Egg producer cracks supermarket deal following investment

By Nicholas Robinson

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Multi-million pound investment boosts capacity
Multi-million pound investment boosts capacity

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Egg producer Blackdown Hills Westcountry Eggs has boosted output and production performance following a multi-million pound investment.

The family-owned Somerset-based firm has the capability of producing more than 5,000 eggs a day at the site, which has a free-range flock of more than 30,000 birds, owner Ken Cottey told

Cottey had also secured a major deal with the discounter Aldi, following the installation of a new egg grading machine, which can pack 60,000 eggs an hour.

Major deal

“The grader we started out on would pack about 7,000 eggs an hour if we were working very hard and very quick,” ​he said.  

“This one can do 170 cases and hour, which is 60,000 eggs and we’re packing 3,500 cases a week.”

Listen to this podcast to hear how Cottey has been using renewable energy to power the plant and reduce overheads.

Meanwhile, read the January issue of Food Manufacture ​to learn more about Blackdown Hills Westcountry Eggs.

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