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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...


Documents seized in stocking density crackdown

Government agencies have launched a crackdown on overstocking, seizing documents from pullet rearers during unannounced inspections and, the Ranger un...


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 ...


Backlash grows against Freedom Food rule changes

The new standards are due to come into force next month, but a number of planned changes have angered free range producers, and egg industry leaders h...


3 August 2016 | Caged,Free Range & Pasture,News
No time to act as Freedom Food demand perching changes

The requirement for aerial perches, which were previously the subject of a political battle between Westminster and the European Union, is included in...


26 July 2016 | Caged,News,Ranging,Welfare
Morrisons becomes latest in string of retailers to go cage-free by 2025

Morrisons has today announced that it is to stop sourcing eggs from caged hens by 2025. A schoolgirl who petitioned Tesco to stop the sale of caged...


Tesco to stop sourcing eggs from caged hens by 2025

Tesco has today announced that it is to stop sourcing eggs from caged hens by 2025. This comes after the retailer conducted a detailed review of it...


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...


Battle fought on more than one front: Eggs at centre stage in the war of retail

Eggs are increasingly finding themselves at the centre of a retail battle, and it is a battle that is being fought on more than one front. With Ger...


New study shows animal welfare initiatives improves feather cover of cage-free laying hens

Recognised welfare outcome assessments within farm assurance schemes have shown a reduction in feather loss and improvement in the welfare of UK cage-...


Difficult year predicted for egg producers despite optimism for egg consumption

Lion Eggs chief Andrew Joret fears the next year could be a difficult one for egg producers, although he is optimistic about continued growth in consu...


PREVIEW 2016: ‘Eggs are back in fashion’ says BEIC chairman

Andrew Joret, chairman of the British Egg Industry Council (BEIC), says the egg industry has every reason to be positive in the year ahead. Despite...


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 ...


Animal Health Organisation warns of ‘Perfect Biological Storm’

A leading figure in the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has warned that the egg industry is facing a “perfect biological storm.” Dr Bria...


16 October 2015 | Caged,Husbandry,News
The German egg industry has put a figure on the cost to producers of banning the use of beak trimming in layer flocks.

The German egg industry has put a figure on the cost to producers of banning the use of beak trimming in layer flocks. As reported previously in th...


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 ...


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...


27 April 2015 | Caged,News,Welfare
9 out of 10 eggs outside the EU are still produced in cages

More than 90 per cent of all eggs outside the European Union are still produced in cages – mainly conventional cages - according to research conducted...


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 ...


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