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Farming leaders weigh up Brexit implications

Egg industry leaders are weighing up the implications of the United Kingdom’s referendum decision to leave the European Union. Although the UK Gove...


13 January 2016 | Breeders,News
PREVIEW 2016: Rearers and breeders strive to improve bird performance and management

Pullet rearers are continuing to work on producing birds that are easier to manage, says Steve Carlyle of Country Fresh Pullets. The Government rec...


PREVIEW 2016: Monkey see, monkey do!

Concerns continue to grow that the free range egg market could slip into oversupply, but egg traders think it will be some time before supplies outstr...


20 November 2015 | Breeders,News
Investment in new technology to increase efficiency and capacity at Hy-Line hatchery

Increased capacity and the installation of innovative new technology will result from investment of nearly a million pounds at Hy-Line UK over the nex...


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 ...


Cleaning down after Avian Influenza

If a notifiable strain of Avian Influenza (AI) is confirmed, DEFRA will take action on the infected premises to reduce the risk of the disease spreadi...


19 April 2015 | Breeders,News
Four million chicks and counting!

Tom Barron says its sales of Novogen chicks have hit the four million a year mark just three years after starting from scratch with a new bird. Dou...


Is free range heading for the perfect storm?

The January edition of The Ranger was full of market analysis and predications for the coming year. The volume of free range egg production increased ...


16 February 2015 | Breeders,Feed,News,Packers
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...


23 January 2015 | Breeders,Multi tier,News,Welfare
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...


17 November 2014 | Breeders,News
Producers urged to maintain high levels of bio-security as duck breeding unit struck by AI

Part of Yorkshire has been sealed off and restrictions put in place following an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza on a duck breeding farm...


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...


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9 March 2015 | Breeders

Is free range heading for the perfect st...

The January edition of The Ranger was full of market analysis and predicati...


16 February 2015 | Breeders

Volunteers needed in second quality egg ...

The British Free Range Egg Producers’ Association (BFREPA) is appealing for...


23 January 2015 | Breeders

Vaccination burden could impact on layer...

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17 November 2014 | Breeders

Producers urged to maintain high levels ...

Part of Yorkshire has been sealed off and restrictions put in place followi...


6 November 2014 | Breeders

Breakthrough of the Year increases marke...

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


7 August 2014 | Breeders

Perth hosts annual Scottish Egg Quality ...

The top flight in the Scottish egg industry gathered at Murrayshall House H...


7 August 2014 | Breeders

Tributes paid to ‘gentleman trader’

Tributes have been paid to the former operations planning manager with Nobl...


1 July 2014 | Breeders

Producer delight at priceless advice

In 2009 Geraint and Anabel Powell set up their free-range flock as part of ...


1 July 2014 | Breeders

Trial compares lupins as a replacement t...

A three year research project into the use of home grown yellow and narrow-...


25 April 2014 | Breeders

Tending to the flock - Organic best prac...

Attention to detail, innovative on-farm techniques and a passion for organi...


29 January 2014 | Breeders

Famous faces line up to support British ...

A collection of famous faces will be helping to promote eggs in one way or ...


28 January 2014 | Breeders

Potters Poultry celebrate 50th annivesar...

2014 will be a special year for Potters Poultry as it approaches its 50th a...