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Eggs from Enriched Colonies or Free Range: Do You Know What You Are Buying?

29 September 2014
Big Dutchman

NEW ZEALAND - A Big Dutchman customer has been on 'Campbell Live' on Kiwi TV, educating viewers about egg production systems.

How much do you know about where your eggs come from? Campbell Live, a half-hour long New Zealand current affairs programme, just asked this exact question in a report recently broadcasted on TV3.

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Has your egg been produced in an enriched colony system or by free-range hens? John Campbell and his team explained egg production systems.

To come up with an answer as thorough as possible, reporter Sarah Stewart visited New Zealand’s biggest egg producer, Mainland.

The Big Dutchman customer produces eggs in traditional poultry cages, to be phased out in eight years, and has been trialling enriched colony systems since 2007. This new laying hen management system was delivered by the German poultry equipment supplier.

Furthermore, Mainland has embarked on free-range egg production. The report presents all systems in a detailed manner, so whichever egg Mainland egg buyers choose, they know precisely where it comes from.

Further Reading

You can view the full report from Sarah Stewart on Campbell Live’s web site by clicking here.


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