Yorkshire Farmhouse Eggs has become the UK’s largest producer and packer of free range only eggs, according to the latest figures from the BEIC.

The company said its recent £6m investment in state-of-art production and packing systems at two of their sites has supported its growth.

The family-owned business said it now plans to continue its expansion into 2012/13, with further packing and production capabilities at their third site in Sussex.

“Being the UK’s largest free-range only producer is a fantastic achievement and I can only hope that we can encourage more people to consider buying free-range eggs.”
Adrian Potter

Director Adrian Potter said the company prided itself on the fact they have maintained high welfare standards and have only ever produced free-range.

He added: “Being the UK’s largest free-range only producer is a fantastic achievement and I can only hope that we can encourage more people to consider buying free-range eggs.”

In 2011 free range took over 50% of the market for the first time. But since then free range egg sales have declined 5% in favour of colony, as a result of the recession.

Factfile

  • Yorkshire Farmhouse Eggs has 200,000 hens
  • It was first established in Thirsk, North Yorkshire 30 years ago
  • The company has an annual turnover of £18m