Drumnadrochit Farm is a family run farm in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, producing point of lay pullets, Maggie Scratcher Barn eggs, Maggie Scratcher Free Range eggs and Maggie Scratcher organic fertiliser. We combine the best of the old fashioned, personal farming practices with up to date technology where needed.
The birds arrive on the farm as Day Old chicks. The feed is formulated by a qualified animal nutritionist and is mixed on the farm. All of the feeding of the birds, and egg collecting are done by hand. This ensures that there are people in the shed multiple times a day, and the birds are checked each time. As a result the operation is labour intensive and an average of 30 people are employed on the farm. Each person employed supports an average of at least ten others.
The egg pack shed was designed and built in consultation with Q systems Food Hygiene and HACCP consultants, using the latest materials and technologies. Robyn Joubert recently wrote an article about the packshed for Farmers Weekly magazine
The Organic fertiliser is produced from the chicken litter and other green waste from the farm using technology imported from Biomax Technologies in Singapore.