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Cage Free Eggs Market Analysis By Colour (Brown And White), By Size (Medium, Large, Extra Large And Jumbo), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa, and Rest of the World) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, And Forecasts 2023-2028

Published: March, 2023
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Pages: 175
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Cage-Free Eggs Market Size, Share, Growth (2023-2028)

Cage-Free Eggs Market size was estimated at USD 5.48 billion in 2023 to USD 6.89 billion by 2028 with a CAGR of 4.70% throughout the forecast period (2023-2028).

Cage-Free Eggs Market Overview:

Cage eggs are a legal term that varies considerably by country of origin. However, cage eggs generally produce a higher yolk and ideally protect the consumer with nutrient-rich natural products. Cage eggs are a healthier alternative to traditional mass-produced poultry eggs. Cage-free chickens produce omega-3 fatty acids, making the product relevant compared to conventional eggs. Cage eggs are often brown and white in color and are available in different sizes. Increased awareness of the harmful side effects of mass poultry production is leading to increased demand for the cage-free egg market. 

Cage-Free Eggs Market Recent Developments:

  • Thai agribusiness conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Foods (CP Foods) has unveiled plans to double cage egg production to 10 million in order to promote ethical food choices in Thailand and its export markets. The company started cage-free production at its laying hen farm in Saraburi province and it would operate in a controlled environment to ensure high biosecurity and avoid possible contamination.

  • Unilever has announced plans to source 100% cage-free eggs from around the world by 2025. Updated timeline of its global commitment revealed, in addition to the company's current commitment to push all its European and North American supply chains to 100% eggs cage-free in 2020.

  • NestFresh recently launched an expanded line of new pasture-raised eggs along with a range of hard-boiled eggs. Organic grass-raised eggs, GMO-free grass-raised eggs, and soy-free grass-raised eggs are available in 12-unit plastic or paste boxes. Hard-boiled products include hard-boiled organic eggs in a six-unit bag and Cage-free hard-boiled eggs in packs of two, 12/2, six, and eight. The latest additions to the full line of NestFresh products have been designed to meet the needs of consumers looking for a healthier way to enjoy NestFresh eggs they love more comfortably, for snack options or meal solutions. 

Cage-Free Eggs Market Drivers:

Concern for animal welfare has increased considerably in the last decade. Along with animal organizations that are establishing and campaigning against bird and egg manufacturers, many companies are taking initiatives for the welfare of farm animals.

The Cage-free egg market has experienced significant growth after egg manufacturers have collaborated with animal welfare organizations. The cage-free egg market also relies heavily on the one-stop experience to stimulate demand. We note that the way of life of chickens affects their health and changes the nutritional status of eggs. Studies have disclosed that cage-free eggs have larger yolks and dark oranges, which are known to contain high fatty acid levels but no effect on the cholesterol and are also tastier than the conventional cage laid eggs.Sensitivity to animal welfare is relatively higher in the Cage-free egg market than in developing and underdeveloped markets. Despite the rising costs of producing and maintaining cage-free eggs, large manufacturers are forced to meet the demand of retailers. This demand led manufacturers to opt for the production of cage-free eggs instead of the output of conventional cages. Increasing government pressure on manufacturers to switch to cage-free egg production is also spurring the growth in the global Cage-free egg market growth.

Cage-Free Eggs Market Restraints:

In addition, the supporting government campaigns for promoting healthy lifestyle consumers, rise in overall spending ability of people, adoption of recent technological advancements in the farms and other supporting aspects are boosting the whole market boom.Cage-free egg production is very expensive. It involves owning a large tract of land and spending a large sum of money on labor costs. Cage-free chickens occupy a relatively small area in cage production. However, in cage-free production hens, you need free space and the maintenance of an environment to which the hens are accustomed. Producing cage-free eggs should take ten times as much work to care for chickens that roam naturally on the ground. Due to the freedom given to chickens to walk farms and agroforestry areas, there are chances of losing chickens, and the eggs they lay are not limited to a particular location. Chickens raised in battery cages are often injected with growth hormones, and other supplements often provided with nutritious food but not naturally consumed by chickens. These chickens produce more eggs to meet the daily needs of the market. They are easier to create than Cage eggs, which are produced in smaller quantities and are sold at a much higher price in the retail market. All of these factors are hampering the growth of the global cage-free egg market.




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Segments Covered

By Product, Type, Consumption, Distribution Channel and Region

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa



Market Leaders Profiled

Eggland’s Best LLC, Cal Maine Foods, Inc., Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch, Inc, Rembrandt Enterprises, Rose Acre Farms, Hillandale Farms, Trillium Farm Holdings, LLC, Midwest Poultry Services, L.P, Hickman’s Family Farms, Sparboe Farms

Cage-Free Eggs Market is Segmentation:

Based on Colour:

  • Brown

  • White

Based on Size:

  • Medium

  • Large

  • Extra Large

  • Jumbo

Cage-Free Eggs Market Geographical Regional Analysis:

  • North America

  • Europe

  • Asia Pacific

  • Latin America

  • Middle-East & Africa

Among the regions, Europe has the majority of the Cage-free egg market due to the presence of market leaders, as well as a large population of people who consume these eggs, and intensive use in baking and processed foods. The Asia Pacific is the fastest-growing region due to increased demand and product innovation and increased disposable income. Cage brown eggs dominate the Cage-free egg market with a significant share in terms of consumption and are foreseen to grow faster due to changing consumer choices and the health benefits of brown eggs. Large eggs are the first choice of consumers on the cage-free egg market and are anticipated to grow faster due to their increasing use in bakery foods and for regular consumption.

Cage-Free Eggs Market key players:

  1. Eggland’s Best LLC

  2. Cal Maine Foods, Inc.

  3. Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch, Inc

  4. Rembrandt Enterprises

  5. Rose Acre Farms

  6. Hillandale Farms

  7. Trillium Farm Holdings, LLC

  8. Midwest Poultry Services, L.P

  9. Hickman’s Family Farms

  10. Sparboe Farms

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