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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...


5 March 2014
Enriched eggs tackle hormone deficiencies

An experimental initiative making use of enriched eggs has, apparently, been highly successful in tackling the effects of severe hormone deficiency. ...


5 March 2014
Research suggest eggs may improve reflexes

A nutrient found in eggs may well save your life - or perhaps someone else's in certain circumstances. An amino acid called tyrosine, which is foun...


5 March 2014
BFREPA reiterates opposition to beak tip ban

The British Free Range Egg Producers' Association (BFREPA) has reiterated its opposition to a complete ban on beak trimming in a submission to a group...


5 March 2014
Packers follow Noble lead and cut producer prices

A string of other packing companies have followed Noble Foods in announcing cuts in the price they pay their egg producers. Fridays, Glenrath Farms...


4 March 2014
Sainsbury's reject retender rumours

Rumours that the supermarket group Sainsbury's was preparing to re-tender part of a shell egg contract lost by Noble Foods are not true, according to ...


29 January 2014
Famous faces line up to support British Eggs

A collection of famous faces will be helping to promote eggs in one way or another over the coming year, with both the British Free Range Egg Producer...


29 January 2014
Sainsbury's Farming Award for Best Carbon Footprint won by Trevor Sellers

Free range egg producer Trevor Sellers has been recognised for the environmentally friendly way in which he runs his egg business. Trevor, who is b...


28 January 2014
Potters Poultry celebrate 50th annivesary year

2014 will be a special year for Potters Poultry as it approaches its 50th anniversary in September. Olivia Potter, Farms Director, and granddaughter o...


17 December 2013
Bill Broody: January 2014

To quote a French philosopher, ‘the future is not what it used to be’. And so it is with the egg market. After three turbulent and unpredictable years...


14 December 2013
Director of Policy Report: January 2014

Last month I wrote that three lessons emerged from the media scares in the Mail, Times, Telegraph and BBC: one, we need to engage more with the scienc...


14 December 2013
Chairman's Comment: January 2014

Just before the AGM we launched four training courses, two on pullet rearing and two on bird health. We have had some help with funding to reduce the ...


14 December 2013
More packers in 2014 could bring unwanted consequences

More new packing companies are likely to spring up during the coming year. That is the view of Steve Carlyle of Country Fresh Pullets, who told the Ra...


14 December 2013
Free range egg contracts on offer do not reflect reality

Egg broker Barry Jackson is concerned that the free range egg market could become overcooked later in the year unless producers tread very carefully. ...


14 December 2013
Egg consumption expected to rise in 2014

The British Egg Industry Council is looking for a significant increase in egg consumption in the United Kingdom in the coming year. BEIC chief exec...


3 December 2013
Award recognises outstanding contribution to the poultry industry

Jeff Vergerson, former vice chairman and current council member of the British Free Range Egg Producers' Association, has been named British Poultry C...


3 December 2013
Free range row as Government Minister attacks Australian free range market

A row has flared up over an outbreak of avian influenza in Australia after a Government minister claimed that free range egg production could lead to ...


3 December 2013
Government accused of 'hypocrisy' in egg procurement row

National Farmers Union (NFU) president Peter Kendall has accused the Government of hypocrisy in its procurement policy following the recent omelette-g...


3 December 2013
BFREPA 'right to be concerned about beak tip ban'

The British Free Range Egg Producers' Association (BFREPA) says that reports of cannibalism amongst layers in the Bristol beak trimming trial show tha...


3 December 2013
Lion introduces 'get tough' policy

Lion is introducing a new 'get tough' policy in an updated version of its code, with immediate expulsion for packers caught handling non-Lion eggs and...


3 December 2013
Egg Market Report November 2013

The UK egg market is now valued at £872m and continues to grow by 3.3% value and 0.1% volume. However, in the past three months we have witnessed f...


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