50 Years of Progress
Egg farmers live and breathe their responsibility to preserve natural resources. Improved productivity and efficiencies of modern egg farms have positively impacted the use of natural resources. Over the last 50 years, advancements in many aspects of egg production, from cultivating feed to raising laying hens, has led to a reduced environmental footprint. Studies show that today’s egg farms use fewer natural resources and release less polluting emissions, compared to farms of the 1960s.
- Egg farmers have achieved a 71 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
- Today, about one-third less water and half the amount of feed are required to produce a dozen eggs versus the water and feed used in the 1960s.
- At the same time, hens are producing 27 percent more eggs and living longer.
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