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Eggs

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Who We Are

The VFF Egg Group represents the majority of egg production in Victoria, with members farming across three egg production systems – caged, free range and barn laid. Most of our egg farmers are small to medium sized family businesses. We are recognised as the voice of the Victorian egg industry by government and media.

We are a member of Egg Farmers Australia, and a part of Australian Eggs. Australian Eggs is financed by levies on day old chicks paid by egg producers. For information on a national scale, please view Egg Farmers Australia’s website here.

What We Do

VFF represents the interests of all Victorian egg farming systems and have a united voice on many industry issues such as industry Codes of Practice, animal welfare, biosecurity and research and development.

Many of our farmers embrace new technologies to support the industry in moving forward, and the Egg Group is a supportive network for egg farmers. The VFF Egg Group is committed to the long term viability of the Victorian egg industry.

The Egg Group meets twice a year and is overseen by an elected member Egg Committee that is the driving force behind policy development and the direction of the Egg Group. Brian Ahmed is the current Egg Committee President.

Member Benefits

The VFF Eggs Group provides a range of member benefits that extend to all areas of your business.

  • Policy Advocacy – Our members are kept up to date with policies and decisions that affect their farm via email, post and through social media.
  • Member Offers – Enjoy a wide range of discounts on energy, insurance, accomodation and more.
  • Workplace Relations – Includes 2 phone calls p/a. Option to purchase additional tailored advice at the service rate of $200 (plus GST) per hour.
  • Quality Assurance Accreditation‘HenCare’ is available to VFF Members who are commercial egg producers and who comply with the requirements of the audit process.
  • Biosecurity – The VFF helps industry react quickly to biosecurity threats, assisting you in maintaining the health and wellbeing of your chickens.
  • Networking and Events – Engage with like-minded individuals, to share and learn from experiences, meet new friends and expand your network.
  • Access to Resources – Exclusive access to VFF education, policy and resource material.
  • Voting Entitlement – Provides you with 1 Voting Entitlement per nominee. An account can have 2 nominees.

You must be a VFF member to take advantage of our skilled staff, the power of our united grower network and our extensive range of products, deals and services.

HenCare Program

HenCare is an initiative of the VFF Egg Group and is a quality assurance scheme backed by a Certified Trademark.

Consumers can have confidence that HenCare audits food safety, animal welfare, biosecurity and environmental requirements which apply to the particular production system on a particular farm each year. HenCare requires that farmers comply with legislation, regulations and codes of practice.

HenCare Standards are available here.

Membership Pricing

This membership is ideal for egg producers managing a commercial farming operation. To join, select from the membership options below and follow the steps to submit a joining enquiry.

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Egss Membership

LEVY

Provides you with 1 Voting Entitlement per nominee. An account can have 2 nominees.

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Eggs Membership + WR

LEVY PLUS $165 YEAR (+GST)

Everything in the Grains Membership plus the Workplace Relations (WR) Handbook.

Become an Eggs member

Join us for a better life and greater future

We are a community of farmers creating a profitable, sustainable and socially responsible agricultural industry connecting with all Victorians. To discuss your needs with a Membership Representative call us now on 1300 882 833.