Eggs from enriched colony systems or free range hens – do you know what you’re buying?
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 TV 3. 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 very detailed manner, so whichever egg Mainland egg buyers choose, they know precisely where it comes from.