Post Holdings subsidiary to convert egg farm to cage-free

St. Louis-based Post Holdings Inc. said Monday its Michael Foods business will be converting its egg layer farm located in Bloomfield, Neb., to a cage-free operation.

The project, which is expected to occur from spring 2017 through 2020, calls for replacing the existing 32 layer barns at the farm with 12 cage-free houses.

Post said the new layer houses will feature the latest in ventilation, lighting and manure-handling technology — and housing systems designed to give hens more space and let them engage in natural bird behaviors.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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