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2 September 2014
Bill Broody September 2014

The issue of producer prices raises temperature and tempers again. The subtle unmistakeable leaking of messages suggesting that producers should expec...


2 September 2014
Director of Policy Report: September 2014

By the time you read this, you should have been made aware of the stories in the media about the number of trees that free range egg producers have pl...


2 September 2014
Chairman's Comment September 2014

With an outbreak of salmonella food poisoning effecting around 250 people being linked to eggs it is of major concern to all in the industry. While we...


2 September 2014
Mixed responses in recent round of price cuts

More packers have cut their producer prices following the recent decision by the United Kingdom’s biggest packing company, Noble Foods, to cut prices ...


2 September 2014
UK experts to provide scientific evidence in Australian free range trial

Australian competition authorities are seeking expert opinion from the United Kingdom in a case they are pursuing against egg producers in Western Aus...


23 August 2014
Salmonella linked to foreign eggs

A salmonella outbreak that has now affected nearly 250 people across the United Kingdom has been linked to foreign eggs. At the this current time t...


7 August 2014
Avian influenza - Just when you thought it had gone quiet!

It was too good to be true! Apart from a few sporadic cases across the Channel, it appeared that the avian influenza virus, capable of causing outbrea...


7 August 2014
Flying eggs become part of school experiment

The Lakes Free Range Egg Company went back to school earlier this month, with cases of eggs set to spark the imagination of primary school pupils atte...


7 August 2014
Perth hosts annual Scottish Egg Quality Awards

The top flight in the Scottish egg industry gathered at Murrayshall House Hotel, Perth, earlier this month to recognise accomplishments in egg quality...


7 August 2014
Turnover and profits down at Stonegate

Latest published accounts from Stonegate show both turnover and profits down in a year in which the company said producer returns were affected by hig...


7 August 2014
Second price cut blamed on competitive market

Noble Foods has warned that the egg market has become extremely competitive after the company cut producer prices for the second time this year. No...


7 August 2014
Packer woes packed meeting with promises of fair dealings

Expanding producer and packer L J Fairburn & Sons is still looking for new contract producers and is still resisting any temptation to cut producer pr...


7 August 2014
BEIC Monthly Update

The big news of the past few weeks has been that of the departure of Owen Paterson as Secretary of State at Defra and the arrival of new Secretary of ...


7 August 2014
Minister rejects early beak tipping decision

Farming Minister George Eustice has rejected a call for an early decision to rule out the introduction of a ban on beak trimming in 2016. The Briti...


7 August 2014
Tributes paid to ‘gentleman trader’

Tributes have been paid to the former operations planning manager with Noble Foods, Colin Saunders, who has died at the age of 67. Colin spent more...


7 August 2014
Enriched stocking density makes little difference

Research conducted in the United States suggests that the density at which chickens are stocked in enriched cage systems makes little difference to ei...


7 August 2014
One free range egg – a goldmine of nutrients!

Free-range eggs are an excellent source of nutrition but are we saying enough about it? There are a number of myths about the healthiness of eggs, ...


7 August 2014
AI scare reinforces need for vigilance

There was relief for the United Kingdom poultry industry when investigations into an avian influenza scare in Wales ruled out highly pathogenic strain...


7 August 2014
House of Commons feed cost concerns

A House of Commons committee has expressed concern about the rising cost of animal feed. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has call...


6 August 2014
Feed Mill August 2014

In the last three months of The Ranger, November wheat futures were £149/t, £136/t and now £128/t, more or less a fall of £10 month for the last two m...


6 August 2014
Bill Broody August 2014

There are some that argue that EU Legislation is a lesson in economics. With every law and rule implemented across the community the consequences are ...


6 August 2014
Unmasking the packer price!

Free range egg producers are being invited to help create a new monthly comparison guide that will detail the best and worst packer prices currently a...


6 August 2014
Director of Policy Report: August 2014

Members of the BFREPA Council met with the packers body, NEMAL, on the 9 July. Only two packers attended – Noble and Oaklands. It was disappointin...


6 August 2014
Chairman's Comment August 2014

They say a week is a long time in politics and this week proves it with the latest cabinet re-shuffle. Just as you get a minister to understand your c...


1 July 2014
Feed Mill July 2014

In last month’s Ranger, November wheat futures were £149 and now they are trading at £136/t, not entirely unexpected because of the almost perfect wea...


1 July 2014
Bill Broody July 2014

It’s interesting listening to the perspectives of some buyers on the state of the free range egg market. Many are now looking longer into the futu...


1 July 2014
Expansion for Californian egg business

An ambitious California egg business has expanded its operations still further with the acquisition of part of the Land O'Lakes egg division. The S...


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