Learn About Egg Farming

Egg farming is the process of raising hens to produce eggs for human consumption. Australian egg farmers produce 16.9 million eggs every day to feed the nation, which is 6.2 billion eggs each year. To meet this huge demand, egg farmers across the country look after a combined total of about 20 million hens.

The journey of an egg from a farm to your kitchen table has several steps but the process happens faster than in other agricultural industries. This is because many egg farming businesses raise the hens and collect, wash, grade, pack and transport the eggs to market themselves, sometimes all in the one day.

Want to learn about what it takes to get your egg from farm to plate? Explore Australian Eggs learn about farming section to see exactly what goes on.