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11 December 2017| Barn,Caged,News,Ranging,Welfare

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...


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24 March 2015 | Barn

Egg consumption on the up

The increasing popularity of eggs for dieters has been one of the key drive...


16 February 2015 | Barn

Exploring the benefits of multi-tier pul...

Multi-tier aviary laying systems have become increasingly popular over the ...


16 February 2015 | Barn

New brands expected to combat fall in pr...

The Scottish producer and packer Farmlay Eggs saw profits fall by nearly 40...


6 November 2014 | Barn

Breakthrough of the Year increases marke...

BFREPA’s ‘2013 Break Through of the Year Business’, The Tom Barron Group - ...


5 November 2014 | Barn

A series of challenges for new BFREPA ch...

When the Ranger visited Myles Thomas he was less than two months away from ...


10 October 2014 | Barn

EU issues warning on cascading

European Union officials have warned that the cascading of eggs is not allo...


1 July 2014 | Barn

Leading vet warns that Australian free r...

A leading vet has said that free range egg producers should make use of sma...


25 April 2014 | Barn

Industry must take a ‘stepwise approach’...

An Austrian scientist who specialises in animal husbandry says it is possib...