27 Oct 2022

Egg prices are on the rise

From Nights, 10:17 pm on 27 October 2022

Egg prices will likely rise again next month when new welfare standards for hen housing becomes law. The changes mean more spaces for hens to live in, and regulatory constraints could also mean fewer eggs on the market. 

Besides the costs to convert to new housing systems, a number of other factors are also contributing to ever-increasing egg prices. Stats NZ figures show egg prices increased by 11.6 percent since September last year.

Poultry Industry Association director Michael Brooks joins the show to explain.