Here are the facts why switching to free-range eggs only is not viable. 1) Choice and price + All Kiwis want to provide nutritious food for their families but the majority need to work to a weekly food budget. The Egg Industry supports consumers’ desire for choice with a range of egg products and prices. + […]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.
There has been commentary recently, particularly in the Waikato area and in the South Island, about velvet leaf infestation. Some parties have attempted to put the blame for its appearance on farms on use of chicken litter or any fertiliser sourcing from meat chicken or layer hen farms. The argument being used by certain parties […]Read More