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24 November 2017| News,Packers,Ranging

24 November 2017 | News,Packers,Ranging
Egg industry sees migrant labour fall

British workers will have to be prepared to take up the food and farming jobs currently carried out by migrant workers if European labour is lost to B...


31 October 2017 | News,Packers,Ranging,Retailers,Welfare
Video: Cage-free pledge by 2025 is a 'regrettable move', chief vet says

The UK's chief vet Nigel Gibbens has described the commitment by leading retailers to go cage-free by 2025 as a "regrettable move." During a speech...


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...


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,Packers
PREVIEW 2016: Discounting, market growth and caution dominate packers new year message

Producer and packer L J Fairburn & Son expects demand for free range eggs to continue growing over the next 12 months. The Lincolnshire-based compa...


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 ...


Huge investment and expansion confirms Fairburn’s commitment to free range producers

Fast growing egg producer and packer L J Fairburn & Son is continuing to press ahead with huge investment, expansion and modernisation. Nearly 130,...


Tracker contract oversubscribed!

Noble Foods says it has had a huge response from free range egg producers to its new feed tracker contract. The company – the United Kingdom’s bigg...


‘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. ...


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,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 | News,Packers,Veterinary
Vet warns on antibiotic use

Poultry farmers will have to find ways of combating disease in their poultry with less use of antibiotics in the future. That is the view of leading v...


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...


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 | News,Packers
New Year concerns of shortages to surpluses

Fears that the egg shortages of 2014 could turn into surpluses in 2015 have been expressed by a number of producers, packers and traders in the egg in...


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...


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