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For Farmers

For Farmers

Research Program Areas

  • Food Safety

    Food safety is a key issue for both consumers and egg farmers and is critical to maintaining confidence in eggs as a staple food.

  • Environmental Sustainability

    Egg businesses need to demonstrate good environmental performance as changes to regulations add uncertainty to industry investment.

  • Feeding & Nutrition

    Precision formulation of diets for laying hens can lead to significant cost savings to farmers through improved feed efficiency and better quality eggs.

  • Biosecurity & Flock Health

    Maximising the health and productivity of hens is fundamental to maximising egg production and achieving satisfactory egg quality.

  • Animal Welfare

    Hen welfare is critical for an efficient and sustainable egg farming business.

  • Human Health

    Eggs have been a part of our diet for millennia, yet we’re still learning just how beneficial they can be to human health.

  • Farmer Resources

    A range of resources which translate research learnings into practical resources for use on-farm, in the areas of biosecurity and food safety.

  • My AusEggs login

    My AusEggs is the farmer only login area for updates on our current activities, progress on the trending issues, and resources that aren't made publicly available.

  • Tools and Training

    Australian Eggs develops a range of resources to help egg producers with on-farm operations. Hardcopies of these are free for commercial farmers.

  • Research Library

    Explore all of the current and completed research funded by Australian Eggs.

  • Solar Calculator

    The solar calculator, provides a basic idea of the costs, savings and payback period for on-farm solar investment. It is tailored to individual business needs and has been designed to help farmers decide if solar is a worthwhile investment for them.

  • Egg Standards of Australia

    ESA is a voluntary quality assurance program, replacing the previous egg industry program Egg Corp Assured (ECA). It has been developed through an extensive consultation process with industry and represents a robust, credible and workable QA standard that meets the needs of regulators and retailers.

  • Biosecurity Virtual Training Tool

    The VR experience is designed to be used as a biosecurity introduction, refresher experience or training exercise for anyone entering the farm – including staff, visitors and contractors.

  • Salmonella Risk Assessment Toolkit

    This toolkit is to help egg farmers and supply chain participants identify possible risk factors in all aspects of egg production and processing, as required by food safety and regulatory authorities.

  • Farm Sustainability Dashboard

    The Farm Sustainability Dashboard has been designed to improve industry best practice and meet evolving community expectations. It has been created for business owners and is appropriate for farms of all sizes.

  • ELIP

    ELIP is committed to reviewing your labelling artwork and providing feedback based on labelling law, regulation, standards and industry guidelines.

  • Associate Members

    Proud sponsors of the Australian Egg Industry.

  • Egg Farmers of Australia

    Egg Farmers of Australia (EFA) is the national representative body for eggs and the voice of Australian egg farmers.

Supporting egg farmers Meet Australian Egg Farmers

John is a livestock manager in Tasmania with 35 years of experience. He is responsible for the welfare of hens in both free-range and cage production systems. Hear more about his story. 

Want to see what an egg farm looks like? Take this interactive 360 degree tour to see how eggs are produced in Australia.

Free range farm with two people