Great British Free Range Farmers
We are proud to say we are staunch supporters of the British egg industry; welfare in the UK is amongst the highest in the world and our great British farmers are willing to listen to consumer concerns on welfare. Making a difference to hen welfare means we need to listen to the farmers too and learn more about why they farm as they do.
We think it’s important to understand the farmer’s view on the egg industry today and we will be running occasional interviews with a range of different egg producers so you can learn more about our farmers who are Flying the British egg flag.
Andy and Mandy Johnson set up Laydilay Organic Eggs in 2004 and strive to 'put the chicken before the egg'. Their small flock roam across 18 acres of rolling hills and woodland whilst producing organic eggs for the local area.
Cackleberry Farm, just outside Stow-on-the-Wold, has been home to 5 small flocks of Arlington White chickens, which roam on thirty acres of luscious Cotswold countryside.
Andrew Jackson farms organically is ‘because it’s the closest way to farm in line with the ethos of backyard chickens, but it’s also a clever way to farm as the system is designed to work without the need to medicate birds, and to ensure the best tasting eggs with higher omega 3 content’
Mike Wilkinson's 48,000 hens live in multi-tier units where the birds are free to move around the large shed and roam outside during daylight.
Helen and David Brass produce 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 and recently won a ‘2014 Best of Sustainable Supply’ Award.
Birchgrove Eggs is owned and run by Tony and Gwen Burgess. They have small free range flocks which roam their 30 acre farm in Aberystwyth.
Bob and Helen Kingery won the title of Producer of the Year 2012 at the British Free Range Egg Producer’s Association Free Range Awards.
John Widdowson is a shining example of what free range farming is all about and best of all, he genuinely enjoys seeing his hens enjoy free range living on his 80 acre farm in Devon.