Egg farm is cracking example of free range

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A free-range egg farm in Bulbourne near Tring took centre stage with its top welfare standards this week during a visit from the RSPCA’s vice president

Richard Howitt met with Andrew Jolet of Noble Foods and Freedom Food Assessor Andrea Stanley to discover exactly how the hens’ welfare is monitored.

From left: Andrew Jolet, techical manager at Noble Foods; Freedom Food assessor Andrea Stanley and RSPCA vice president Richard Howitt

From left: Andrew Jolet, techical manager at Noble Foods; Freedom Food assessor Andrea Stanley and RSPCA vice president Richard Howitt

The visit came after a survey which revealed the nation’s ignorance when it comes to food and farming.

One in 10 said they had tasted ‘chicken trotters’, and eight per cent said they’d tried ‘pigs’ wings’.

Richard said: “If people knew more about the provenance of the food they eat and the lives of the animals that produce it, they are more likely to care.”

Animal welfare experts visited Bulbourne Farm, near Tring, to explain how the Freedom Food assessment process works

Animal welfare experts visited Bulbourne Farm, near Tring, to explain how the Freedom Food assessment process works