Saturday, October 01, 2011

Egg Corp accredits 'free range' farms with 50,000 hens per hectare

It seems unbelieveable, but the Australian Egg Corporation has accredited three farms in New South Wales with outdoor stocking densities of 50,000 hens per hectare, even though the Model Code (to which accredited farms are supposed to adhere) suggests a stocking density of 1500 birds per hectare. 
More details on the Free Range Farmers Association website:

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