Qld egg farmer gets carbon neutral certified

Tuesday, 03 August, 2021

Qld egg farmer gets carbon neutral certified

Queensland egg farmer Yallamundi Farm has become Climate Active Carbon Neutral certified well ahead of its target for 2022.

The company, which is based in the Darling Downs, claims to be the first Australian egg farm to achieve carbon neutrality certification through Climate Active.

Certification is awarded to businesses that have achieved a state of net zero emissions, meaning they are carbon neutral and not contributing to climate change.

Unavoided emissions have been offset with the purchase of carbon credits. These credits will go toward the ‘Boobera Native Forest Regeneration Project’ which is restoring native forests and sequestering carbon on degraded agricultural land, in South-Western Queensland.

Farm Manager Tom Sellars said a commitment to sustainable practices is deeply rooted at Yallamundi to ensure a better way for its hens, the planet and consumers.

“We are very aware of the legacy we’ll leave for future generations, and that’s why we’re committed to playing our part with a new standard for sustainable egg farming,” he said.

“We recognise the areas of egg production that generate higher levels of emissions include feed production and transport, manure outputs, packaging and farm travel, and have put in a number of emission reduction strategies to actively reduce our footprint.”

The farm is 100% solar powered, with over 900 solar panels powering its mobile hen sheds.

“We use pasture regeneration practices and have dedicated a third of our property to biodiversity to ensure we are having a positive impact on our planet,” Sellars said.

Yallamundi Farm Pasture Raised Free Range and Organic eggs are available through selected Woolworths stores in NSW, Qld and Vic.

Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/sewcream

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