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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 ...


25 April 2014
Farming unions call on EU politicians to protect UK egg producers

Britain's farming unions are calling on European politicians to protect the country's egg producers in any European Union trade deals with other count...


25 April 2014
Happy egg have brand makeover

The happy egg have had a brand makeover, as part of the refresh, the happy egg co. has re-launched its website and is undergoing a packaging and ident...


25 April 2014
Industry must take a ‘stepwise approach’ to managing untrimmed flocks

An Austrian scientist who specialises in animal husbandry says it is possible to manage commercial laying flocks without the use of beak trimming. ...


25 April 2014
Conference told that supplies of GM soya are vital to egg producers

Former European Union agriculture commissioner Franz Fischler says that stopping imports of genetically modified soya would be catastrophic for Europe...


25 April 2014
Dutch producer questions sustainability of free range

A Dutch free range egg producer has publicly questioned whether or not keeping free range layers is sustainable in the long term because of the risks ...


25 April 2014
Consumers opposed to chick sexing policy

Nearly 90 per cent of consumers who took part in a study expressed opposition to the egg industry practice of killing day-old male chicks. The figu...


25 April 2014
Racing for Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance

L J Fairburn and Son Limited is raising valuable funds for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. A team of eight was racing from Risehol...


25 April 2014
Germans egg producers face insolvency as supermarkets discount

More than a third of German egg producers could be insolvent by October because of supermarket discounting, according to a leading figure in the Inter...


25 April 2014
McDonalds presents Global Sustainable Supply Award to Lakes

McDonald’s has just announced that the Lakes Free Range Egg Company is now a “2014 Best of Sustainable Supply” award winner, featuring in a report whi...


25 April 2014
Banking analyst predicts feed price falls

An analyst with a leading European bank says he expects feed prices to fall over the next year despite the recent rise in grain prices sparked by the ...


25 April 2014
Producer group discuss beak trimming amidst new revelations of injurious pecking outbreak in trials

Severe injurious pecking has broken out on another unit involved in the University of Bristol's current beak trimming trials. Scientists involved i...


25 April 2014
Director of Policy Report May 2014

News that organic eggs have been short on retailers’ shelves and that Noble are launching a Happy Egg Organic six-pack raises hope for the revival - ...


25 April 2014
Chairman's Comment May 2014

Last month I made a visit to a poultry farm where they produce and market all their own eggs. Four years ago they went into free range production to m...


17 April 2014
It's not all about chocolate eggs this Easter...

Eggs are an essential part of the Easter bank holiday weekend, but they don't have to be made of chocolate. That's the message from the British Fr...


15 April 2014
Wingham Primary pupils get hands-on with love Free Range Eggs 'Easter Extravaganza'

Pupils of a Kent primary school had some plucky visitors before Easter. Farmer Doug Wanstall took in a team of free range egg layers to meet the ch...


15 April 2014
JSR Services moves into renewable energy supported by Bowler Energy

Perth and Kinross-based Company, JSR Services are branching out into the Renewable Energy Sector acting as an agent for Bowler Energy, offering Wind T...


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