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ACT Govt Offers $1m To Convert Egg Farm

by 5m Editor
27 September 2007, at 9:57am

AUSTRALIA - The operators of a caged egg farm in Canberra have been offered $1 million by the Australian Capital Territory government to convert to a barn-laid system.

The government has stopped short of banning Parkwood Eggs' battery hen farm altogether, but the financial sweetener has been criticised by the Australian Egg Corporation.

Managing director James Kellaway says $1 million will not go far enough and the changeover could be a costly mistake for the producer.

Source: ABCRural

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