As of 1 January 2023, it is no longer lawful to house hens in cages. However, there will still be eggs from hens housed in cages on sale to consumers for several weeks in early 2023 as they will have been laid prior to that date. Therefore, there will still be eggs with the designation […]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.