Our farm working for you
Sourcing the highest quality cage-free eggs in the land is always a very exciting process for Wholesome NZ. All our co-operative farmers comply with strict production standards, and their operations are audited on a regular cycle.
Take a tour of the Higgins Family farm in Wanganui:
Ian Higgins Poultry Farm is the main supplier of Free Range and Barn Eggs to Wholesome NZ. The farm was established in 1951 by Ian’s late father, Noel Higgins. Ian is Wholesome’s CEO and a shareholder in the company, whereas the farm is now managed by Dave, Ian’s son, while Ian concentrates on his Wholesome duties. This property, situated in beautiful sunny rural Wanganui, is Wholesome’s supplier of SPCA accredited Blue Tick Barn and Free Range eggs. The farm is nestled on 100 acres of sunny rolling Westmere farmland, overlooked by the two Higgins family residences. Higgins Family are real chicken lovers, dating back to Ian’s late grandfather’s arrival into New Zealand from the UK well over 100 years ago, where he farmed chickens, along with other animals, on a settlement block in Wanganui.
And so the tradition continues . . . inevitably with Dave’s children, who just love to help their Dad to look after the many, many thousands of lucky and contented feathered creatures. What a life! Higgins Family are totally committed to colony cage free and cage free farming, and completely endorse the SPCA’s Blue Tick programme, which ensures the eggs are produced in the most humane conditions possible. This standard requires the farm to be approved and audited by the SPCA, giving Higgins eggs the highest level of credibility. There are strict regulations governing pasture, shelter and welfare. On top of all this, Higgins Family carefully manufacture all the hens feed on the farm itself, ensuring these Wanganui feathered creatures do indeed live in chicken paradise.
Our market share is expanding and, with it, the need to find dedicated egg farmers willing to grow with us.
If you would like to be part of our success and wish to enquire about our distribution model and pay out schedule, please fill the field below and contact Ian on 027 2012706.