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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...


7 August 2014 | Breeders,News,Packers
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...


7 August 2014 | Breeders,News,Packers
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...


1 July 2014 | Breeders,Feed,News
Producer delight at priceless advice

In 2009 Geraint and Anabel Powell set up their free-range flock as part of a farm diversification project. Their farm near Kerry, Powys has been reapi...


1 July 2014 | Breeders,Feed,News
Trial compares lupins as a replacement to soya

A three year research project into the use of home grown yellow and narrow-leafed lupins as a soya replacement in animal feeds is nearing completion. ...


Tending to the flock - Organic best practice

Attention to detail, innovative on-farm techniques and a passion for organic poultry has seen performance at Lawn Farm, Pewsey consistently high. T...


25 April 2014 | Breeders,News
Tributes paid to former pullet specialist

Joice & Hill managing director Nick Bailey has paid tribute to Philip Martin, a former salesman with the company, who died recently. Philip, of Cul...


5 March 2014 | Breeders,News,Welfare
Scientists sex chicks in the egg as Germany threaten ban

Genetic scientists believe they have found a way of sexing chicks whilst they are still in the egg. The research work, which has been conducted at ...


29 January 2014 | Breeders,Feed,News,Packers,Welfare
Famous faces line up to support British Eggs

A collection of famous faces will be helping to promote eggs in one way or another over the coming year, with both the British Free Range Egg Producer...


Potters Poultry celebrate 50th annivesary year

2014 will be a special year for Potters Poultry as it approaches its 50th anniversary in September. Olivia Potter, Farms Director, and granddaughter o...


3 December 2013 | Breeders,News,Packers
Lifetime achievement award for a ‘true gentleman trader’

Free range egg producers have paid tribute to one of the egg industry's most distinguished figures - the former operations planning manager with Noble...


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