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is practically impossible. In
comparison, on the floor, the
average is 420 to 430 eggs and,
for free range and organic, about
400 eggs.
"In the best-case scenario,
(cage-free housing systems)
would be equal to that of
cages; productivity would
never be better, although the
hen is better. This must be
stressed: Animal welfare does
not mean productivity of the
bird," Martínez said. There is
no direct relationship between
a hen laying more eggs and
living outside of cages.
Also, hen longevity is
decreased. A hen can lay in a
conventional system for 17 or
18 months, without molting. In
an aviary, free-range or organic
system, "as of the 10th month,
even with very good feeding
programs, eggshell is affected
and eventually forces you to
replace birds."

Rujamar in research and
development
Poultry producers must add value
to the product, and that costs more.
That's why Martinez has big plans
for research and development
facilities that are under construction, where Rujamar will work with
several Spanish universities.
They intend to address issues
such as the production of boiled
eggs and liquid eggs from microcracked and dirty eggs, to evaluate
the viability of the investment. They
also want to do more research on
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the differences between free-range,
organic and aviary eggs.

Recommendations for
poultry producers
Martinez feels that if he could make

the transition, others can too. He
explained that, while the transition
may seem frightening due to the
complexity of the housing system
and financial investment, it is a business opportunity nonetheless. ■


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Poultry International - November 2019
Contents
Editor’s Comment
WATTAgNet.com
10 tips for proper broiler evisceration How to improve evisceration efficiency and reduce cross-contamination at the poultry processing plant.
US Hispanic market for chicken needs to be claimed
Spain’s largest cage-free egg producer urges animal welfare
ASF offers major opportunities for poultry, egg producers
Employee ventilation training key to layer farm success
Could avian flu-resistant chickens be a commercial reality?
What does science say about poultry sustainability?
How managing layer weight and nutrition impacts egg size
Key considerations to minimize processed poultry rejects
Marketplace
Advertisers’ Index
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Poultry International - November 2019 - Contents
Poultry International - November 2019 - Editor’s Comment
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Poultry International - November 2019 - WATTAgNet.com
Poultry International - November 2019 - 10 tips for proper broiler evisceration How to improve evisceration efficiency and reduce cross-contamination at the poultry processing plant.
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Poultry International - November 2019 - US Hispanic market for chicken needs to be claimed
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Poultry International - November 2019 - Spain’s largest cage-free egg producer urges animal welfare
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Poultry International - November 2019 - ASF offers major opportunities for poultry, egg producers
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Poultry International - November 2019 - Employee ventilation training key to layer farm success
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Poultry International - November 2019 - Could avian flu-resistant chickens be a commercial reality?
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Poultry International - November 2019 - What does science say about poultry sustainability?
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Poultry International - November 2019 - How managing layer weight and nutrition impacts egg size
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Poultry International - November 2019 - Key considerations to minimize processed poultry rejects
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Poultry International - November 2019 - Advertisers’ Index
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