Farm Gate egg's

Discussion in 'Pig and Poultry' started by Lincs Lass, Dec 7, 2018 at 4:06 PM.

  1. Lincs Lass

    Lincs Lass Member

    Location:
    north lincs
    What the going rate for a dozen free range corn fed chicken eggs,
    Corn and layers pellet prices are going up all the time and I know the amount of food they get through and the returns don't ad up
     
  2. MissSteak

    MissSteak Member

    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    £3.50 for a doz?
     
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  3. Lincs Lass

    Lincs Lass Member

    Location:
    north lincs
    Are customers willing to pay that much ,,most Ive seen is £2 per doz
     
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  4. Paddington

    Paddington Member

    Location:
    Soggy Shropshire
    £1.20 half dozen, freeish range, have heard of organic eggs going for £2 half dozen locally.
     
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  5. Lincs Lass

    Lincs Lass Member

    Location:
    north lincs
    These are just free range ,running about in the orchard and roosting in trees,,
    Only asking as when the shed was full of wheat ,I could have what I liked ,mainly because the chucks ran about the farm yard but they lived in my Orchard ,,Now that the shed has gone and there won't be anymore free corn ,buying it from feed store is out weighing the pleasure of keeping the birds but they do lay well ,,nieghbor has a tray a week ,couple of other folks sometimes have a dozen ,,Im not buying aload of food to keep them as pets unless they can earn their keep
     
  6. Recoil

    Recoil Member

    Location:
    South East Wales
    We charge £1.50 for half a dozen organic eggs and have done for years, but seriously thinking of upping it to £2 for half a dozen. For normal free range I reckon £1.50 half dozen is about right.
     
  7. Grassman

    Grassman Member

    Location:
    Derbyshire
    We are £2.50 a dozen full free range. Been that price for many years.
     
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  8. Werzle

    Werzle Member

    Location:
    Midlands
    Corns dearer than the eggs but its nice to keep a few hens.
     
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  9. Plenty round here @,£2.50/dozen via honesty boxes:eek:.
     
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  10. Wink

    Wink Member

    Location:
    Hampshire
    £3.50/dozen but that's in a farm shop, bought in from local producer at £2/dozen (so producer must still be making money at that) . Therfore if selling at the farm gate I would have thought £2.50 would leave a sufficient margin, perhaps heading up to the £3 mark, which would still be inline or cheaper than for similar quality in store.
     
  11. I know not the correct price for a handful of decent free range eggs but if you are in the position where you are getting a good flow of regular custom I would encourage you to explore selling more besides just eggs.
     
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  12. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    Eggs and money is it ,????
     
  13. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    Says Mr Fox.
     
  14. That's the general idea. Eggs in one box , and put the money in another.
     
  15. Lincs Lass

    Lincs Lass Member

    Location:
    north lincs
    Droped the bombshell on my neighbor tonight ,shes not impressed a tray is going to be £5 ,well a 20kg bag of wheat @£6.75 and 20kg of layers pellets @7.50 ,plus bedding and water these birds are going to have to earn their keep
     
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  16. A Trebor

    A Trebor Member

    Location:
    Isle of Axholme
    Agree price not high enough,kids used to have a few for pocket money but they were getting the wheat for free. Your wheat is expensive at £270/tonne have you not a friendly neighbour who would swap eggs for wheat ? I would if nearer just for the fresh eggs
     
  17. Kidds

    Kidds Member

    Location:
    Warrington
    Same goes for most produce. Prices are the same now as 20+ years
     
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  18. bobajob

    bobajob Member

    Location:
    Sw Scotland
    People have got too used to food below the cost of production.! (n)

    (I was going to type cheap food, but it’s not that cheap in the shops, it’s not getting passed back to the primary producer as you know)
     
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  19. I'd alter that slightly and say that people have become too used to STAPLE foods being below the cost of production. Eggs, milk, bread , etc. They don't mind paying for cakes, chocolate. dessert type stuff.
     
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  20. Lincs Lass

    Lincs Lass Member

    Location:
    north lincs
    Couple of farms on the doorstep I could soon ask about a ton , been buying it from animal feed stores in town and their prices are always hyked up
     

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