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Group claim to have produced world's first carbon neutral eggs

A group of farmers, animal health experts and environmental entrepreneurs claim to have produced the world's first carbon neutral eggs. The eggs, w...


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 March 2016 | News,Organic,Ranging,Welfare
Tesco committed to free range egg multi-tier systems

Tesco agricultural manager John Kirkpatrick has urged free range egg producers not to fight amongst themselves over methods of production. His appe...


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...


13 January 2016 | News,Organic
PREVIEW 2016: Organic has reason to be optimistic for the year ahead

Both the Soil Association and Organic Farmers & Growers (OFG) say the organic egg sector has reason to be optimistic in the year ahead, although both ...


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...


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...


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 ...


Insurance companies increase their cover for AI clean-up

Insurance companies Scrutton Bland and Thompson and Richardon have increased the cover on their avian influenza insurance because of the high clean-up...


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 ...


12 April 2015 | News,Organic
Soil Association confirms increase in organic sales

Sales of organic eggs were up by nearly 16 per cent in 2014, according to the latest market report produced by the Soil Association. Figures releas...


10 April 2015 | News,Organic
Organic producers welcome resurgence

John Retson, a former chairman of the British Free Range Egg Producers’ Association (BFREPA), has welcomed figures showing a resurgence in the organic...


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 ...


5 November 2014 | News,Organic,Packers,Retailers,Welfare
Retailers and packers report increased demand for organic egg

New figures from the Soil Association appear to confirm anecdotal evidence that demand for organic eggs is picking up after a long period in the doldr...


16 January 2013 | News,Organic
Organic eggs 'still declining'

Recent statistics indicate that demand for organic eggs is still declining. Figures compiled by Kantar Worldpanel for the 52 week period up to Oct...


4 January 2013 | News,Organic
Eggs could improve health of unborn babies

Mothers could improve the health of their unborn babies by eating eggs during pregnancy, according to new scientific research. A research team in t...


7 February 2012 | Feed,News,Organic,Packers,Welfare
Have organic producers any reason to cheer?

Both the Soil Association and Organic Farmers & Growers are looking for reasons to be cheerful in the coming year, despite the continuing decline of o...


28 July 2011 | News,Organic,Packers
Stonegate organic cuts

Stonegate is taking steps to cut the number of organic birds on its books because of continuing difficulties in the organic egg market. We reported...


Organic pullet rearing – an ongoing challenge

Ten years ago John Ridout’s father sold the family dairy farm and indirectly set him on a path to organic free range egg production. After the ...


29 October 2009 | Feed,News,Organic,Welfare
Campaign to promote Organic

A new marketing campaign is to be launched to promote organic, following further evidence that eggs and other parts of the organic poultry sector are ...


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