feather&PECK – an award winning producer

Winner SA Premier's Food and Beverage Awardfeather & PECK is the proud winner of the Primary Producer’s Award (for 15 staff or less) in the South Australian Premier’s Food and Beverage Industry  Awards 2020.

This award recognises a primary producer that has demonstrated excellence in the sustainable production of safe, high quality food and that has contributed towards the positive profile of the agribusiness industry.

Vision. Values. Mission.

Our vision: small farms with a big impact: A collaborative cluster of small South Australian farms, producing consistently high-quality eggs profitably and ethically, whilst sustainably regenerating pasture.

Our values: We believe in ethical egg production that regenerates family farms through sustainable pasture improvement, animal welfare and profitability.

Our mission: We are set up to scale and bring premium pastured free-range eggs and value-add snack-and-go products into the mainstream consumer market. We collaborate with, and support like-minded farmers to ensure supply, and provide a best practice grading, packing and distribution hub to bring pasture raised eggs to the market.

What does ‘pasture raised eggs’ mean?

We label our eggs as ‘pasture raised’ so that you know they are truly free range. Pastured farming means the hens always have access to grazing fresh pasture, living in open paddocks with lots of room, no feed lots and no indoor confinement. This is better than just ‘free range’ which in Australia can be misleading. For eggs to be labelled free-range, the Model Code of Practice says there should be a maximum of 1500 hens per hectare. Unfortunately, many commonly available “free range” brands do not adhere to this, with some brands keeping as many as 10,000 hens per hectare. Feather & PECK farms stock less than 75 hens per hectare.  There’s plenty of room for our happy hens to spend most of their day outside to graze freely. Pasture raised eggs are more than free range.

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What day do eggs hate most? Fry-day.
How do comedians like their eggs? Funny side up.
Who wrote the book, Great Eggspectations? Charles Chickens.
What did the egg say to the clown? You crack me up.
Where do you find information about eggs? In the hen-cyclopedia
What do you call an egg that goes on safari? An eggs-plorer!
How do baby chickens dance? Chick-to-chick!

 

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