New Zealand’s modern egg industry is built on a balanced and sustainable approach to farming and food production. This means considering hen health and welfare, human health and nutrition, food safety, the environment, public attitudes and cost – all together to provide eggs New Zealanders can enjoy now and in the future.
Already fortunate to be free from many of the pests and disease strains experienced in other countries, our egg industry now leads the world in many areas of farm practice and animal welfare.
For more information across all these aspects of egg farming, try these sections of our website:
- Farming standards
- Farming types
- Colonies are an important new part of the egg industry’s balanced and sustainable approach. This well-researched egg farming method, hens can express their natural behaviours and produce eggs in an affordable and sustainable way. The draft Code of Animal Welfare released recently by the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee allows for their adoption here.
- Welfare Science
- Biosecurity & Bird Health
- Affordable Nutrition