USDA releases proposed Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards

September 1, 2022

USDA released the proposed Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards on August 5. UEP staff is working with its producer leadership to define UEP’s position on this rule and submit comments, due on October 11. This …

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Utah governor signs into law cage-free eggs mandate

March 19, 2021

Published by Feedstuffs, Jacqui Fatka | Mar 19, 2021 Seven states now have enacted into law cage requirements for egg-laying hens. Utah Governor Spencer Cox just signed SB 147 into law, requiring the use of cage-free systems in …

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The scientists behind UEP Certified

March 18, 2021

The UEP Certified Guidelines were developed by an independent Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) comprised of veterinarians and university professors who are recognized experts in hen welfare. This committee was groundbreaking, creating a model for other …

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Two issues to better manage fire risk

October 22, 2020

One of the inevitable issues that arise when talking about separation between buildings is what to do if your current separation isn’t far enough. If your buildings are closer together than the recommended guidelines, the only …

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Massachusetts egg bill stalled

August 6, 2020

Currently, Massachusetts law requires all eggs sold in the state come from hens housed in a minimum of 1.5 square feet per hen by January 1, 2022. This law is different from all other current …

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