Update on UK retailers’ non-cage commitments

In 2020 the British Free Range Egg Producers Association commissioned independent agricultural consultancy ADAS to research the cost of barn egg production in the UK to both British Lion and non British Lion standards.

The report also looked into the anticipated requirement for free range eggs from 2025 when major retailers such as Tesco, Asda, Morrison’s, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Aldi, Lidl, Marks and Spencer and Co-op have all committed to only source shell eggs from non-caged hens.

In this video, Jason Gittins from ADAS delivers the results of his report, finding that the cost of barn egg production is significantly lower than the cost of free range egg production. He also finds that in 2025 only an additional 300,000 cases of free range eggs are expected to be required by retailers as a result of the Cage-Free 2025 commitments.