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Josh Murray started his egg business when he was 9. Now he’s sold 40 million

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How did you make pocket cash as a child?

You might need delivered papers, mowed lawns or finished chores round the home, however for Josh Murray it was all about promoting eggs.

He began with just some yard chooks, however now, little greater than a decade later, the 21-year-old has bought 40 million eggs and donated a million to charity.

“I used to be 9 years outdated and a younger capitalist at coronary heart,” Mr Murray stated.

“I wished to purchase Lego, and my dad and mom did not wish to simply give it to me and recommended I discover one thing to do to make myself helpful.

“I resented them on the time, however I seemed round and we had some chickens.

Breaking into chains

From neighbours of their farm at Monegeetta, in Central Victoria, to farmers’ markets and impartial grocers, Mr Murray and his mum Tamsyn slowly expanded the enterprise and never lengthy after have been in a position to break into the grocery store chains.

Ms Murray stated she was now the hard-working mum behind her son, the egg entrepreneur.

“Josh makes the joke that he created a full-time job for me,” she stated.

Ms Murray stated the enterprise had come a great distance over the previous 12 years.

“We have now bought 40 million eggs,” she stated.

“Two eggs is a meal, so we have supplied 20 million meals within the final seven years.

“We additionally give eggs to charity and lately sat down and checked out what number of — it was 996,000 eggs.

Brown chickens in a field.
The Murrays are taking a look at methods to make their enterprise extra environmentally pleasant.(ABC Rural: Eden Hynninen)

Regenerative agriculture

Regardless of the immense progress over the previous few years, the Murray household have tailored and maintained their give attention to regenerative agriculture and sustainability.

“Chickens may be extremely devastating for the setting — they eat all the pieces and their poo may be very acidic,” Mr Murray stated.

“So our hen sheds are moved utilizing a bulldozer and pulled away to provide the land an opportunity at regeneration.

“As a younger man, I see that the one was we are able to transfer ahead is to make a tough pivot into sustainability and cease harming the planet.”

Carbon impartial egg

Now the Murrays have their sights set on making a carbon impartial egg.

“We’re working with an organization in Melbourne who’re doing insect proteins,” Ms Murray stated.

“It is the place the black soldier fly larvae feeds on meals waste.

“We’re taking a look at changing soy, as a result of soy is in all animal feed, actually, and changing it with insect protein.