- About Us
United Egg Producers (UEP) is a Capper-Volstead cooperative of egg farmers from all across the United States and representing the ownership of approximately 95% of all the nation's egg-laying hens. Of the total farm members, 34 serve on the Board of Directors and they along with several others serve on various committees. We, therefore, think of UEP as an organization of "Leadership By Egg Farmers - For Egg Farmers".
UEP and our farm members believe in consumer choice and therefore produce eggs in modern cage, cage-free and organic production systems as well as producing other specialty shell egg products. Our members also provide liquid, dried and other forms of further processed egg products to the retail, food service and food manufacturing sectors.
With a nation of more than 300 million people and a world population of approximately 6 billion and expected to grow to 9 billion by 2050, we know that egg farmers play an important role in producing an abundance of affordable, safe food. Eggs are an important source of protein and a healthy component of most everyone's diet. We also recognize that our farm members have the responsibility to produce eggs with professional care for their animals, while being good stewards of the environment and understanding the importance of human food safety.
It is impossible for any individual egg farmer, no matter how large, to keep up to date, react, and respond to every legislative, regulatory and advocacy issue and that is where UEP provides the greatest value. Through a unified voice and working together we can be heard in addressing most every issue and offer positive solutions. UEP is and has been very proactive and progressive in developing on-farm programs to assist our farm members while also recognizing the benefits these programs provide to our customers and consumers.
We pride ourselves on working with government agencies such as USDA, FDA, EPA and others to solve problems and create programs that will move our industry forward. These web pages will acquaint you with our efforts and programs regarding food safety, environment, animal welfare and others.