BUSINESS STRUCTURE OF EGGS AND EGG PRODUCTS SECTOR

Together with large industrial holdings that house the hens in battery and represent 90% of the census of hens, appears an increasing number of small farms of alternative character. At present there are just under 990 egg-producing farms, 58% of which are cage farms, 19.5% for chickens on land, 15.2% for farms and The remaining 7.3% by organic farms. White brands have become very important and account for around 71% of all sales in volume and more than 65% in value.

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Montse Gonzalez