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Emerging Issues : Social Sustainability of Egg Production Symposium 2011 Poultry Science

  title={Emerging Issues : Social Sustainability of Egg Production Symposium 2011 Poultry Science},
  author={Donald C Lay and Richard M. Fulton and Patricia Y. Hester and Darrin M. Karcher and Joergen B. Kjaer and Joy A. Mench and Bradley A. Mullens and Ruth C. Newberry and C. J. Nicol and N. P. O'sullivan and Robert E. Porter},
2011 Poultry Science doi:10.3382/ps.2010-00794 
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