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Eggcellent Opportunity At Ruawai Free Range Farm


A Ruawai free range egg farm has hit the market, providing an eggceptional opportunity to run a family business or invest.


Located at 80 Greenhill Road, the 35ha egg farm comprises a free range, fully automated system with two sheds and a current flock of 8,400 laying hens and a guaranteed supply chain; as well as a 290sqm, five-bedroom home.


The property is being marketed by Ray White Whangarei agents Joy Cullen, Alex Smits and Lisa Coradine on behalf of the sellers who bought the property five years ago and built the business from the ground up. They are selling in order to relocate and live off-grid.

Ms Cullen said the farm provided an eggcellent opportunity.


“There is a great income that comes with a guaranteed supply chain contract,” she said.


“There is a spacious dwelling and all farm improvements are included.


“It would suit anybody wanting to have a passive income - they could be an absent owner bringing in a live-in manager, or it could be a family business.”


Going above and beyond to get a better understanding of the listing, Ms Cullen, Mr Smits and Ms Coradine did half a day of work experience on the egg farm.


“We wanted to get a better understanding of the daily operations of the business,” Ms Cullen said.


“We experienced what a typical day looked like which helped us understand the labour required and work life balance.


“We were stacking eggs, watching how the automated system worked, checking the welfare of all the chickens while they were laying in the nesting area, and casting your eye over all chickens to ensure they are all healthy and happy.”

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