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3 April 2018| Barn,Caged,News,Ranging

3 April 2018 | Barn,Caged,News,Ranging
Controversial law passed forcing US retailers to sell battery eggs

An American state has passed a controversial law forcing retailers to sell eggs produced in battery cages. The legislation has been passed by legis...


11 December 2017 | Barn,Caged,News,Ranging,Welfare
Chief Vet criticised for saying cage-free pledge a 'regrettable' move

A group of vets has openly criticised chief vet Nigel Gibbens for his suggestion that the cage-free commitment made by leading retailers is "regrettab...


All poultry in England to be allowed outside this week as housing order is lifted

All poultry in England will be allowed outside from Thursday 13 April following the latest updated evidence on the risk posed by wild birds. The re...


8 March 2017 | Barn,Caged,News
Retailers ditching caged egg increases interest in barn systems

Big Dutchman distributor Newquip says there has been increased interest in the company's barn systems since announcements by most big UK retailers tha...


21 October 2016 | Barn,Caged,News,Ranging,Retailers,Welfare
Supermarkets urged to clear up confusion on cage egg ban

The United Kingdom’s leading supermarket, Tesco, is planning for barn production to replace colony eggs when it goes cage-free, although most leading ...


Influential Parliamentary committee chairman expects Government to defer beak trim ban

The chairman of an influential Parliamentary committee says he does not expect the Government to go ahead with a ban on the use of beak trimming. A...


Are we better than the Americans, just plain lucky, complacent - or a combination of all three?!

“The US poultry industry operated according to a standard of structural and operational biosecurity incapable of protecting flocks from the introducti...


Spanish egg market in financial crisis

Financial crisis and falling consumption have resulted in the collapse of the Spanish egg market, according to the leader of the country’s egg produce...


Grants could force a financial crisis in the egg industry

A leading free range egg producer has warned that Welsh Government grants could result in the egg industry suffering the same financial crisis as the ...


Spent hen market collapses as AI outbreak blocks exports

The spent hen market has collapsed in the wake of the bird flu outbreak, with dealers struggling to find customers for meat that is piling up in cold ...


Insurance companies increase their cover for AI clean-up

Insurance companies Scrutton Bland and Thompson and Richardon have increased the cover on their avian influenza insurance because of the high clean-up...


Concern over AI resources

A scientific advisory body looking into the bird flu outbreak in Yorkshire in November has raised doubts about the ability of the British authorities ...


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...


Egg consumption on the up

The increasing popularity of eggs for dieters has been one of the key drivers for recent growth in egg consumption, according to British Lion eggs. Co...


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 February 2015 | Barn,Feed,News,Packers,Welfare
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...


6 November 2014 | Barn,Breeders,Feed,Multi tier,News,Packers
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...


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...


10 October 2014 | Barn,Caged,News
EU issues warning on cascading

European Union officials have warned that the cascading of eggs is not allowed under EU rules. The warning came after rumours circulated in the Uni...


7 October 2014 | Barn,News,Welfare
Are the lights going out on colony egg?

Glenrath Farms is converting some of its enriched cage units to barn production just two years after the enriched units were installed to comply with ...


2 September 2014 | Barn,News,Ranging,Welfare
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...


1 July 2014 | Barn,Caged,News,Welfare
Italy found guilty of breaching cage ban but no fine imposed

Egg industry leaders in the United Kingdom have welcomed the news that Italy has been found guilty of breaching the European Union ban on the use of c...


1 July 2014 | Barn,Housing & Equipment,News
Leading vet warns that Australian free range and intensive units should be kept apart

A leading vet has said that free range egg producers should make use of smaller, widely spaced production units and avoid siting them close to cage un...


6 June 2014 | Barn,News,Packers,Retailers
Supermarket breakfast discounts hit egg prices

Leading British supermarkets appear to have embarked on an increasingly savage price war in an attempt to win back customers from the growing discount...


25 April 2014 | Barn,Energy,News,Packers,Welfare
Profits and turnover up at Oakland Farm Eggs

Oaklands Farms Eggs has reported an increase in both profits and turnover in its latest set of full year accounts. Profits produced by the Shropshi...


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