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8 December 2017| Feed,News,Ranging

8 December 2017 | Feed,News,Ranging
Large fire at German vitamin plant triggers increase in poultry feed costs

A huge increase in the cost of vitamins and synthetic pigments will add to poultry feed costs over the coming months, according to manufacturers. R...


13 January 2016 | Feed,News
PREVIEW 2016: Organic supplies continue to challenge feed mills

Plentiful supplies of cereals should mean good news on feed prices in the year ahead for free range egg producers. But the next 12 months could be cha...


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...


‘Hendependence Day’ for US hens

Britain’s leading egg packing company, Noble Foods, has launched a transatlantic campaign to boost sales of higher welfare eggs in the United States. ...


Discussions needed as AI warnings fall short

An outbreak of avian influenza in Hampshire in February was identified using a trial ‘test for exclusion’ system that is due to be reviewed next month...


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 | Feed Mill,Feed,News
Feed Mill - February 2015

The January USDA report came and went, almost without a squeak. The funds had been betting that the USDA would reduce the maize and soya acreage in li...


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 | Feed,News,Organic,Packers
TV chefs focus on pullet eggs

Organic egg producer Susie Macmillan appears to have sparked pent-up demand for pullet eggs after she went on television to reveal how the small eggs ...


16 February 2015 | Feed,News,Packers,Welfare
‘Very significant’ Non-GM planting trend reported

Reports from the United States of a move amongst growers towards non-GM planting have been described as “very significant’ by the Soil Association. ...


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...


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...


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...


23 January 2015 | Feed,Multi tier,News,Packers,Welfare
Larger sheds needed to improve efficiency

Lincolnshire-based producer and packer L J Fairburn & Son believes 2015 will be another good year for free range eggs. Brand and sales director Sar...


23 January 2015 | Feed,News,Packers,Retailers
Oversupply warning in a potentially prosperous 2015

Stonegate director Chris Ramsey thinks 2015 could be another good year for the free range egg sector, although he has raised slight concerns about the...


23 January 2015 | Feed,News,Packers,Welfare
Strong demand in a growing market

Noble Foods director Tom Willings believes that 2015 could be a good year for egg producers, with consumer demand continuing to rise and margins on th...


19 November 2014 | Feed,Housing & Equipment,News,Packers
Movement restrictions lifted in Yorkshire AI zone

Movement licences were set to be issued to egg producers in the Yorkshire avian influenza zone today as authorities confirmed that there had been no n...


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...


A series of challenges for new BFREPA chairman

When the Ranger visited Myles Thomas he was less than two months away from becoming chairman of BFREPA and only six weeks ago he had placed a flock in...


5 November 2014 | Feed,News,Packers
Turnover and profits down at Fridays

Latest published accounts show that both turnover and profits were down at Fridays in 2013 following a surge in profitability during the previous 12 m...


10 October 2014 | Feed,Husbandry,News
Red mite vaccine trials ‘exciting’

A Scottish scientist has reported encouraging results in her search for a vaccine against red mite, although she says it could be 10 years before such...


2 September 2014 | Feed,News,Packers
Mixed responses in recent round of price cuts

More packers have cut their producer prices following the recent decision by the United Kingdom’s biggest packing company, Noble Foods, to cut prices ...


7 August 2014 | Feed,News,Veterinary
Avian influenza - Just when you thought it had gone quiet!

It was too good to be true! Apart from a few sporadic cases across the Channel, it appeared that the avian influenza virus, capable of causing outbrea...


7 August 2014 | Feed,News,Packers
Turnover and profits down at Stonegate

Latest published accounts from Stonegate show both turnover and profits down in a year in which the company said producer returns were affected by hig...


7 August 2014 | Feed,News,Packers
Second price cut blamed on competitive market

Noble Foods has warned that the egg market has become extremely competitive after the company cut producer prices for the second time this year. No...


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