Bega Valley Eggs takes great care of their laying hens. They have access to lush, grassy pastures where they can roam around in the sunshine, indulge in dust baths, eat vegetation and bugs and basically enjoy their day-to-day lives. Rotational management is used whereby the hens are given a different quarter acre every few days so their food is always fresh and plentiful and the pastures regenerate.
At night, the hens are housed in pristine, protected huts where they can roost on their perches and the manure drops through to fertilise the soil. The soil is rested to allow for pasture improvement year on year.
Not only do pasture raised eggs taste better and deliver higher nutritional goodness, they also look better. The deep orange colour of the rich yolks and the thick, firm texture of the whites gives the eggs a much more pleasing appearance which consumers appreciate.
Pasture raised eggs contain high amounts of Vitamins A, D, E, K2, B12, folate riboflavin, zinc, calcium, beta carotene and choline. They are also very rich in Omega 3 fatty acids.