Free range fortunes

UK - Twenty years ago David Brass had his head in the clouds, flying Harrier jets for the RAF. He is a farmer now, with his feet firmly planted on the ground - but his Cumbrian free range egg business is soaring ahead.
calendar icon 4 September 2006
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The Lakes Free Range Egg Company is now one of the largest egg packing companies in the UK, supplying major supermarkets and McDonalds.

The company recently scooped a trophy at the National Farming Awards, being named as the best business in the food chain.

And it has been so successful that a number of local farmers have invested in their own free range flocks to become suppliers - replacing or augmenting the declining incomes they were getting from their sheep and beef farms.

Source: BBC

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