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Battery Egg Farm to Go Cage-free

by 5m Editor
5 July 2012, at 9:40am

AUSTRALIA - A battery hen farm in Canberra's north that was raided by animal rights activists in March will convert its operations to cage-free eggs.

The Canberra Times reports that Parkwood Farm will switch to cage-free farming after the ACT government reached an agreement with Pace Farms, which operates the West Belconnen site.

Economic Development Minister Andrew Barr said the government had agreed to purchase a 24-hectare subdivision of Parkwood Farm for $7.5 million, on the condition that the ACT's only commercial egg production facility converted to barn-egg production.