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Hoads Farm awarded for contribution to farm animal welfare

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Adrian-PotterHoads Farm has been awarded a Good Egg Award by Compassion in World Farming in recognition of its commitment to laying hen welfare.

Compassion’s Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards recognise food companies that are making it their policy to produce and source higher welfare eggs, meat and dairy produce.

Compassion has run its flagship scheme, the Good Egg Award, since 2007 to celebrate organisations that source only cage-free eggs.The programme has now expanded to include the Good Chicken Award, launched in 2010, the Good Dairy Award in 2011 and the Good Pig Award in 2012.

Over 287 million hens, chickens, pigs and dairy cows and calves are now set to benefit each year as a result of award winners’ policies.

Adrian Potter, a Director at Hoads Farm: “We are delighted to have received the Good Farm Animal Welfare Award from Compassion in World Farming. I believe we remain relatively unique in that we have never compromised our values, having only ever sold higher welfare free range eggs since starting in 1978. It is these values for animal welfare, high quality standards and sustainability that underpin how the business is run to this day.”

Tracey Jones, Director of Food Business at Compassion in World Farming said: “It is so great to see Hoads Farm taking animal welfare into consideration as part of their sourcing policy. Higher welfare produce isn’t just the responsibility of the large corporations, but something that can be achieved at all levels. Well done to Hoads Farm – keep up the good work!”

Established in 1978, Hoads Farm is a producer and packer of Lion quality Free Range eggs based in the South-East. The Company recently completed work on its new state-of-the-art packing centre and grading facilities at Broad Oak, East Sussex. In addition to its own high standards, all of Hoads Farm’s eggs are produced under the BEIC Lion Quality and RSPCA Freedom Foods Welfare standard.