17 March Here are the definitions of free-range layer hen farming in New Zealand. They are excerpted from the Animal Welfare (Layer Hens) Code of Welfare 2012. These Standards were drawn up by the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC), an independent, Government-appointed panel of animal welfare experts including academics and representatives of the NZ Veterinary Association and the […]Read More
Farming affordable and welfare-friendly eggs for New Zealand
SEE THE VIDEO of modern egg farming systems in New Zealand, including Colony, Free-Range and Conventional Cage:
New Zealand has one of the most ideal egg farming environments in the world, being free from many of the pests and disease strains that other countries experience. We also lead the world in many areas of farm practice and animal welfare. The Egg Producers Federation represents all commercial egg farmers across all farming types. The industry is governed by robust standards which ensure Kiwis have access to good quality, affordable eggs produced by healthy hens. Some recent changes have been introduced with the new Code of Welfare (Layer Hens) 2012, leading to a significant advance for hen welfare.
Media Release 13 March 2017 Illegal labelling of eggs is an isolated incident and does not reflect Industry practice Statement from Michael Brooks, Executive Director of the Egg Producers Federation “The Egg Producers Federation is extremely disappointed in the illegal and misleading activity allegedly undertaken by a sole operator who is under investigation by the […]Read More