Our farms

Where does your egg come from?

Producing eggs near you.

From the day we started producing eggs, we’ve owned and operated our own farms. We are not a co-operative or consolidator.

This has enabled us to deliver quality eggs every day to supermarkets, restaurants and food Manufacturers.

We have seven farms located in Auckland, Manawatu, Canterbury and Otago. This means you can buy your Farmer Brown egg, knowing it will be good, fresh and great to eat.

Trace My Egg logo

Find out just by looking at your egg.

See the stamp to find exactly where your egg was laid.

All Farmer Brown eggs can be traced back to the farm where your eggs were laid. Each egg has a 5-digit code that is ‘stamped’ right on to each egg. This shows the production method of the egg and the individual farm that they’ve come from using our unique farm code.

Eggs

What the code tells you

The first two letters specify the production type and the following 3 digits show the farm code issued by the Egg Producers Federation (EPF)

CGCage
CLColony
BNBarn
FRFree Range
Stamp location may be on top of side of egg

All of the ink we use to stamp eggs is food grade (mainly water based) and certified. The colour additives are approved by EU and FDA to be used in food.

Farmer Brown eggs carry the Fernmark.

Consumers around the globe want to know that when they buy a premium product from New Zealand, they can be sure it is genuine. The FernMark is a trademark officially recognised and endorsed by the New Zealand Government, a mark of trust that communicates a product's authentic connection to New Zealand.

Carrying the FernMark on our egg cartons, together with our unique Licence number, makes it easy for consumers to know Farmer Brown eggs are truly the best of New Zealand.