Free Range Egg Farms
The Leach and Holland families have been operating in the Australian egg industry since 1904 and 1945 respectively. In 2002 Ray Leach (Derodi P/L) and George Holland (Holland Farms P/L) partnered as Free Range Egg Farms.
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For eggs to be labelled free range, the Model Code of Practice says there should be a maximum of 1500 hens per hectare. In 2015 Choice identified which egg brands meet the Model Code. According to the report, this company uses a stocking density of 10,000 hens per hectare for its free range eggs, well in excess of the Model Code.
[Source 2015][More on Animal Rights]
Named and shamed in the 2013 CHOICE Shonky Awards. Ecoeggs, which claim to be free range, has a stocking rate of 20,000 hens per hectare. Choice say that's far too many for what most people would think of as "free range".
[Source 2013][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
This company has claims about its free range egg farms on its website.
[Source 2014][More on Sustainability Reporting]
This company's free range eggs are certified by the Australian Egg Corporation Ltd (AECL), the national industry body. However AECL's certification scheme has been widely criticised as they allow beak trimming and 14 hens per square metre - not much less than the 18 hens per square metre in cage systems.
[Source 2014][More on Factory Farming]
|Company Structure||Family-owned private company|
|Address||PO Box 699, Northbridge, NSW, 1560, Australia|
|Phone||1300 784 464|