Demand for free-range eggs to outstrip supply as caged eggs phased out, WA farmers fear

Demand for free-range eggs to outstrip supply as caged eggs phased out, WA farmers fear

West Australian farmers are concerned they will not be able to produce enough free-range eggs to meet consumer demand when caged eggs are phased out. Key points: Caged eggs will be phased out nationally by 2036 36 per cent of WA’s eggs are caged Farmers fear they will not be able to keep up with consumer demand … Read more

Backyard hens’ eggs contain 40 times more lead on average than shop eggs, research finds

Backyard hens’ eggs contain 40 times more lead on average than shop eggs, research finds

There’s nothing like the fresh eggs from your own hens, the more than 400,000 Australians who keep backyard chooks will tell you. Unfortunately, it’s often not just freshness and flavour that set their eggs apart from those in the shops. Our newly published research found backyard hens’ eggs contain, on average, more than 40 times the lead levels of … Read more