Helen and David Brass
From their base in the Lake District Helen and David Brass produce and pack only free range and organic free range eggs, on their family owned business, The Lakes Free Range Eggs company, run deep in the heart of Cumbria.
They have been supplying McDonald’s with free range eggs for over a decade and have recently won a ‘2014 Best of Sustainable Supply’ Award whilst also playing an important role in animal welfare research. This is the second time The Lakes Company has been recognized by McDonald’s as a global case study. They were acknowledged for focusing on the highest standards of welfare and environmental excellence, and have developed a tailor-made training programme for producer farms.
The Brass’s are constantly looking for ways to improve the environment within which they work and David commented, “The 2014 Best of Sustainable Supply Award endorses the work we do on range enrichment, and animal welfare research and development”. Whatever and wherever the drivers to improve welfare and environment for British laying hens come from, we can only applaud the likes of David and Helen Brass for raising the bar for our hens.
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