FIND YOUR FARMER

Know your egg by its stamp

All our eggs are stamped with a traceability code. The code allows the individual egg to be traced back to the farmer. At the same time, the code shows whether the egg comes from organic, free-range, barn or enriched cage egg production. DANÆG was the first in the egg industry to introduce the traceability stamps on eggs in 1895 to increase egg quality, and today it is an EU requirement that all eggs in the EU must be labeled with a traceability code. 

ROTTEN EGGS IN ENGLAND

How it all started

Dansk Andels Ægexport was founded as an export cooperative whose largest market was England. At that time, eggs were a by-product of the sale of "the yellow gold", the butter, and eggs were not paid much attention, which is why the eggs often were rotten when they reached the English customers. The establishment of Dansk Andels Ægexport in 1895 was driven by a strong mission to improve the poor quality of Danish eggs.

The egg producers who entered Dansk Andels Ægexport in 1895 were therefore required to stamp their eggs so that the individual farmer could be fined if the quality requirements were not met. The stamps meant that Danish eggs were soon rewarded with higher prices and a good reputation in England.

TRACEABILITY CODES

How to read the stamp

It is the top row of numbers in the stamp on the eggshell, which is related to traceability. The first number reveals the type of egg:

0 = Organic eggs
1 = Free-range eggs
2 = Barn eggs
3 = Enriched cage eggs

The letters DK indicate that the egg is laid in a Danish hen farm. Other EU countries have their own country codes. The last six figures are the individual farm's traceability code. The bottom line is solely production information for our internal use.

The traceability code on the egg

Find your farmer

Aalundgaard (063980)
Aalundgaard (063980)

Henrik Pihl Winterø
Årup

Birkelund Æg (012214)
Birkelund Æg (012214)

Karin og Christian Petersen
Bylderup-Bov

Boldinggård (047369)
Boldinggård (047369)

Klaus Jørgensen
Glejbjerg

Bremsmaj (115308)
Bremsmaj (115308)

Carsten Møller
Aabenraa

Elagergaard (019289)
Elagergaard (019289)

Johannes Jensen
Fredericia

Frede Lorenzen (095130)
Frede Lorenzen (095130)

Gram

Hanne og Bent Jepsen (044949, 044950 & 088257)
Hanne og Bent Jepsen (044949, 044950 & 088257)

Gredstedbro

Jette og Bent Jørgensen (063770)
Jette og Bent Jørgensen (063770)

Børkop

Kraghøjgård (022427)
Kraghøjgård (022427)

Allan Breum Larsen
Horsens

Nørreåens Æg (062687)
Nørreåens Æg (062687)

Lars Lunding
Sunds

Orupgaard (012871 & Brændte Ege (110235)
Orupgaard (012871 & Brændte Ege (110235)

Thomas Højgaard
Nykøbing Falster

Patrick Douglas Blenner (125633 & 050531)
Patrick Douglas Blenner (125633 & 050531)

Løgumkloster

Robert Beck (049059, 123992 & 126376)
Robert Beck (049059, 123992 & 126376)

Augustenborg

Susvind Æg (051213)
Susvind Æg (051213)

Anders Karl Schmidt
Toftlund

Terkelsig Æg (050636)
Terkelsig Æg (050636)

Christian Thomsen
Bylderup-Bov

Tvedemose Æg (016850 & 073319)
Tvedemose Æg (016850 & 073319)

Jens Christian Hansen
Guldborg

Agerbæk Hønseri (016443)
Agerbæk Hønseri (016443)

Knud Erik Sørensen
Agerbæk

Alexander Schliemann (058385)
Alexander Schliemann (058385)

Bøvlingbjerg 

Britta Lasse Christensen (070756 & 016402)
Britta Lasse Christensen (070756 & 016402)

Søllested

Bøgballegård (025195)
Bøgballegård (025195)

Peter Ritter
Brædstrup

Claus Kragh (017166)
Claus Kragh (017166)

Aarup

Elviggårds Hønseri (101987)
Elviggårds Hønseri (101987)

Kolding

Emil Jensen (081412)
Emil Jensen (081412)

Fredericia

Falkenberg Æg (095779)
Falkenberg Æg (095779)

Jens Skovgaard Jensen
Hedensted

Inga og Johan Erichsen (051280)
Inga og Johan Erichsen (051280)

Skærbæk

 Jannick Ratzer Petersen (063472)
Jannick Ratzer Petersen (063472)

Bolderslev 

Jørgen Skov Christensen (023123)
Jørgen Skov Christensen (023123)

Vamdrup

Lars Hansen (034856)
Lars Hansen (034856)

Stokkemarke

Lille Hejbøl (019358)
Lille Hejbøl (019358)

Bent Jensen
Ølgod

Mikael Moesgaard (090217)
Mikael Moesgaard (090217)

Glumsø

Mosefryd Hønseri (081131)
Mosefryd Hønseri (081131)

Bramming

Ole Th. Bruhn (075242 & 095704)
Ole Th. Bruhn (075242 & 095704)

Fredericia

Triova (016847)
Triova (016847)

Glen Nielsen
Herlufmagle

Vejrup Hønseri (017254)
Vejrup Hønseri (017254)

Bramming