Biggest Tassie producer makes move to cage free

Tasmania's biggest cage egg producer Pure Foods has been making the move to cage free production at its Longford Farm for the past 6 months.

The ABC reports 40 per cent of the company's output now comes from two sheds which are each home to 15,000 hens. The sheds allow for the birds to perform natural behaviours such as perching, dustbathing and foraging, as well as allowing for access to the outdoors. The system also provides ready access to feed and water, and the mechanical removal of eggs and manure.

Pure Foods made the transition to a cage-free system with the help of funds made available by the Tasmanian Government to support farmers switching from cage to cage free.

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