An egg is pure nature, full of nutrients and with a low calorie content. And an egg is also very tasty. Kwetters is a supplier of barn eggs, free-range eggs, organic eggs and quail eggs.
Eggs are one of the foodstuffs in the ‘Eat well plate’. They contain a range of essential nutrients including vitamins, minerals and proteins. Eggs are rich in vitamins and minerals such as A, B12, D, E, K, calcium, iron and potassium. An egg contains all vitamins between 15 and 30% of the RDA, and with a score of 96, chicken eggs have the highest biological value. This means that proteins from a chicken egg are effectively absorbed and used by the body. As such, an egg is a good substitute for meat.
Hen and feed
The composition of an egg is determined almost entirely by the composition of the feed given to the hen. The feed has an influence on aspects including the taste of the egg, the colour of the yolk and the quantity of vitamins in the egg. We maintain close contact with animal feeders so that our hens receive the best feed for a healthy and tasty egg.
In the Netherlands, almost all of the eggs sold originate from within the country. A mark, containing letters and numbers, is stamped onto every egg. For example: 2 NL 45246 01. The mark tells you the following:
The country that the egg comes from. The letters are an abbreviation of the country that the egg comes from. The farm that the egg comes from. The final numbers indicate the farm that the eggs come from. This makes tracing possible should something be wrong with the egg.
Where does my egg come from?
How did the hen live?
0 = Organic egg
1 = Free-range egg
2 = Barn egg
3 = Cage farming
Country of origin
Laying Farm No.
Solution for day-old male chicks
Animal welfare is important to us. As an egg grader, we are closely involved in developments to stop the cull of day-old male chicks. We are taking the initiative to ensure a ‘no-kill’ policy that brings male chicks into the chain. This includes chicks that have been sexed using the In Ovo method. This method allows a chick’s gender to be determined on day 9. In addition to In Ovo, there are two other systems that are similar—Seleggt and Plantegg. Another method is to rear the cockerel and market it as a broiler. We are contributing whatever we can to this development.
Better by nature A slogan that we live up to
Kwetters is one of Europe’s leading egg suppliers. A family business by nature, Kwetters has established long-standing partnerships with poultry farmers. With three packing stations—in Veen and Ede in the Netherlands and Sülzetal in Germany—and around 300 employees, we monitor the entire process from production, to the delivery to our customers, which include retail organisations and the egg-processing industry in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. We focus carefully on quality and reliability of supply and strive for sustainable production of eggs. Better by Nature.
An egg is a natural product as well as being a foodstuff. This places very high demands on the quality of the products that we purchase from our poultry farms and sell to retail and industry. Quality comes first throughout the process—from purchase to transport. All with the aim of being able to provide safe and healthy products.