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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...


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...


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...


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...


8 April 2016 | Multi tier,News
Multi-tier pullet rearing to be assessed for welfare standard

RSPCA laying hen specialist Mia Fernyhough says she is “cautiously positive” about aviary multi-tier pullet rearing systems, but says it is still too ...


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 ...


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...


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 ...


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...


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 ...


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...


Housing and equipment firms report strong sales

Reports from companies involved in poultry housing and equipment suggest there is strong demand from free range egg producers looking to increase capa...


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...


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...


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...


1 July 2014 | Multi tier,News,Welfare
RSPCA concedes all out ban may not happen

A senior scientist with the RSPCA appears to have conceded that a complete ban on beak trimming may not be able to go ahead as planned in 2016. Mia...


27 May 2014 | Multi tier,News,Welfare
Association makes call to delay beak trim ban

The British Free Range Egg Producers' Association (BFREPA) says the Government should now rule out the possibility of banning beak trimming in 2016. ...


25 April 2014 | Feed,Multi tier,News,Welfare
New multi-tier system on show at Vencomatic open day

Birds housed in a new multi-tier system have been achieving improved feed conversion rates since the unit's introduction into the United Kingdom, acco...


25 April 2014 | Multi tier,News,Welfare
Producer group discuss beak trimming amidst new revelations of injurious pecking outbreak in trials

Severe injurious pecking has broken out on another unit involved in the University of Bristol's current beak trimming trials. Scientists involved i...


14 December 2013 | Feed,Multi tier,News,Packers
More packers in 2014 could bring unwanted consequences

More new packing companies are likely to spring up during the coming year. That is the view of Steve Carlyle of Country Fresh Pullets, who told the Ra...


14 October 2013 | Multi tier,News,Welfare
EU backs down on perching

The European Union seems to have backed down in a row with Westminster over free range perching regulations. Earlier this year the European Commiss...


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