No further Salmonella Enteritidis detected after extensive testing Earlier in 2021, testing detected salmonella enteritidis on 3 layer farms. The immediate industry response was to prevent eggs from these farms reaching the consumer market and work with MPI to determine the extent of the outbreak. The intention was to quickly contain, then eliminate it from […]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.