Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Cold weather affecting production

Even though we are close to the coast, we've had more frosts this year than usual - six or seven instead of just one or two - and that has affected our egg laying rate.
We normally need around 400 dozen a week to satisfy demand but for the past couple of weeks we've been down to around 200 dozen.

This means that customers at the two main markets we attend - Churchill Island Farmers Market and Cardinia Ranges Farmers Market have been suffering.

We have been battling to keep up supplies to our regular outlets and home delivery customers.

The problem should sort itself out in a few weeks when a new flock comes into lay, but it's frustrating waiting for supply to catch up with demand.

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