Phasing Out Conventional Cage Systems - What To Consider And How To Prepare

Canadian Poultry
February 15, 2018
By Canadian Poultry

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As the due date approaches for the transition from conventional cages to either fully enriched or cage-free layer systems, we will discuss the differences between these systems. We also will explore the other question many farms are facing: build a new barn or retrofit an existing structure. Join us as we share on these important topics, and respond to your questions.

Bill Snow, Big Dutchman’s cage-free specialist, has worked in agriculture since 1994 and has been with Big Dutchman since 2007. He’s worked with egg producers, and spoken on the topic, in North America, Latin America and Europe. He’s part of Big Dutchman’s team working on teaching best management practices that result in improved production and hen welfare. He holds a degree in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. Big Dutchman, based in Holland, Michigan, is a leading supplier of equipment used in poultry, pig and egg farming.

Ron Wardrop has spent 30 years in the agriculture industry in western and eastern Canada, in positions ranging from production to sales and management. Ron also has the international experience of four years working in the poultry industry in the Middle East. Ron currently works for Big Dutchman as the Canadian salesperson.

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