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Pastured eggs the new 'free range' for consumers worried about animal welfare

Concern over animal welfare is driving demand for 'pastured' eggs as an alternative to caged and free range production.

Farmers such as Alexi Cox and Mark Dragan are riding a boom, created by a backlash against new free range stocking density rates in Australia.

On the outskirts of the Sunshine Coast's trendy Peregian Beach village, Ms Cox, a former film industry assistant, didn't set out to be full-time pastured egg producer.

But when she and her husband opened Dragan Farms two years ago, their customers made that decision for her.

 

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(ABC NEWS: 05/11/18)