From the beginning, our goal at Olliff Farm was to produce an egg reminiscent of the backyard chicken that we all remember, to bring back those memories of what a good egg tastes like!
We wanted to farm traditionally, producing tasty and nutritional eggs
with animal welfare at the forefront.
"the taste of an egg tells its own story"
We quickly discovered by giving our girls a high standard of living with lots of pasture to roam on, the great tasting egg followed.
"how do we do it"
Pasture farming was the only answer for Olliff Farm. This style of farming is the true measure of free range. It's labor intensive but it's the only style of poultry farming that allows chickens to get back to their natural environment & exhibit their natural behaviour 24/7, which we believe is how it should be.
"better than free-range"
With micro flocks of 300-400 birds, the girls are housed in state of the art
uniquely designed coops - the coops are on wheels and shifted every few days to new ground around the farm.
This style of farming ensures they are free to roam constantly on fresh green pasture, scratching & foraging on new ground all day long, doing everything chickens are supposed to do.
Allowing our chickens to have this superior lifestyle, we are naturally rewarded with a superior product. Our premium pasture eggs are full of flavour, nutrient dense and are glowing with rich golden yolks.
"changing our eating attitude"
The past few decades of conventional farming has been totally focused on producing volume, sadly, nutrition has taken the back seat and consumers generally are more worried about how much or many they can get for their dollar as opposed to the value of nutrition in what they are eating.
The body demands nutrition not volume.
We have produced a totally different product to the eggs we have been eating for the past 30 years. We believe we have not just reached our goal but exceeded it!
Our premium pasture eggs are 'eggs for the egg connoisseur!'
#tastethedifference #tastethelove #ollifffarmeggs
Farmers Dean & Deonne Olliff with their 3 children Darla, Beau & Archer - And of course one of the lovely ladies!
Olliff Farm have just recently taken out not only a Bronze medal in the
2019 Outstanding Food Producers Awards, but also came Runners Up in the Sustainability category!
With over 180 entries from all over New Zealand we are absolutely thrilled with these amazing result. Achievements like these gives us even more confidence in our unique farming practices and more importantly our end result of amazing eggs!