Cage-free farms in china

Project overview

More than 2,000 companies world wide, including 50 companies in China, have committed to purchase 100% cage-free eggs by 2025 or earlier. This puts a strong pressure on the supply chain to increase egg output from cage-free farms. FAI, along with our partner in China, IQC, launched a cage free research project in 2019. Together we have trained auditors and consultants to conduct assessment visits to cage-free farms in China to document and evaluate their farming model, breeding stock, and animal welfare indicators.

This interactive map shows all the location and basic information of the cage-free farms visited. It is not meant to be an exhaustive list for cage-free egg production in China, but a reference for retailers and other stakeholders interested to source from or collaborate with cage-free farms.

A full copy of the report can be downloaded by clicking the button below.

CCFA group standard

In order to facilitate the adoption of cage-free systems in China, FAI Farms, IQC, China Chain Store & Franchise Association (CCFA), and China Animal Health and Food Safety Alliance (CAFA), jointly released the “Evaluation Guidelines of Cage-Free Egg Production” Group Standard on 13th October 2021. This set of guidelines not only informs interested producers on how to improve their farms, but enables retail and catering enterprises to evaluate their suppliers and ensure best practice. A unified definition of ‘cage-free’ helps consumers and retailers to differentiate products on the market, ensuring the healthy and sustainable growth of cage-free eggs in China.

5th egg quality and hen welfare summit

We are honoured to invite you to the annual “5th Egg Quality and Hen Welfare (China) Summit” occurring on November 2, 2023, at the Shanghai Conrad Hotel. The theme for this years’ conference is “Confidence, Collaboration, and Development”. We are excited to provide this platform for stakeholders across the egg industry chain to share experiences, exchange knowledge, and build connections.

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