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73 percent of Finnish eggs come from caged systems

The majority of the eggs (73%) produced in Finland come from caged systems. This is according to 2010 figures, released by the statistical service department from the Finnish Agriculture Ministry.

The caged systems will be banned in the European Union as from 2012. Currently, 24% from the Finnish eggs are produced in free range systems, 3% is organically raised.

Last year, the Finnish egg production reached its largest volume since 1998, with a volume of 61,000 tonnes produced. Compared to 2009, this means an increase of 14%. 2009 was marked by reconstruction of the layer sector due to a Salmonella outbreak.

Editor WorldPoultry

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