Midlands Eggs is situated in the beautiful country setting of Merrivale in the KZN midlands. The company was founded in Oct 2011 by Derek Ross and Dave Teichmann and the pack house operation is run by Janine Wilson. All three have been involved in the egg industry for in excess of 25 years.
Midlands Eggs acts as a packing, marketing and distribution platform for smaller KZN farmers enabling them to access bigger retail markets and at the same time bringing a high quality, "country goodness" product to the consumer. The standards set are exceptionally high with producers having to comply with very strict food compliance standards as well as the Midlands Eggs policy of no antibiotics usage, no stimulants or hormones in the feed etc. Our commitment to high quality has earned us an A+ rating for our food safety compliance audits. There is a full traceability program in place to track eggs from farm of origin, through the grading, packing and distribution process to the shop and into your kitchen. Eggs and hens are also tested for salmonella, e-coli and coliforms.
One of our farms is a free range farm and one of very few where the hens are actually able to graze on pastures. By means of our traceability process, free range eggs are kept separate from commercial, and are clearly packaged as such.
Midlands Eggs has grown tremendously due to demand for our product. Our free range farm has grown from 2000 hens to nearly 20,000 hens and our commercial hens from 50,000 to nearly 120,000. This has resulted in a new modern grader being installed to cope with the increased volume of eggs. We are now covering from Estcourt to Port Shepstone and to Ballito and all the areas between.