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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...


19 November 2017
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...


16 November 2017
Fipronil crisis: Egg poison test results may have been wrong, analysis says

Some of the eggs found to have been contaminated during the recent fipronil crisis may have been clear of the chemical, new analysis has found. The...


7 November 2017
Senior Trump adviser tells UK to accept chlorinated chicken as part of trade deal

British poultry industry leaders have said they are very concerned about a United States suggestion that the United Kingdom will have to accept chlori...


31 October 2017
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
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 ...


15 October 2017
Egg producers pass no confidence motion in RSPCA Assured

Free range egg producers have passed a no confidence vote in RSPCA Assured decision making process following the latest twist in an increasingly bitte...


11 October 2017
Safe to eat runny eggs again as government relaxes rules after 30 years

Pregnant women and the elderly can now safely eat runny or even raw eggs under new advice issued by the government’s food safety watchdog almost 30 ye...


9 October 2017
2017 Egg Quality Awards presented at BFREPA Conference and AGM

This year's egg quality award was won by Richard and Andrew Higgins. David Harris of C & G Stephenson was second. Jamie Bradley was third. ...


9 October 2017
Happy Egg Co wins Marketing Initiative of the Year at 2017 Free Range Egg Awards

At this year's Free Range Egg Awards, the Marketing Initiative of the Year award went to Noble Foods for its 'Chain of Happiness' campaign to promote ...


9 October 2017
ALDI lift Retailer of the Year Award 2017 at BFREPA Conference and AGM

The Retailer of the Year Award for 2017 went to German discounter Aldi, which has expanded enormously since entering the UK market. Aldi was nomin...


9 October 2017
Special Award for John Cessford at the BFREPA Conference and AGM 2017

At this years BFREPA AGM and Conference, there was a special recognition award for John Cessford, who for many years organised the annual conference o...


9 October 2017
Peter Humphrey presented Lifetime Achievement Award at BFREPA 2017

Peter Humphrey was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award by BFREPA for his contribution to the egg industry for more than 50 years. "Peter h...


9 October 2017
Mark Williams recognised at this years BFREPA Awards

At this year's BFREPA conference, Mark Williams, chief executive of the British Egg Industry Council (BEIC), was handed an award for his for outstandi...


9 October 2017
BFREPA Award win was "a total surprise" say William and David Maughan

William and David Maughan, who farm in County Durham, received the BFREPA Producer of the Year Award for farmers with fewer than 16,000 birds for the ...


9 October 2017
Donald Seed adds BFREPA Producer Award to his collection

Donald Seed, who farms in the Scottish Borders, added the BFREPA Producer of the Year Award for a farmer with more than 16,000 birds to the Producer o...


9 October 2017
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...


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