MEET OUR GROWERS
You won’t find a more passionate team than our group of contract growers who are responsible for looking after our chickens on a daily basis. Our growers and their teams believe in what they do, and are proud to be part of the Elgin Free Range Chickens team. Some of their duties include vaccinating, brooding, rearing and safely transporting our chickens. Their commitment and dedication ensures that Elgin Free Range Chickens’ quality standards are consistently met, and that our consumers receive only the best in healthy, tasty, nutritious and humanely-reared chicken.
In 2018 Elgin Free Range Chickens purchased one of our contract growers’ free-range broiler operations, via one of its subsidiaries, EFRC Agri Operations. Löttershof Farm has been in our production cycle for the last 8 years and this purchase allows us to remain an invested stakeholder in all aspects of our business and value chain. The opportunity allows us to further invest in our passion and drive towards producing authentic free-range chickens.
Our chickens are the healthiest and happiest because we rear them with passion, dedication, care, stress-free and in open spaces. My team has a great combination of knowledge, expertise and belief in the way we treat and rear the birds. This ensures that quality standards are maintained within all the tiers of the team. Our farming practices are unique since our birds are free to roam outside with shelter provided inside the sheds.
EFRC has a world-class product and a loyal customer base that believes in what the company does. We are a passionate group, led by an even more passionate lady. I have a great team that knows what’s required of them. We treat our chickens with respect and I always say to the minders: “If you are comfortable in the sheds environment, so are your chickens”. We work in an industry that can so easily call the animals ‘products’ and we try to treat them as well as we possibly can.
EFRC is a proud company driven by dynamic people who believe in what they do. Similarly I like my team to believe in what they are doing, trust in themselves and to be proud of their work. We strive to keep our chickens as healthy and happy as naturally possible – fresh air, open sheds and lots of space. We also aim to farm as close to nature as possible, and there are no artificial stimulants or conditions in our farming practices.
On Rosenhof Farm we are dedicated to the production of agricultural produce grown with the minimum amount of chemical interference. EFRC demands an ethical and quality based enterprise, their free range breeding principles supports our agricultural philosophy as we at Rosenhof believe that chickens must be farmed in the most natural environment as possible. In short “We are what we eat” and this world needs healthy food produced responsibly and naturally.
Quality over quantity. Free Range over commercial. Free of antibiotic growth-promotors and routine antibiotics. For us at Willow Creek it’s a simple choice for healthy produce which results in our dedication to rearing nutritious chicken. After all, we are what we eat! And that’s what motivates us to be committed to high standards and continuous improvement.