Seng Choon Farm has turned to automation in a big way, and CNA Insider gets an exclusive inside look at a few things Singaporeans don’t know when it comes to how they get their eggs. SINGAPORE: Retail prices have risen recently. There is a possibility that Malaysia may limit its egg exports. But the managing director of this local egg farm has not stopped worrying. For one thing, although eggs are fetching more, the price increase over the years has not kept up with overall inflation, says Mr Koh Yeow Koon, 43. Seng Choon Farm is the Republic’s largest egg farm, meeting about 12 per cent of the market demand here. But Mr Koh doubts that his or any local farm can begin to compete with Malaysian farms in terms of cost, which means a limit to sales. “There’s only a certain proportion of the market that’s willing to pay the higher price for the fresher, higher-quality eggs that Singapore farms produce,” he says. That figure is just a tad higher than their current 27-per-cent share of consumption, from the 521 million eggs produced locally in 2017. Mr Koh cites Singapore’s higher land, labour, utilities and compliance costs. But what it is that worries him more is the “increas...