03-12-2014 03:45 AM | News Comment(0)
New chairman elected
The British Free Range Egg Producers’ Association (BFREPA) has a new chairman, following the election of Myles Thomas to the association’s top positio...
03-12-2014 03:02 AM | News Comment(0)
Association calls for decisive lockdowns in future AI outbreaks
Leading figures in the free range egg industry want the United Kingdom to take much more decisive action against avian influenza outbreaks. They ra...
19-11-2014 17:16 PM | News Comment(0)
Movement restrictions lifted in Yorkshire AI zone
Movement licences were set to be issued to egg producers in the Yorkshire avian influenza zone today as authorities confirmed that there had been no n...
18-11-2014 14:23 PM | News Comment(0)
AI outbreak in duck breeding unit confirmed as H5N8
Test results show that the avian influenza that has broken out in Yorkshire is the same strain as the one involved in outbreaks in Germany and the Net...
17-11-2014 13:01 PM | News Comment(0)
Producers urged to maintain high levels of bio-security as duck breeding unit struck by AI
Part of Yorkshire has been sealed off and restrictions put in place following an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza on a duck breeding farm...
06-11-2014 15:59 PM | News Comment(0)
Glenrath welcomes no vote
John Campbell, chairman of Glenrath Farms, has expressed his relief that Scottish voters rejected independence in September’s referendum. Despite t...
06-11-2014 15:55 PM | News Comment(0)
Breakthrough of the Year increases market share one year on
BFREPA’s ‘2013 Break Through of the Year Business’, The Tom Barron Group - has made ground breaking progress with its French Novogen Brown layer, incr...
06-11-2014 15:42 PM | News Comment(0)
White is the new brown!
Noble Foods has now launched its white eggs full time onto the market after a successful trial last Christmas. The company trialled white eggs with...
06-11-2014 15:37 PM | News Comment(0)
Freedom Food gets rebranded as RSPCA Assured
The chairman of the British Free Range Egg Producers’ Association (BFREPA) has welcomed an announcement that Freedom Food is to be rebranded as RSPCA ...
06-11-2014 15:29 PM | News Comment(0)
One million mark for Eggs for Soldiers
Eggs For Soldiers is raising a toast to celebrate hitting the £1 million mark, where money will be donated to the charity Help For Heroes. Since the b...
05-11-2014 14:58 PM | Chairmans Comment Comment(0)
A series of challenges for new BFREPA chairman
When the Ranger visited Myles Thomas he was less than two months away from becoming chairman of BFREPA and only six weeks ago he had placed a flock in...
05-11-2014 14:50 PM | News Comment(0)
Turnover and profits down at Fridays
Latest published accounts show that both turnover and profits were down at Fridays in 2013 following a surge in profitability during the previous 12 m...
05-11-2014 14:47 PM | News Comment(0)
Freedom Food cover changes to include more flocks
A welfare standard extending the requirement for range cover to all laying flocks has now been introduced by the RSPCA. A requirement by Freedom Fo...
05-11-2014 14:44 PM | News Comment(0)
BFREPA submits evidence to APPG
MPs looking into the pig and poultry sectors have been taking evidence from representatives of the United Kingdom’s egg industry during a series of me...
05-11-2014 14:40 PM | News Comment(0)
Retailers and packers report increased demand for organic egg
New figures from the Soil Association appear to confirm anecdotal evidence that demand for organic eggs is picking up after a long period in the doldr...
05-11-2014 14:38 PM | Feed Mill Comment(0)
Feed Mill November 2014
For the last six months, this column has commented on the falling value of wheat from £171/t in April, to last month’s £113/T, and now wheat prices ar...
05-11-2014 14:37 PM | Bill Broody Comment(0)
Bill Broody November 2014
It’s that time here again on the farm when we say goodbye to yet another flock of hens. Always saddens me to see them go, despite the ups and down ...
05-11-2014 14:35 PM | Director of Policy Comment(0)
Director of Policy Report November 2014
Observant readers of my column will have noticed the ever-increasing list of companies that are joining the BFREPA Sustainability Programme month by m...
05-11-2014 14:34 PM | Chairmans Comment Comment(0)
Chairman's Comment November 2014
Congratulations must go to David and Helen Brass and his team for winning the Farmers Weekly Poultry Farmer of the Year 2014. Their business ethos is ...
 
12-12-2014 | Scottish Egg Producers Reports
SEPRA Market Report - 12th December 2014
The market is quieter which is expected, some people in England are reducing prices slightly on Colony eggs, Free Range are still fairly tight but ...
09-12-2014 | Scottish Egg Producers Reports
SEPRA Market Report - 5th December 2014
The market is reasonably stable, slightly more eggs available and now covering demand, probably no further price increases before Christmas but doe...
02-12-2014 | Scottish Egg Producers Reports
SEPRA Market Report - 28th November 2014
Demand is a bit quieter, as is expected as all the pennies are being spent on Christmas goodies, there is possibly a bit of resistance on the whole...
25-11-2014 | Veterinary and Husbandry
Avian influenza (bird flu) Wild birds - biosecurit...
DEFRA's latest Avian Influenza Guidelines are now available to download.
21-11-2014 | Scottish Egg Producers Reports
SEPRA Market Report - 21st November 2014
Prices in England are still spiralling up, there are virtually no spare eggs anywhere, we have had several comments of, if we had any spare eggs th...
 
05-11-2014 14:58 PM | Chairmans Comment
A series of challenges for new BFREPA chairman
When the Ranger visited Myles Thomas he was less than two months away from becoming chairman of BFREPA and only six weeks ago he had placed a flock in...
05-11-2014 14:34 PM | Chairmans Comment
Chairman's Comment November 2014
Congratulations must go to David and Helen Brass and his team for winning the Farmers Weekly Poultry Farmer of the Year 2014. Their business ethos is ...
07-10-2014 10:01 AM | Chairmans Comment
Chairman's Comment October 2014
Last month the British Science Festival in Birmingham had a debate on “ Is Free-range Egg Production All It’s Cracked Up To Be?” which the media atten...
 
05-11-2014 14:35 PM | Director of Policy
Director of Policy Report November 2014
Observant readers of my column will have noticed the ever-increasing list of companies that are joining the BFREPA Sustainability Programme month by m...
02-09-2014 15:28 PM | Director of Policy
Director of Policy Report: September 2014
By the time you read this, you should have been made aware of the stories in the media about the number of trees that free range egg producers have pl...
06-08-2014 16:47 PM | Director of Policy
Director of Policy Report: August 2014
Members of the BFREPA Council met with the packers body, NEMAL, on the 9 July. Only two packers attended – Noble and Oaklands. It was disappointin...
01-07-2014 14:40 PM | Director of Policy
Director of Policy Report July 2014
As expected the number of hens placed on free range units reached record levels this month, topping 15.5m birds for the first time according to the BE...

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