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Webinar for free range egg farm

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There is a huge demand for genuine free range eggs and we have always encouraged more people to set up their own farms.  We have run on-farm workshops to show how to set up a free range egg farming business. We believe in very low density production, ensuring long term sustainability,with hens that range on pasture all day. We never lock our hens up - not even at night because they are protected from predators by their personal bodyguards - at least one Maremma dog per flock. Our aim is to reach far more people than we can with workshops on the farm. Development of a series of  webinars, coupled with our eBook will allow us to potentially reach hundreds of people at a time rather than just a dozen or so. The webinars will cover all aspects of free range production and equip participants with the information needed to ensure a  successful venture. We will present specialised information for different regions and the webinars will be free. All registrants will receive   a copy of our eBook so they are fully prepared for each webinar. Our aim is to increase the production of genuine free range eggs to better meet consumer demand as well as ensuring food safety and environmental sustainability. Big corporations took advantage of a free range shortfall and slack regulations to introduce their own intensive 'free range'  system to boost profits - but their system does not meet consumer expectations about what free range should be.
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An international chicken breeding company,,Hendrix Genetics will set up a breeding program to develop breeds tailored for hot climates and supply improved poultry to African smallholder farmers. The new breeds could be ideally suited to the small-scale free range production system which are the subject of our webinars.
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An international chicken breeding company is researching a specialised breed of hen to improve egg production in Africa.The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a multi year grant to Hendrix Genetics. It will set up a breeding program to develop breeds tailored for Africa and supply improved poultry to African smallholder farmers.
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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a multi year grant to Hendrix Genetics to improve poultry production in Africa. ,Hendrix Genetics produces Isa Brown hens (the type we use at Freeranger Eggs) It will set up a breeding program to develop breeds tailored for Africa and supply improved poultry to African smallholder farmers.
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We will need to achieve at least half the Target by the end of June if we are to present the first webinar on time.
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Philip Westwood
24 months ago

Ministers foir Consumer Affairs have allowed a free range definition which permits intensive producers to label their eggs as 'free range'. They ignored the reality that free range eggs are a niche market and that low density is an integral part of the farming operation.

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Created October 18, 2016
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Karri Giles
27 months ago

Tim and I would like to visit one day and see your set up. Karri Balnarring

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28 months ago
Philip Westwood
24 months ago

Ministers foir Consumer Affairs have allowed a free range definition which permits intensive producers to label their eggs as 'free range'. They ignored the reality that free range eggs are a niche market and that low density is an integral part of the farming operation.

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