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11 April 2018
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BFREPA Free Range Egg Awards 2018 nominations are now open. A new category has been added to the BFREPA Free Range Egg Awards 2018, which are kindl...


11 April 2018
Visit us at Pig and Poultry 2018!

Don’t forget to visit the BFREPA stand at Pig & Poultry 2018. We’re number 254 in Exhibition Hall 3. Staff and Council representatives will be in atte...


6 April 2018
Labour to pledge outright cage ban

The Labour Party would ban cage egg production on farms in the United Kingdom if it came to power. The commitment is amongst a number of policies o...


6 April 2018
AI funding granted to pirbright institute

A team at the Pirbright Institute has won nearly half a million pounds in funding to look into avian influenza research. The research team, led by ...


6 April 2018
Brexit 'bigger threat' to poultry industry than AI

A director of one of the country's leading poultry businesses says that Brexit is a bigger threat to the industry than avian influenza. Patrick Hoo...


3 April 2018
Controversial law passed forcing US retailers to sell battery eggs

An American state has passed a controversial law forcing retailers to sell eggs produced in battery cages. The legislation has been passed by legis...


28 March 2018
New equipment financing for egg production

The process of modern egg production requires special machinery. In settings where demand can outstrip supply, the most efficient sorting and collecti...


23 March 2018
Bird flu confirmed in wild bird in County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Bird flu has been confirmed in a wild bird in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, the first positive wild bird avian influenza finding in NI this year. ...


20 March 2018
British Egg Industry Council imposes suspensions following video footage release

The British Egg Industry Council has imposed suspensions on two egg production houses after an animal welfare group released video footage allegedly f...


5 March 2018
Housing order rules reviewed

Defra officials have agreed to amend proposed new rules for free range egg producers during housing orders following objections from the British Free ...


5 March 2018
Organic eggs outperform market

Organic eggs outperformed other organic foods last year, according to new figures released by the Soil Association. The association's annual marke...


5 March 2018
Government draft code of practice raises beak tipping ban concerns

The threat of a ban on beak tipping has raised its head again in a new draft code of practice published by the Government. The Department for Envir...


30 January 2018
McKinney hits back AT UK over US farming standards

America's agricultural trade chief Ted McKinney was stung by questions about US farming standards as he was quizzed in the UK about possible agricultu...


30 January 2018
Scandal over Australian welfare standards

The Australian egg industry has become embroiled in a political battle following claims on network television that Government bureaucrats colluded wit...


30 January 2018
New Environment Agency charges could devastate industry, say producers

Leaders of the United Kingdom's free range egg producers have warned that new Environment Agency charges could devastate the industry. The Environm...


23 January 2018
Government raises avian influenza risk to poultry from Low to Medium

The government has raised its avian influeza risk status for commercial poultry from ‘low’ to ‘medium’ following a new bird flu outbreak in wild birds...


18 January 2018
Heightened bio-security order issued after second case of AI in wild birds

Restrictions have been extended across the whole of England after avian influenza was discovered in more wild birds. Last week the chief vet ordere...


10 January 2018
St Ewe Free Range Eggs to feature on new BBC farming series

BBC One Daytime series, The Farmers’ Country Showdown, is to return for a second series, with St Ewe Free Range Eggs episode airing on 10th January at...


9 January 2018
Threat level under constant review as Europe battles outbreaks

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) says the risk from avian influenza to commercial poultry in the UK remains low. Defr...


9 January 2018
Environmental permit warning for single-tier housing

Non-cage egg producers who increase their bird numbers from below to above 40,000 in future may run into problems in obtaining an environmental permit...


9 January 2018
EU egg marketing regulation change takes effect

Changes to avian influenza housing rules for free range birds have now come into force in the European Union. Last year when highly pathogenic H5N8...


12 December 2017
Farmer spends 800 hours creating groundbreaking egg invention

A poultry farmer has spent 800 hours created a groundbreaking egg invention stemming from his love of Wallace and Gromit. Phil Ashton, who farms in...


11 December 2017
Chief Vet criticised for saying cage-free pledge a 'regrettable' move

A group of vets has openly criticised chief vet Nigel Gibbens for his suggestion that the cage-free commitment made by leading retailers is "regrettab...


8 December 2017
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
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
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...


21 November 2017
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...


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