It all started in the early 1960’s when I sourced 36 laying hens to supply my fathers shop with really fresh eggs. By 1972 consumer demand had pushed the flock size to 1700 hens and I decided to leave my day job as a bread server in Belfast’s Ormo bakery and concentrate on selling eggs instead of bread.
Since then demand has driven expansion and as a result Ballygarvey Eggs personnel have travelled the globe to source leading edge equipment for egg production and packing to ensure really fresh superior quality eggs are produced in high welfare systems.
I’m delighted that after over 40 years in business almost all our eggs are still produced in Co. Antrim, famous for the unspoilt beauty of the Green Glens of Antrim, Slemish mountain and the Giants Causeway. For more information on our farms click ’Meet the farmer’.
From one beautiful location to another all Ballygarvey eggs are brought to our purpose build packing centre just outside the award winning village of Broughshane where each egg undergoes stringent quality checks before being packed ready for the shelf. For more information on egg grading click ‘Packing our Eggs’.
The continually expanding company is still family owned with Myself and my son Mark being on hand to answer any questions you may have.
I would like to say a big thank you to all our customers who appreciate that all eggs are not the same and have brought us to where we are today.