Laying hen farm registers and producer codes

A laying hen house may place eggs on the market only if it is registered and it has marked the eggs with its registration number.

Since 1 January 2004, only eggs from a laying hen barn for which a registration number (producer code) has been assigned and which are marked with this corresponding producer code may be placed on the market (exception: direct marketing).

The following are subject to registration:

  • holdings holding 350 or more laying hens, or
  • Farms that keep fewer than 350 hens but market their eggs subject to labelling.

If fewer than 350 hens are kept and the eggs are delivered directly to the end consumer without labelling and unsorted on the farm or at the door (direct marketing), there is no obligation to register.

Attention: Producers who market their eggs at the weekly market are subject to registration.

Act on the Registration of Holdings for the Keeping of Laying Hens (Laying Hen Farm Register Act - LegRegG).

Related Links

  • LegRegG

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