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23 February 2017 |Viewed 978 times
Controlling infectious disease on your poultry farm

Controlling infectious disease in poultry is an ongoing challenge. When any gull, duck, or goose could represent a potential source of infection the c...


8 February 2017 |Viewed 1628 times
Planned controls in England from 28 February 2017

Defra PDF - Planned controls in England from 28 February 2017


7 April 2015 |Viewed 929 times
Beak Tipping - The right (and only decision) please

As long ago as in 2000, worries about the thought that flocks of hens may have to have untrimmed beaks had already emerged. As a result of this, an en...


25 November 2014 |Viewed 939 times
Avian influenza (bird flu) Wild birds - biosecurity measures

DEFRA's latest Avian Influenza Guidelines are now available to download.


17 December 2013 |Viewed 845 times
Water sanitisation - implications for layer producers

Water is one of the most important elements of nutrition but it can be overlooked with producers focusing their efforts on&nb...


17 December 2013 |Viewed 930 times
Bird Flu: where has it gone?

Where has avian influenza, or bird flu, gone? Busy producers would be excused for asking the question as the disease certain&...


12 September 2013 |Viewed 874 times
Diagnostic Sampling - the where when and why!

Your flock have taken a turn for the worse, egg production has dropped, egg quality is poor or mortality has increased- what do you do?


9 July 2013 |Viewed 1428 times
Poultry Business Bulletin

The egg market appears to be in a no change situation. There has been no change in the Central egg prices for the last three weeks however there is st...


9 July 2013 |Viewed 1299 times
Poultry Highlights 5th July 2013

Poultry Highlights is written by the NFU Poultry Team on a weekly basis. Please remember to quote the NFU as the source of the information if this ema...


4 July 2013 |Viewed 1199 times
Poultry Highlights 28th June 2013

Poultry Highlights is written by the NFU Poultry Team on a weekly basis. Please remember to quote the NFU as the source of the information if this ema...


4 July 2013 |Viewed 1213 times
Business Bulletin 27th June 2013

Sepra reports that prices are at a not changing in the egg market, but there are signs of recovery, the heavy discounting on published prices has almo...


3 July 2013 |Viewed 772 times
Notifiable Avian Disease Control Strategy for Great Britain

Notifiable Avian Disease Control Strategy for Great Britain


5 June 2013 |Viewed 989 times
Poultry Highlights

Poultry Highlights is written by the NFU Poultry Team on a  weekly basis. Please remember to quote the NFU as the source of the information if th...


5 June 2013 |Viewed 996 times
Poultry Business Bulletin

Market  intelligence this week, has indicated that the egg market has firmed up a touch. This is down to the early flock depletions which have be...


9 April 2013 |Viewed 1116 times
A spoonful of sugar?

Whereas Mary Poppins was happy to sing about the best way to take your medicine, a statement on 11th March this year from the...


12 March 2013 |Viewed 966 times
Never mind the weather!

During the last year, weather conditions have been very challenging for free range layers. 2012 was very wet - in Norfolk the wettest year recorded fo...


12 March 2013 |Viewed 968 times
Bring Me Sunshine

  I suspect that you are thinking, ‘what has sunshine got to do with free range egg production'? Well quite a  lot actua...


2 October 2012 |Viewed 1306 times
50 years on - how we fared

  I am starting this article with an extract from Wikipedia: The Law of Supply and Demand is an economic model of pr...


2 October 2012 |Viewed 1243 times
The Conflict?

  It is now three years ago since I wrote this article and it is interesting to see that it is just as relevant now as it was&...


21 September 2012 |Viewed 1383 times
Feeding Time

  A BFREPA member is worried that his compounder has changed his feed so as to produce smaller eggs. Would this...