for sure animals that are fed the correct diet are better overall. typical factory farmed anything is not as good or nutritious as years gone by. i LOVE eggs + their cholesterol means NOTHING, in fact its a building block for many things in our bodies. when i was young a family friend gave us the best eggs ever like you noted. today unless you have friends that raise chickens for theirselves your gonna pay for better eggs. Pete + Jerrys i think is is the best supermarket egg at about $5 a dozen, deep yellow yokes good shells + nice collagen inside the shell which is often thrown away! you can peel it off though its a pita. collagen makes up half of our bones + your joints will thank you for it as my sore knees were CURED after watching Dr Ken D Berrys vids!!