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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...


30 November 2017 | News,Ranging,Retailers,Welfare
Industry accuses govt of giving off 'false impression' over UK egg production figures

British egg industry leaders are looking into official Government figures that apparently give the false impression that production of egg products in...


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...


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...


19 November 2017 | News,Ranging,Veterinary,Welfare
Bird flu: Egg industry criticises govt for reluctance to deal with backyard flocks

The free range egg industry has showed its disappointment with the Government's reluctance to change the way in which it deals with bird flu outbreaks...


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...


16 October 2017 | News,Ranging,Veterinary,Welfare
Bird flu reported in Netherlands - 41,500 birds culled

Avian influenza has been reported in a commercial layer flock in the Netherlands. The outbreak is in a flock of 41,500 birds in the Zeeland region ...


9 October 2017 | News,Ranging,Retailers,Welfare
Egg industry draws up list of approved pesticides following fipronil scandal

The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) is drawing up a list of approved pesticides following the recent fipronil scandal. BEIC chief executive Mar...


12 September 2017 | News,Ranging,Retailers,Veterinary,Welfare
Farmers face bankruptcy as retailers seek fipronil damages

Dutch egg farmers are facing the threat of total ruin, with supermarkets demanding compensation from them for the fipronil scandal. Eric Hubers, ch...


17 May 2017 | News,Ranging,Veterinary,Welfare
BFREPA defends founding principle 'freedom from pain' in aerial perching dispute

Free range egg producers may quit a farm assurance scheme following its decision to press ahead with controversial plans to enforce the use of aerial ...


All poultry in England to be allowed outside this week as housing order is lifted

All poultry in England will be allowed outside from Thursday 13 April following the latest updated evidence on the risk posed by wild birds. The re...


22 February 2017 | News,Ranging,Veterinary,Welfare
Chief Vet Nigel Gibbens questions future of free range egg production in higher risk bird flu areas

(The full video including questions and answers will be uploaded shortly) The UK's Chief Vet Nigel Gibbens has said egg producers in some higher ri...


Marks and Spencer gives financial commitment to free range egg producers in 'high risk' zones

Marks and Spencer has pledged to support free range egg producers who are forced to continue housing their birds after the end of February. The ret...


9 February 2017 | News,Ranging,Veterinary,Welfare
POSTCODE LOTTERY: Neighbours find themselves on opposite sides of the Government's new English free range divide

Farming neighbours Dave White and Daniel Brown will soon find themselves on opposite sides of a new free range divide following the Government's decis...


8 February 2017 | News,Ranging,Veterinary,Welfare
Defra to lift housing order in low risk areas

The Government has agreed to act to avoid a crisis in the free range egg industry by lifting the housing order imposed to protect against avian influe...


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