Andrew and Lisa Postregna (Victoria)Matt Saunders
Andrew and Lisa run Tamarix Poultry Farm in Bangholme Victoria.
Andrew’s father Gus (Agostino) began the egg business in the early 1960’s in Noble Park and after marrying Alma moved to Keysborough where a new farm was set up with Gus’s brothers in the early 1970’s. After the family parted ways, Gus set up another farm where Tamarix Poultry Farm is currently located.
Andrew and his wife Lisa are second generation farmers, traditionally producing cage eggs and recently having expanded to barn production. The business runs a multi-aged flock on the current site.
Andrew enjoys farming a nutritious product and building on his industry knowledge by attending egg seminars in Australia and abroad.
The current site has a shop front called White & Yolk being a highlight of the Tamarix business. Visitors to the shop love to have a picture taken in front of the big golden egg!
For more information check out their website – http://tamarix.com.au/
Tom and Jo Moore (New South Wales)Matt Saunders
Tom and Jo from beef and horticulture families, have worked hard as first-generation egg farmers to take on board new and cutting edge practices at their free range egg farm.
With an increasing demand for production, the family commenced egg farming in 2015 and New England Free Range Eggs have gone from strength to strength. Tom and Jo enjoyed designing their farm but could see straight away that there must be a better way to keep free range birds. Tom then applied for and was awarded a Nuffield Scholarship to investigate the future of housing systems for free range egg production.
Moore Eggs, New England Free Range Eggs have won multiple Australian Food Awards’ medals and hope to continue to improve how they produce eggs into the future.
Dr Rod Jenner (Queensland)Matt Saunders
Dr Rod Jenner is a poultry vet and owner of Rosetta Management Consulting.
In conjunction with Stephen Page, Rod developed the Antimicrobial Stewardship Framework Guideline for the egg industry.
Rod continues to provide support to industry on antimicrobial issues to help further the understanding of egg farmers to review, develop and implement best practice.
Rod has been a key supporter of Egg Farmers of Australia in providing technical poultry knowledge through the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Poultry process.