Established in 2003.
|Bridgewater Poultry Farm Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
|Bridgewater Poultry Farm Pty Ltd|
This company produces cage eggs, where each bird is allocated space less than the size of a piece of A4 paper. Birds are unable to turn around easily, stretch out, flap their wings or exercise. Cages do not satisfy the hen's behavioural need to perch, dust bathe, forage, and lay their eggs in a secluded nest.
[Source 2016][More on Factory Farming]
For eggs to be labelled free range, the Model Code of Practice says there should be a maximum of 1500 hens per hectare. In 2018 Choice updated its list of which egg brands meet the Model Code. According to the report, this company uses a stocking density of 5,000 hens per hectare for its free range eggs, well in excess of the Model Code.
[Source 2018][More on Animal Rights]
Footage released by Animal Liberation NSW in 2019 showed contract workers mistreating hens at a Victorian poultry farm owned by this company. Farm management said a contractor was employed to "ethically euthanise and dispose of stock" following a recent outbreak of salmonella, which prompted a major recall of eggs from supermarket shelves. Agriculture Victoria will be conducting an investigation.
[Source 2019][More on Animal Rights]
|Company Structure||Private company|
|Address||Level 10, IBM Building, 60 City Rd, Southbank, VIC, 3006, Australia|
|Phone||03 5437 3100|
|Fax||03 5437 3007|
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