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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...


16 March 2015 | Energy,News
Beware Inheritance Tax risk on solar developments

Farmers with solar panels on their land should consider taking out life insurance to cover the potential Inheritance Tax liability, a leading farm acc...


16 March 2015 | Energy
Option agreements can yield benefits for farmers

Andrew Holden, head of Rural at Napthens solicitors in Penrith, has reported an increase over the last three years in the number of developers approac...


Fancy a drink?

Commercial breeds of poultry, in common with most poultry vets and many poultry keepers, like a drink! Adult laying hens in full production drink o...


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 | Energy,Feed,News,Packers,Retailers
More retailers lower egg prices in battle for consumers

The German discount supermarket Aldi has responded to the launch of Asda’s New Year price war by cutting its own egg prices still further. As we re...


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 | 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...


15 April 2014 | Energy,News
JSR Services moves into renewable energy supported by Bowler Energy

Perth and Kinross-based Company, JSR Services are branching out into the Renewable Energy Sector acting as an agent for Bowler Energy, offering Wind T...


5 March 2014 | Energy,News
Research suggest eggs may improve reflexes

A nutrient found in eggs may well save your life - or perhaps someone else's in certain circumstances. An amino acid called tyrosine, which is foun...


Sainsbury's Farming Award for Best Carbon Footprint won by Trevor Sellers

Free range egg producer Trevor Sellers has been recognised for the environmentally friendly way in which he runs his egg business. Trevor, who is b...


Cost of production higher than ever

Roger Gent, chairman of the British Free Range Egg Producers' Association, has said that supermarkets and packers should resist reducing egg prices fo...


14 October 2013 | Barn,Energy,Feed,News,Welfare
Cage ban made little difference to the lives of laying hens - Soil Association

The European Union's ban on the use of battery cages has made little difference to the lives of many laying hens, according to the Soil Association. ...


6 August 2013 | Energy,Feed,News,Welfare
Report suggests production will become more intensive to make use of scarce energy resources

The poultry industry will need to become more intensive to make the best use of scarce energy resources, according to a new report. The report, whi...


6 August 2013 | Energy,Feed,News
More transparency in the egg sector would benefit consumers and producers

A former director of the Soil Association has called for much more transparency in the sale of eggs and other foods. Patrick Holden, who was direct...


Freedom Food make changes to laying hen welfare standards

Measures to reduce the incidence of cannibalism and injurious pecking are prominent in a series of proposed changes to Freedom Food’s welfare standard...


University conducts major study into bone breakages

Scientists at the University of Bristol are to conduct a major study into bone breakages in laying hens. The research will be led by Dr John Tarlto...


9 April 2013 | Breeders,Energy,Feed,News
Home grown Lupins – a future soya replacement?

With soya prices escalating and a South American dockers strike creating problems to the shipping and huge subsequent time delays, it’s time for UK po...


18 February 2013 | Energy,Feed,News,Welfare
Reducing feather pecking: An objective assessment

A team at Bristol University, lead by Prof. Christine Nicol are busily helping free range egg producers. Their aim is ‘to reduce the risk of feather p...


28 November 2012 | Breeders,Energy,News,Packers
BFREPA/Elanco Egg Producer of the Year Awards

A couple who were honoured with the BFREPA/Elanco Egg Producer of the Year Award by the British Free Range Egg Producers' Association (BFREPA) were de...


2 October 2012 | Energy,News,Weekly Feed Report
Humphrey Feeds Commodity Report - 2nd October 2012

The US maize harvest is 40% complete compared to 12% last year and the five year average of 13%. The soya harvest is 22% complete compared to 4% last ...


14 September 2012 | Energy,Feed,News,Welfare
British free range hens in crisis

The price that farmers receive for free range eggs must rise if consumers are going to have the choice of eating high welfare friendly British free ra...


15 August 2012 | Energy,Feed,News
BFREPA plan campaign for a fair price

The British Free Range Egg Producers’ Association (BFREPA) is planning a campaign of action to secure a fairer deal for the country’s egg ...


4 May 2012 | Energy,Feed,News,Packers,Welfare
Buy British initiative to be launched at Pig and Poultry

A new buy British initiative will be launched at this year’s Pig and Poultry Fair later this month. Producers, processors and suppliers will ...


25 February 2012 | Energy,Feed,News
Eggs take carbon gold!

New research has shown that eggs have the lowest carbon footprint of all the main protein foods. The research, which was commissioned by the Austra...


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