A new knowledge-based production guide has been released to support emerging commercial egg producers (ECEPs) to adopt best practices and achieve long-term productivity and business stability.
Created and designed by the International Egg Foundation (IEF), the manual provides practical and actionable guidance on the core areas of egg production, based on the extensive experience and expertise of the egg industry.
Topics include the importance of biosecurity, farm establishment, farm management and egg management and is aimed at medium-sized laying farms (100-5,000 birds).
IEF Chairman Tim Lambert said: “Our main aim as a charity is to enable people in need to improve the lives of their families and local communities, today and in the future.
“Through our Global Egg Schools programme, we have identified key areas where knowledge is commonly limited, such as biosecurity and layer management. Our experience is that once best practices in these areas are shared, farmers have been able to significantly improve their outputs and profits.
“By helping them produce more efficiently, farmers and their families not only gain direct access to high-quality nutrition by consuming a portion of their production, but they can support the nutritional status of their local community through the sale of eggs.”
“The IEF would like to thank Renée Cunningham of the Ebenezer Trust and the members of the IEF working group for their expert contribution to this project.”
The manual is available in French, English and Portuguese and can be downloaded here. We plan to facilitate more translations in the future to allow as many people as possible to benefit from the document.