New Sustainable Approach Brings Animal Husbandry Into the 21st Century in Taiwan

New Sustainable Approach Brings Animal Husbandry Into the 21st Century in Taiwan

A farm in Taiwan is embracing a new approach to farming hens and eggs to deliver consumers a superior taste in their produce. Using biological technology and a free-range business model, Holyloyas Education Foundation aims to transform the current way of farming in the country to one that better reflects improvements in environmental procedures and animal welfare. The result is fresh eggs that are safe, free from chemicals, and taste delicious.

The hens are kept on the farm in climate controlled barns that are free from cages, giving the hens the freedom to roam. As all the hens are hatched, raised, and harvest domestically, the Holyloyas Education Foundation has complete control of how the hens are treated. Through using creative fermented bed technology, the farm produces hens that are healthy while eliminating the need for antibiotics, perfect for health-conscious shoppers.

Simon Lu, Chief Operating Officer of the Holyloyas Education Foundation, said, “We have all suffered from rising pollution and deteriorating environment in Taiwan. Our posterity will suffer even more if we don’t tackle this global issue more firmly and aggressively. It’s our mission to solve this problem.

“It’s becoming more important to consumers around the world to understand where their food comes from. Our approach reflects the growing shift in mentality in this area, which is new to Taiwan. We combine animal welfare with a commitment to our customers to always deliver tasty, fresh eggs that don’t impact their health. In a taste test we’re convinced that our eggs won’t be beaten by our competitors.”

It’s not just the approach to the hens that’s new at the Holyloyas Education Foundation, the organisation also uses technology to improve farm conditions. The biological technology in place means that all chicken manure becomes organic fertiliser very quickly, eliminating the usual bad smell associated with chicken farms. As well as reduce aromas, the technology helps to prevent the outbreak of disease, minimise the need for cleaning and disinfectant, and allows for natural behaviours, such as rooting, which further support animal welfare efforts, as well as reducing greenhouse gases.

Lu added, “We take a holistic view of farming at Holyloyas Education Foundation and the technology we’ve put in place enhances the ethos of the organisation. It’s all about creating the best products while considering the environment and animals.”

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