Eggs for all: farmer
A FREE range egg farmer from Munster says all methods of production are important and believes the choice should be left to consumers.
Rachel Wilson is a fourth generation farmer helping to run a family operation established in the mid-1930s.
Eight years ago, Wilson’s Free Range Eggs moved from caged to free range production.
The family now farms about 14,000 chickens split between two free range sheds, with three hectares for the birds to roam. About 12,000 eggs are collected daily and packed on site, with the supply going to local shops, cafes and to customers who want to buy direct.
Despite only operating a free-range operation, Ms Wilson said having the option to buy eggs produced by hens in “cages” and in barns was important for consumers. “Free range eggs come at a premium and unfortunately not all families can afford to buy these,” she said.
“I believe that it is important for families to be allowed to have the choice of the type of eggs they would like to buy.”
Ms Wilson is set to visit local schools as part of Golden Eggs’ Know Your Eggs campaign.
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Rachel Wilson amongst her free-ranging chickens.