New Zealanders are now consuming around 230 eggs per person per year, providing essential protein and nutrients at an affordable price.
Commercial egg farmers are working towards modernisation of their farms to meet the demand of the nation for this food source.
As the industry grows we are always looking at ways to improve and modernise methods and housing systems in the best interest of the chickens.
Colony farming is being transitioned in to existing poultry farms, thus meeting quality and welfare requirements, while still maintaining the affordability of eggs to the consumers. The process for the transition to Colony farming has to be completed by end 2022.
Heyden farms is undertaking the transition to colony cages maintaining affordable food source to the consumer, and allowing the hens to move around and express their natural behaviours.