ST. LOUIS, Aug. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST), a consumer packaged goods holding company, today announced its Michael Foods business will be converting its egg layer farm located in Bloomfield, Nebraska to a cage-free operation.
In response to increasing customer demand for cage-free eggs and cage-free egg products, the Bloomfield, Nebraska farm will be converted to accommodate cage-free housing systems for hens. 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. The new layer houses will feature the latest technology in ventilation, lighting and manure-handling equipment, combined with modern housing systems that give layer hens more space and allow them to engage in natural bird behaviors.
“Our Bloomfield investment is the next step in our evolution as the country’s largest value-added provider of egg products. Cage-free eggs are the future of the egg industry, and we continue to work actively with our customers to ensure that we can meet their demand for cage-free products by converting existing farms and investing in new facilities through our dedicated third party partners,” said
Jim Dwyer, President and CEO of Michael Foods Group.
About Post Holdings, Inc.
Post Holdings, Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is a consumer packaged goods holding company operating in the center-of-the-store, foodservice, food ingredient, private label, refrigerated and active nutrition food categories. Through its Post Consumer Brands business, Post is a leader in the ready-to-eat cereal category and offers a broad portfolio that includes recognized brands such as Honey Bunches of Oats®, Pebbles™, Great Grains®, Grape-Nuts®, Honeycomb®, Frosted Mini Spooners®, Golden Puffs®, Cinnamon Toasters®, Fruity Dyno-Bites®, Cocoa Dyno-Bites®, Berry Colossal Crunch® and Malt-O-Meal® hot wheat cereal. Post’s Michael Foods Group supplies value-added egg products, refrigerated potato products, cheese and other dairy case products and dry pasta products to the foodservice, food ingredient and private label retail channels and markets retail brands including All Whites®, Better’n Eggs®, Simply Potatoes® and Crystal Farms®. Post’s active nutrition platform aids consumers in adopting healthier lifestyles through brands such as PowerBar®, Premier Protein® and Dymatize®. Post’s Private Brands Group manufactures private label peanut butter and other nut butters, dried fruits, baking and snacking nuts, cereal and granola. For more information, visit www.postholdings.com.