21 May 2018 | Online since 2003

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...


25 April 2014
Tending to the flock - Organic best practice

Attention to detail, innovative on-farm techniques and a passion for organic poultry has seen performance at Lawn Farm, Pewsey consistently high. T...


25 April 2014
New International Egg Foundation launched to help combat malnutrition in developing countries

A new charitable foundation, the International Egg Foundation (IEF) has been launched by the International Egg Commission during its IEC Business Conf...


25 April 2014
Use of medications in free range laying birds

A common misconception within the Free Range laying sector is that medicating the flock which is suffering from a current disease challenge is the an...


25 April 2014
New multi-tier system on show at Vencomatic open day

Birds housed in a new multi-tier system have been achieving improved feed conversion rates since the unit's introduction into the United Kingdom, acco...


25 April 2014
Tributes paid to former pullet specialist

Joice & Hill managing director Nick Bailey has paid tribute to Philip Martin, a former salesman with the company, who died recently. Philip, of Cul...


25 April 2014
Spent hen prices down

Egg producers who have been hit by a cut in producer prices and an upturn in feed costs because of the crisis in Ukraine now face falling prices for s...


25 April 2014
Profits and turnover up at Oakland Farm Eggs

Oaklands Farms Eggs has reported an increase in both profits and turnover in its latest set of full year accounts. Profits produced by the Shropshi...


25 April 2014
Happy egg organic launch ‘a positive step’ for recovery of organic

Noble Foods has given the organic egg sector a boost with the launch of an organic version of its happy egg brand. The egg market has proven stubbo...


25 April 2014
BEIC Monthly Update

Rodent control It is well known that controlling rodents is one of the three cornerstones to successful control of Salmonella on farms (the others be...


25 April 2014
Vending machine tackles egg thefts from honesty boxes

The introduction of a new vending machine to the United Kingdom from Germany could enable free range egg farmers to develop farm gate sales free from ...


Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsor


Bronze Sponsor

Trending Now