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1 July 2014
Italy found guilty of breaching cage ban but no fine imposed

Egg industry leaders in the United Kingdom have welcomed the news that Italy has been found guilty of breaching the European Union ban on the use of c...


1 July 2014
Producer delight at priceless advice

In 2009 Geraint and Anabel Powell set up their free-range flock as part of a farm diversification project. Their farm near Kerry, Powys has been reapi...


1 July 2014
Trial compares lupins as a replacement to soya

A three year research project into the use of home grown yellow and narrow-leafed lupins as a soya replacement in animal feeds is nearing completion. ...


1 July 2014
Leading vet warns that Australian free range and intensive units should be kept apart

A leading vet has said that free range egg producers should make use of smaller, widely spaced production units and avoid siting them close to cage un...


1 July 2014
Stonegate - last of the big packers to cut

Stonegate has finally followed Noble and some other leading packers in cutting the price paid to producers for eggs. When Noble cut its prices earl...


1 July 2014
Population growth will lead to more demand for eggs

Demand for eggs will increase by more than 60 per cent over the coming decades, according to a new Temperton Fellowship report. Global population g...


1 July 2014
United States fines egg producer for salmonella outbreak

A United States egg baron and his son could be jailed for up to a year after admitting their part in an egg scandal that left 62,000 consumers ill wit...


1 July 2014
Price war boosts free range sales with promotions

New figures released by the British Retail Consortium show that food sales declined in the three months to May - a symptom of the price war launched b...


1 July 2014
BEIC Monthly Update

Beak trimming continues to dominate the political agenda for the egg industry. In May BEIC decided that the time was opportune to raise this issue fur...


1 July 2014
Chick placings down but experts issue warnings

Latest figures released by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) reveal a sharp drop in the number of commercial layer chick ...


1 July 2014
Australian authorities take legal action on cartel claims

Australian competition authorities have launched legal action against some of the leading figures in the country's egg industry for allegedly attempti...


1 July 2014
Former chairman warns of ‘impending crisis’ in organic pullet rearing

John Retson, former chairman of the British Free Range Egg Producers’ Association (BFREPA), has warned of an impending crisis in organic pullet rearin...


1 July 2014
Survey shows organic egg retail prices vary by a staggering 500 percent

A survey just released by the Organic Research Centre (ORC) quotes huge differences in the prices paid in England for organic eggs. The survey was ...


1 July 2014
RSPCA concedes all out ban may not happen

A senior scientist with the RSPCA appears to have conceded that a complete ban on beak trimming may not be able to go ahead as planned in 2016. Mia...


1 July 2014
Isotope fingerprint complete

Scientists working to create isotope fingerprints of all egg production in the United Kingdom say they now have a complete picture of the country. ...


1 July 2014
Director of Policy Report July 2014

As expected the number of hens placed on free range units reached record levels this month, topping 15.5m birds for the first time according to the BE...


1 July 2014
Chairman's Comment July 2014

Thank you to all who have written to their MP about the review on beak trimming. But there are still a number of producers who have not. I cannot stre...


24 June 2014
Why are free range eggs so charitable?

There’s no punch line... Zoe Kay finds out why the relationship between egg producers and charities has been so successful. The concept of charity egg...


20 June 2014
Honouring the best in the free range egg business

The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) is looking for retailers, farmers and food businesses that have made a real difference to th...


6 June 2014
DEFRA report shows egg production increase

Total output from egg farming was up by more than eight per cent in 2013, according to figures released by the Department for Environment, Food and Ru...


6 June 2014
Supermarket breakfast discounts hit egg prices

Leading British supermarkets appear to have embarked on an increasingly savage price war in an attempt to win back customers from the growing discount...


28 May 2014
Feed Mill June 2014

UK May wheat futures have expired, July wheat futures have only about 1200 lots (120,000t) so are largely irrelevant, so the only UK wheat futures con...


28 May 2014
Director of Policy Report June 2014

The beak trimming (proposed) ban has been on everyone’s lips since last month’s Ranger revealed the breakdown of a second flock in the Government’s be...


28 May 2014
Chairman's Comment June 2014

What a busy month this has been! Firstly it was great to see so many of you on our stand over the two days at The Pig and Poultry Fair and to put a fa...


27 May 2014
Bill Broody - June 2014

Meeting producers I have not seen for a while at the Pig and Poultry Show in Stoneleigh the strength of feeling about the beak tipping ban was alarmin...


27 May 2014
Association makes call to delay beak trim ban

The British Free Range Egg Producers' Association (BFREPA) says the Government should now rule out the possibility of banning beak trimming in 2016. ...


22 May 2014
Competition probe into egg processing takeover

Noble Foods' take-over of Manton's egg processing plants is being investigated by the United Kingdom's competition authorities. Noble announced ear...


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