SA Govt. confirms voluntary free range code
The code will see an accreditation logo developed that will appear on cartons of eggs that meet the following South Australian Free Range Accreditation requirements:
• A maximum of 1,500 laying hens per hectare in a free range system;
• induced moulting is not permitted;
• hens have access to range outdoors for a minimum of eight (8) hours per day; and
• sufficient overhead shade should be provided to encourage hens to access the range.