What does Open Range mean?
Open Range means our animals have continuous and unrestricted daytime access to graze on pasture and are provided with shade, shelter and plenty of room.
All animals must use the paddocks each day unless they choose to shelter because of inclement weather, or require short term confinement for veterinary treatment or when giving birth.
Open Range ensures low stocking rates (less than 1,500 birds per hectare), no feed-lotting, no overcrowding and definitely no indoor confinement in sheds or cages.
Is Open Range a healthier option for customers?
Eggs laid by chickens living on pasture pack a more powerful nutritional punch than any egg produced in an intensive system.
Compared to eggs from caged hens, pastured hen eggs have up to twice as much vitamin E and long-chain Omega-3 fats, 2.5 times more total Omega-3 fatty acids, and less than half the ratio of Omega-6:Omega-3 fatty acids.*
*This information was taken from this Cambridge University study.
What certifications do you hold?
We hold the highest possible certification for animal welfare, pasture raised produce and ecological assessment in Australia.
We are PROOF certified (PROOF License 34371076). Find out about this unique certification
We hold an Ecological Outcome Verification, we manage our land holistically and are committed to providing a positive environmental impact.
What does PROOF stand for?
PROOF means Pasture Raised On Open Fields. It's the official certification for being 'Open Range'.
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What is an Ecological Outcome Verification?
We don’t believe certification programs go far enough. So we decided to become founding members of The Australian Holistic Management Cooperative in 2018.
We also became the first farm on the NSW Coast on the 21 January 2019 to establish a baseline for (EOV) Ecological Outcome Verification with Land to Market Australia which is a worldwide verification program with the Savory Institute.
Land to Market Australia is a regenerative sourcing verification scheme which, for the first time, will measure the impact of farming practices on ecological outcomes.