What We Do
Egg farmers produce 17 million eggs every single day of the year to feed Australian families.
About half of all eggs are bought by consumers in supermarkets and grocery stores, the rest go to food manufacturers, restaurants, cafes, and other food outlets.
Egg farmers use three main farming methods to meet consumers’ needs. These are cages, barns, and free-range. Each method has advantages and disadvantages, but all are vital to meet the needs of Australian families. Click below to find out more about each method.
As the national representative body, Egg Farmers of Australia is committed to openness and transparency in carrying out its core responsibilities of promoting and ensuring the sustainability of the whole Australian egg industry.
This includes the development and advocacy of policy, and in our participation in public conversations on issues affecting the industry.
Egg Farmers of Australia believes in the welfare of our hens and is committed to providing consumers with confidence in all farming methods employed in the Australian egg industry.
On Tuesday 26 April 2022 a group then called Young Egg Industry Leaders Reference Group formed following the inaugural Egg Farmers of Australia Awards in 2021.
The aim of the group was to meet monthly for casual conversation and to discuss various egg industry topics of interest. This is where the idea of a virtual forum with egg industry supporters and egg farming youth from other countries was born with the first held on 1 September 2022.
In September 2022, it was decided they would change its name to Gen Egg and now meets quarterly with a guest speaker each meeting.
One third of EFA Members are under 40 and members of Gen Egg, so join us today and become a member of GEN EGG.
We’re committed to openness and transparency in our core responsibilities of promoting and ensuring the sustainability of the Australian egg industry.