UK egg producers now have a new website, Egg Producers Together, aimed at uniting farmers to campaign for fairer prices and to raise awareness of the difficulties they face.

According to free range egg producer Ian Chisholm, who set up the portal, UK egg producers have the opportunity to work together to change the way the industry operates and negotiate fairer deals for farmers. “We urgently need the government and the Competition Commission to take another look at the way the egg industry operates," said Chisholm. "There is just not enough competition and some of the packers have a stranglehold on egg production, which is forcing payment to egg producers down lower than the cost of actually producing those eggs.”