02-09-2014 14:36 PM | News Comment(0)
Mixed responses in recent round of price cuts
More packers have cut their producer prices following the recent decision by the United Kingdom’s biggest packing company, Noble Foods, to cut prices ...
02-09-2014 14:31 PM | News Comment(0)
UK experts to provide scientific evidence in Australian free range trial
Australian competition authorities are seeking expert opinion from the United Kingdom in a case they are pursuing against egg producers in Western Aus...
23-08-2014 10:08 AM | News Comment(0)
Salmonella linked to foreign eggs
A salmonella outbreak that has now affected nearly 250 people across the United Kingdom has been linked to foreign eggs. At the this current time t...
07-08-2014 11:05 AM | News Comment(0)
Avian influenza - Just when you thought it had gone quiet!
It was too good to be true! Apart from a few sporadic cases across the Channel, it appeared that the avian influenza virus, capable of causing outbrea...
07-08-2014 11:03 AM | News Comment(0)
Flying eggs become part of school experiment
The Lakes Free Range Egg Company went back to school earlier this month, with cases of eggs set to spark the imagination of primary school pupils atte...
07-08-2014 11:01 AM | News Comment(0)
Perth hosts annual Scottish Egg Quality Awards
The top flight in the Scottish egg industry gathered at Murrayshall House Hotel, Perth, earlier this month to recognise accomplishments in egg quality...
07-08-2014 10:58 AM | News Comment(0)
Turnover and profits down at Stonegate
Latest published accounts from Stonegate show both turnover and profits down in a year in which the company said producer returns were affected by hig...
07-08-2014 10:55 AM | News Comment(2)
Second price cut blamed on competitive market
Noble Foods has warned that the egg market has become extremely competitive after the company cut producer prices for the second time this year. No...
07-08-2014 10:53 AM | News Comment(1)
Packer woes packed meeting with promises of fair dealings
Expanding producer and packer L J Fairburn & Sons is still looking for new contract producers and is still resisting any temptation to cut producer pr...
07-08-2014 10:52 AM | News Comment(0)
BEIC Monthly Update
The big news of the past few weeks has been that of the departure of Owen Paterson as Secretary of State at Defra and the arrival of new Secretary of ...
07-08-2014 10:50 AM | News Comment(0)
Minister rejects early beak tipping decision
Farming Minister George Eustice has rejected a call for an early decision to rule out the introduction of a ban on beak trimming in 2016. The Briti...
07-08-2014 10:48 AM | News Comment(0)
Tributes paid to ‘gentleman trader’
Tributes have been paid to the former operations planning manager with Noble Foods, Colin Saunders, who has died at the age of 67. Colin spent more...
07-08-2014 10:45 AM | News Comment(0)
Enriched stocking density makes little difference
Research conducted in the United States suggests that the density at which chickens are stocked in enriched cage systems makes little difference to ei...
07-08-2014 10:44 AM | News Comment(0)
One free range egg – a goldmine of nutrients!
Free-range eggs are an excellent source of nutrition but are we saying enough about it? There are a number of myths about the healthiness of eggs, ...
07-08-2014 10:40 AM | News Comment(0)
AI scare reinforces need for vigilance
There was relief for the United Kingdom poultry industry when investigations into an avian influenza scare in Wales ruled out highly pathogenic strain...
07-08-2014 10:36 AM | News Comment(0)
House of Commons feed cost concerns
A House of Commons committee has expressed concern about the rising cost of animal feed. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has call...
06-08-2014 16:57 PM | Feed Mill Comment(0)
Feed Mill August 2014
In the last three months of The Ranger, November wheat futures were £149/t, £136/t and now £128/t, more or less a fall of £10 month for the last two m...
06-08-2014 16:56 PM | Bill Broody Comment(0)
Bill Broody August 2014
There are some that argue that EU Legislation is a lesson in economics. With every law and rule implemented across the community the consequences are ...
06-08-2014 16:54 PM | News Comment(2)
Unmasking the packer price!
Free range egg producers are being invited to help create a new monthly comparison guide that will detail the best and worst packer prices currently a...
29-08-2014 | Scottish Egg Producers Reports
SEPRA Market Report - 29th August 2014
SEPRA Market Report - 29th August 2014
22-08-2014 | Scottish Egg Producers Reports
SEPRA Market Report - 22nd August 2014
SEPRA Market Report - 22nd August 2014
15-08-2014 | Scottish Egg Producers Reports
SEPRA Market Report - 15th August 2014
SEPRA Market Report - 15th August 2014
11-08-2014 | Scottish Egg Producers Reports
SEPRA Market Report - 8th August 2014
SEPRA Market Report - 8th August 2014
01-08-2014 | Scottish Egg Producers Reports
SEPRA Market Report - 1st August 2014
SEPRA Market Report - 1st August 2014
06-08-2014 16:47 PM | Chairmans Comment
Chairman's Comment August 2014
They say a week is a long time in politics and this week proves it with the latest cabinet re-shuffle. Just as you get a minister to understand your c...
01-07-2014 14:39 PM | Chairmans Comment
Chairman's Comment July 2014
Thank you to all who have written to their MP about the review on beak trimming. But there are still a number of producers who have not. I cannot stre...
28-05-2014 09:02 AM | Chairmans Comment
Chairman's Comment June 2014
What a busy month this has been! Firstly it was great to see so many of you on our stand over the two days at The Pig and Poultry Fair and to put a fa...
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...
28-05-2014 09:04 AM | Director of Policy
Director of Policy Report June 2014
The beak trimming (proposed) ban has been on everyone’s lips since last month’s Ranger revealed the breakdown of a second flock in the Government’s be...
25-04-2014 11:59 AM | Director of Policy
Director of Policy Report May 2014
News that organic eggs have been short on retailers’ shelves and that Noble are launching a Happy Egg Organic six-pack raises hope for the revival - ...

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