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Fresh eggs

We exclusively market eggs from alternative husbandry methods such as barn, free-range and organic farming. The production of the eggs is subject to the strictest guidelines of the KAT association, which conforms with legal guidelines.

Barn farming

Barn farming is where animals roam freely in the barn and have access to the entire premises at all times. Barn floors are covered with natural materials such as sand or straw; at least 1/3 of the barn area is available for the birds to scratch. The barn is spacious with a maximum of 9 hens per m²  and max. 6,000 hens per unit. In order to replicate the natural behaviour patterns of hens, protected laying nests are provided. These nests consist of a base made from malleable materials and can be used by the animals at all times. A sufficient amount of perches provides each hen with at least 15cm of room, allowing them to relax without damaging the balls of their feet or claws.

Fresh water and food is freely available at all times and the barns let in natural light for a natural day/night rhythm. Continuous ventilation provides the barn with sufficient fresh air and provides an optimum barn climate.

Free-range farming

The same criteria applies for free-range farming as with barn farming. The animals also have access to a free-range area close to the barn at all times. The free-range area provides plenty of protection and shelter for the animals in the form of hedges and maize, etc. To comply with KAT free-range farming, a cold scratching area is required to be built onto the barn. Similar to the free-range area, this must be accessible directly from the barn and offer the animals a bright, spacious area which also complies with legal requirements for keeping poultry indoors.

Organic production/Organic husbandry

Organic production – also known as organic husbandry – means eggs are produced using completely organic methods. The feed used is exclusively organic with no genetic engineering. The preventive use of antibiotics and hormones is prohibited.

The space for each hen is even greater than that for barn and free-range hens. Only 6 hens per m² are permitted in each stall and the group size is limited to 3,000 animals per unit.  The perches in the stall also offer more space.

2016

Barn farming

Barn farming is where animals roam freely in the barn and have access to the entire premises at all times. Barn floors are covered with natural materials such as sand or straw; at least 1/3 of the barn area is available for the birds to scratch. The barn is spacious with a maximum of 9 hens per m²  and max. 6,000 hens per unit. In order to replicate the natural behaviour patterns of hens, protected laying nests are provided. These nests consist of a base made from malleable materials and can be used by the animals at all times. A sufficient amount of perches provides each hen with at least 15cm of room, allowing them to relax without damaging the balls of their feet or claws.

Fresh water and food is freely available at all times and the barns let in natural light for a natural day/night rhythm. Continuous ventilation provides the barn with sufficient fresh air and provides an optimum barn climate.

Free-range farming

The same criteria applies for free-range farming as with barn farming. The animals also have access to a free-range area close to the barn at all times. The free-range area provides plenty of protection and shelter for the animals in the form of hedges and maize, etc. To comply with KAT free-range farming, a cold scratching area is required to be built onto the barn. Similar to the free-range area, this must be accessible directly from the barn and offer the animals a bright, spacious area which also complies with legal requirements for keeping poultry indoors.

Ökologische Erzeugung / Biohaltung

Organic production – also known as organic husbandry – means eggs are produced using completely organic methods. The feed used is exclusively organic with no genetic engineering. The preventive use of antibiotics and hormones is prohibited.

The space for each hen is even greater than that for barn and free-range hens. Only 6 hens per m² are permitted in each stall and the group size is limited to 3,000 animals per unit.  The perches in the stall also offer more space.

Stand: 2016

Colourful eggs

Our egg dye works is one of the most modern throughout Germany. Thanks to innovative colouring processes we are able to produce a wide range of colouring options all year round – not just at Easter. Whether marbled, sprayed, striped or rainbow colours: our dye works can fulfil just about every customer requirement.

We also use eggs from integrated production where possible when producing dyed eggs. These are cooked at a consistent temperature so that a waxy yolk is left. A nice, even colour effect is achieved by particularly delicate colour application using the roller and spraying method.

Marbled

This is the traditional variety of colour. The intensive colouration and characteristic marbling is achieved by rolling the eggs over special inking pads.

Intensive

Our intensively coloured eggs are treated using special spray technology. This gives the eggs high colour intensity and a brilliant shine.

Rainbows

Our rainbow eggs are a real eye-catcher. Individual rings of colour gently flow into each other thanks to a special, delicate application of colour, creating a harmonious look. A wide variety of colour combinations are possible based on customer requirements.

Rings

This elaborate colour effect is achieved by skilfully turning the eggs during the colouring process. A particularly special effect is created as a result and is becoming increasingly popular on the market.

Logo eggs

Logo eggs offer a great alternative to conventional promotional gifts. Ideal for trade fairs and other events

Egg products

Our sister company, OVOBEST, is one of the leading manufacturers and marketers of egg products in Europe, producing goods in one of the most modern, high-performance egg-production plants in the world. Whether liquid, powder or special products with special, unique features: high-quality products are developed and produced for the food industry in direct consultation with the customer..

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Egg products

Our sister company, OVOBEST, is one of the leading manufacturers and marketers of egg products in Europe, producing goods in one of the most modern, high-performance egg-production plants in the world. Whether liquid, powder or special products with special, unique features: high-quality products are developed and produced for the food industry in direct consultation with the customer.

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