5 April 2020: Dear industry member In the last week since the Level 4 lockdown period began, there has been a fair bit of confusion amongst some members about what can and cannot be done by essential industry producers of products such as eggs. The guidance below has been received from MBIE. MBIE has clarified […]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.
25 June 2019 Introducing Trace My Egg – the egg stamping programme The EPF is the proud to manage the nationwide egg stamping programme: ‘Trace My Egg’. Trace My Egg is a source-assurance initiative that spans the egg industry in New Zealand. It is recognisable by its 5-digit codes which are stamped onto the shells […]Read More