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Webinar for free range egg farm

$40 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 2 people in 22 months
We have run workshops on our farm to encourage people to set up their own 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.
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We had more overseas enquiries this week asking if the eBook and webinars will be suitable for use in other countries. Yes they will. Australian covers a range climatic conditions and each state has different regulations, but If we get several webinar participants from one region in the world, we will tailor a webinar for those particular conditions.
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There have been a number of overseas enquiries about the suitability of our eBook and the webinars for egg production in different countries. The answer is Yes, the information in the webinars and the eBook is applicable virtually anywhere. The only significant differences are in local regulations and climatic conditions. Clearly extreme weather will require special attention – as will potential predators. It’s rather different protecting chickens from lions or tigers compared with protecting them from foxes or Tasmanian Devils.
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Australian Eggs appears to accept that intensive egg production systems are unhealthy with a striking increase in infestations of parasitic worms. It is urging all free range poultry farmers to register to use a worming compound Flubendazole even though some studies have shown chemical residues in eggs. Australian Eggs confuses an increase in sales of free range eggs with actual production. The increase has been a result of labelling eggs as free range in order to boost profits.
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We have identified the type of digital field recorder and microphone needed to prepare for the webinar so things are progressing well although donations seem to have dried up.
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Philip Westwood
18 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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Raised by 2 people in 22 months
Created October 8, 2016
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Karri Giles
21 months ago

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

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22 months ago
Philip Westwood
18 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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