Media Release from Eggs Inc., 22 August 2017 Unscrambling Egg Confusion New Statement Clarifies Eggs Every Day Is Okay A new statement agreed by the Ministry of Health clears up confusion around one of New Zealand’s favourite foods. Are eggs good for us and how often can we eat them? After decades of communicating 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 cage, 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.
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