16-02-2015 10:59 AM | Bill Broody Comment(0)
Bill Broody - February 2015
Supermarket relationships with suppliers are under the spotlight again with the news that the Grocery Trade adjudicator under the leadership of Christ...
16-02-2015 10:53 AM | Feed Mill Comment(0)
Feed Mill - February 2015
The January USDA report came and went, almost without a squeak. The funds had been betting that the USDA would reduce the maize and soya acreage in li...
16-02-2015 10:50 AM | Multi tier Comment(0)
Exploring the benefits of multi-tier pullet rearing
Multi-tier aviary laying systems have become increasingly popular over the last few years with several types being adopted within the barn and free-ra...
16-02-2015 10:47 AM | News Comment(0)
TV chefs focus on pullet eggs
Organic egg producer Susie Macmillan appears to have sparked pent-up demand for pullet eggs after she went on television to reveal how the small eggs ...
16-02-2015 10:45 AM | News Comment(0)
‘Very significant’ Non-GM planting trend reported
Reports from the United States of a move amongst growers towards non-GM planting have been described as “very significant’ by the Soil Association. ...
16-02-2015 10:43 AM | News Comment(0)
Vet warns on antibiotic use
Poultry farmers will have to find ways of combating disease in their poultry with less use of antibiotics in the future. That is the view of leading v...
16-02-2015 10:41 AM | Barn Comment(0)
New brands expected to combat fall in profits
The Scottish producer and packer Farmlay Eggs saw profits fall by nearly 40 per cent in the last financial year, but the company is still pressing ahe...
16-02-2015 10:38 AM | News Comment(1)
Time needed to evaluate interventions
With a decision due this year on whether the Government should go ahead with a ban on beak trimming, Charlie Stephenson, a free range egg producer who...
16-02-2015 10:31 AM | News Comment(0)
Volunteers needed in second quality egg study
The British Free Range Egg Producers’ Association (BFREPA) is appealing for volunteers to take part in a study on seconds. The study, which has now...
16-02-2015 10:24 AM | News Comment(0)
More retailers lower egg prices in battle for consumers
The German discount supermarket Aldi has responded to the launch of Asda’s New Year price war by cutting its own egg prices still further. As we re...
16-02-2015 10:16 AM | Director of Policy Comment(0)
Policy Director Report - February 2015
It has now been over a month since Defra lifted movement restrictions around the Infected Premises (IP) following the H5N8 AI outbreak in Yorkshire. S...
16-02-2015 10:15 AM | Chairmans Comment Comment(0)
Chairman's Comment February 2015
We are almost at the end of January and yesterday’s news was all about the general election being only 100 days away. Normally this wouldn’t really ha...
03-02-2015 17:01 PM | News Comment(0)
Low path AI confirmed in Hampshire
Avian influenza has been confirmed in chickens on a farm in Hampshire – although Government officials say it is a low risk case. The outbreak, whic...
23-01-2015 16:28 PM | Feed Mill Comment(0)
Feed Mill - January 2015
It is that Christmas/New Year time when normal conventions are suspended, constraints relaxed and the alcohol flows a little more freely. So it is ti...
23-01-2015 16:28 PM | Bill Broody Comment(0)
Bill Broody - January 2015
The start of another year and another giant leap from crisis to crisis, such is the life of a free range producer. If we are not being attacked by mut...
23-01-2015 16:23 PM | News Comment(0)
Housing and equipment firms report strong sales
Reports from companies involved in poultry housing and equipment suggest there is strong demand from free range egg producers looking to increase capa...
23-01-2015 16:20 PM | News Comment(0)
Vaccination burden could impact on layers performance
Pullet rearers are warning free range producers that the increasing burden of vaccinations will inevitably impact on the performance of laying birds u...
23-01-2015 16:17 PM | News Comment(0)
New Year concerns of shortages to surpluses
Fears that the egg shortages of 2014 could turn into surpluses in 2015 have been expressed by a number of producers, packers and traders in the egg in...
23-01-2015 16:14 PM | News Comment(0)
Larger sheds needed to improve efficiency
Lincolnshire-based producer and packer L J Fairburn & Son believes 2015 will be another good year for free range eggs. Brand and sales director Sar...
 
23-02-2015 | Scottish Egg Producers Reports
SEPRA Market Report - 20th February 2015
The market appears fairly stable there is just enough home produced to cover demand for home produced and Lion Code. Wholesale demand on the c...
16-02-2015 | Scottish Egg Producers Reports
SEPRA Market Report - 13th February 2015
The market is still firming up, so make hay while the sun shines as there will be a lot of new production particularly Free Range starting in May, ...
06-02-2015 | Scottish Egg Producers Reports
SEPRA Market Report - 6th February 2015
The market appears to be hovering, demand has been much less than last week, shock effect of the credit card bills when consumers suddenly realise ...
30-01-2015 | Scottish Egg Producers Reports
SEPRA Market Report - 30th January 2015
The market is moving up both price and demand wise and will probably firm up again next week, demand has increased due to payday and empty shelves ...
23-01-2015 | Scottish Egg Producers Reports
SEPRA Market Report - 23rd January 2015
The market and demand appears to be starting to improve with reports of demand starting to increase but its early days yet and it is that credit ca...
 
16-02-2015 10:15 AM | Chairmans Comment
Chairman's Comment February 2015
We are almost at the end of January and yesterday’s news was all about the general election being only 100 days away. Normally this wouldn’t really ha...
23-01-2015 15:54 PM | Chairmans Comment
Chairman's Comment January 2015
Well what a Christmas - one that I will not forget for many reasons! But more than any other was the arrival of our first child Arabella on the 17th o...
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...
 
16-02-2015 10:16 AM | Director of Policy
Policy Director Report - February 2015
It has now been over a month since Defra lifted movement restrictions around the Infected Premises (IP) following the H5N8 AI outbreak in Yorkshire. S...
23-01-2015 15:55 PM | Director of Policy
Policy Director Report - January 2015
At this time of year most industry commentators and analysts review 2014 and look forward to prospects for 2015. I am more than usually nervous of doi...
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...

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