA -- A study has found that eggs from free-range chickens in industrialised Taiwan contain almost six times more cancer-causing dioxins than eggs from caged chickens, according to Reuters.
Those of us who've gleefully forked out for free-range or organic eggs from Tesco, Sainsbury's and Morrisons are now wondering whether we really got what we paid for.