Free range fortunes

by 5m Editor
4 September 2006, at 9:52am

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.

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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