Chris Martin of Wairarapa Eggs aspires to provide the perfect egg for whatever his customers need it for. The perfect poaching egg is a freshly laid size 5 or 6 from a young chook, but the jury’s still out on the best egg for Pavlova. His drive comes from his previous career as a baker. […]Read More
Meet Our Farmers
There are around 140 egg farms in New Zealand. The vast majority of these farms are owner-operated family businesses.
With this in mind, the sheer size of their job may come as some surprise. New Zealand farms house around 3.2 million layer hens and employ approximately 800 people. The eggs they produce yield annual sales of around $290 million, feeding a nation of egg-loving Kiwis who eat around 230 eggs per year per person!
At Hawkes Bay Eggs the farm is a true family business. Between Laurie, his wife, two daughters and son, all pitch in with different aspects of the day to day running of the farm. All have their say in the business too. Six years ago, while sitting round the dinner table, the five of them […]Read More
Karen could be best described as Glenpark’s ‘mother hen’. As farm manager in charge of more than 20 full and part time staff, she rules the roost ensuring every one of the farm’s 47,000 hens is well cared for day in and day out, seven days a week. With a love for the outdoors and […]Read More
Graeme is somewhat of a farming pioneer in New Zealand, having been inspired to introduce modern barn farming to the country in the mid-1990’s. In barn farming, layer hens are kept in large sheds, able to roam on litter and make use of perches and nest boxes. Today, the once “old and run-down farm” he […]Read More
More than 30 years ago, Gwen, with her husband, Lloyd, and their young family, were looking for a new challenge and a different pace of life. They were drawn to the sunny, friendly town of Nelson and an egg farm up for sale. Today, Ewing Poultry has grown into a successful family-run business with Gwen, Lloyd […]Read More