Why Pastured Eggs?
Free range as it should be.
Over the last two decades, consumers have become increasingly aware of the low welfare standards afforded to hens laying caged eggs. This awareness has led to a range of new ways to produce eggs, such as cage-free, barn laid and free range. Traditional definitions of these types of eggs refer more to the maximum stocking densities allowed and provide limited guidelines for the quality of outdoor area hens have access to. Pastured eggs go a step further in ensuring that laying hens are given unrestricted access to green pasture during daylight hours. We believe this results in higher quality eggs that are laid from happy and healthy hens and provides one of the most sustainable and ethical methods of egg farming.
Happy, healthy hens!
At Tamar Valley Pastured Eggs we raise Lohmann Brown Classic hens, purchased from an experienced and well known breeder. This breed is known for their shell strength and colour, their mild temperament and high performance. For first time egg producers like ourselves they are an excellent choice.
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