Business Unit Egg / Favorit

Lüchinger + Schmid AG is Switzerland's largest producer of eggs and egg-based products. The company's 120-strong team process over 500 million eggs every year. The eggs are sorted, screened and processed at either our main plant in Kloten or our specialist sorting and dyeing facility in Flawil. Since 2019, all Lüchinger + Schmid eggs produced in Switzerland are 100% free-range and organic. As well as fresh eggs, Lüchinger + Schmid offer an extensive range of convenience and pasteurised egg products (whole eggs, egg yolks and egg whites) for the catering and hospitality industry.

Favorit is synonymous with quality Swiss poultry products, including whole birds, chicken breasts, wings and legs.  Its commitment to sustainable Swiss poultry production informs all its operations. By producing hatching eggs itself in Switzerland, partnering with poultry farmers and manually processing its products, Favorit ensures farm-to-fork traceability as well as maximum quality and safety across its entire product range.

Brands and subsidiaries oft the BU Egg / Favorit
Micarna – Favorit Geflügel AG, Lyss

Founded in Kappelin in 1965, the company has belonged to the Micarna Group since 2010. This producer of Swiss premium chicken is considered a Swiss poultry specialist. Whether as whole chicken, chicken breast, wings or legs – the products processed by Favorit are all sourced from Swiss farms. The poultry masters are certified and regularly inspected. Within the framework of sustainable Swiss poultry breeding they make sure to provide optimum nutrition and the highest level of animal welfare with modern operations. The products are refined by hand by trained specialists at the Lyss production site and prepared for sales in butcher centres and retail shops. With their own Swiss hatching egg operation, rearing partners and the manual processing of products, Favorit can ensure the seamless traceability of its products and guarantee the highest product quality and safety.

Broschüre Favorit Geflügel AG (PDF) (in German)


Micarna – Lüchinger + Schmid, Kloten und Flawil

Lüchinger + Schmid is the leading Swiss producer of eggs and egg products. Around 120 employees put their competence advantage to the test with the procurement, production and logistics. Lüchinger + Schmid processes more than a million eggs every day. Each and every one of them is weighed, X-rayed and thoroughly tested. Regardless of whether it is organic, free-range, from Switzerland or Europe: every egg can always be traced back to the farm from which it originated. Labels such as “Swiss Certified” or initiatives such as “Ei mit Herz” (Egg with Heart) charaterize the product quality and the animal welfare philosophy of Lüchinger + Schmid. In a succession plan, the company was taken over by Migros Industry in a first step in 2015. And in a second step, the production area was integrated into the Micarna Group. Lüchinger + Schmid is being further operated as a legally independent subsidiary in the Group structure in the Business Unit Poultry/Egg.

Website Lüchinger + Schmid (German)

Broschüre Lüchinger + Schmid (PDF) (in German)


  • Einblick Eierfärberei

    About 30 million eggs are cooked and dyed each year in the egg dying plant of Lüchinger + Schmid in Flawil. About half of them are painted in the two months before Easter; the rest are cooked and dyed as picnic eggs in the other months and sold in the supermarkets. A look behind the scenes shows how eggs are dyed industrially and explains how the idea of colouring white eggs came about.