National animal welfare law targets swine production

March 24, 2022

U.S. Representatives Veronica Escobar (D-TX) and Nancy Mace (R-SC) have introduced an amendment to the Animal Welfare Act prohibiting the extreme confinement of all U.S. pregnant pigs. Many breeding sows are confined to gestation and …

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Quarantine imposed on CA poultry imports

March 24, 2022

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has imposed a quarantine on eggs, live poultry, and certain poultry products that originated or passed through an HPAI control area without obtaining an official movement permit. …

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Industry comes together for HPAI Listening Session

March 24, 2022

AEB and UEP leaders Emily Metz and Chad Gregory opened the HPAI Listening Session during the AEB Board Meeting in Sarasota, FL, on March 15, emphasizing the need for the industry to work together during …

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Escalate and enforce biosecurity

February 17, 2022

Biosecurity is the first line of defense to protect hens from HPAI. Now is the time to increase biosecurity to the highest level possible to lower the risk of introducing HPAI to a farm. Reassess …

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Fire Prevention and Mitigation on Farm in the Egg Industry

February 3, 2022

Barn fires are horrific events, threatening both human and hen life and causing significant financial damage. Though the incidence of layer barn fires does not appear to be higher than those in other animal agriculture …

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