New Zealand suffers egg shortage as farmers scramble to go free-range

April 16, 2019 Off By readly

Supermarkets are struggling with supply as the nation’s hen flock decreases and demand for eggs soars

New Zealand is in the grip of an egg shortage as the industry undergoes a massive period of disruption while it transitions to free-range farming.

The shortage has also been caused by an increased appetite for eggs, with New Zealanders consuming 230 eggs per person last year, compared to 200 per person a decade ago.

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