As demands placed on agriculture to meet the world’s growing population become ever greater, sustainability is much more than a buzzword. Concerns over efficient uses of water, arable cropland and a reduction in fuel usage are best addressed through more efficient systems of production. Quite simply, we all must do far more with considerably less.
Every year, U.S. egg farmers supply American consumers with 76 billion eggs. Feeding a projected world population of nine billion is a mission that can only be accomplished with conventional, efficient agricultural production practices.
Hens producing eggs in cage systems under the UEP Certified program use 15 to 25 percent less feed per egg than hens in cage free or free range systems. These UEP Certified farms also have smaller carbon footprints due to less feed, more efficient use of natural resources and less land usage.