A modern hen farm producing eggs for human consumption, set up a new unit to process non commercial eggs and therefore increase its competitiveness.
ECO FARM- 2005 operates a modern hen farm which produces eggs for human consumption. It can produce up to 195.000 eggs per day. However, about 8% of its eggs are cracked, broken or muddy and cannot be sold. These rejected eggs must either be binned or sold to an egg processing company in Bulgaria at low cost - often below their production cost. Support from the rural development programme enabled ECO FARM- 2005 to set up a new processing unit capable of separating eggs from their shell, homogenisation, pasteurisation at 64°C, cooling and packaging in different packages.
The investment will lead to new products of higher quality, safety and traceability.
An energy audit carried out for the project showed that the energy consumption per year will be 23.77% lower than the annual baseline energy consumption and the electricity savings will be 541 840 kWh.
8 new jobs will be created.