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3 December 2013
Grocery report - November 2013

In an effort to counter slowing sales growths since the summer, the major supermarkets are spending more on TV and press advertising for Christmas the...


3 December 2013
Lifetime achievement award for a ‘true gentleman trader’

Free range egg producers have paid tribute to one of the egg industry's most distinguished figures - the former operations planning manager with Noble...


2 December 2013
Chairman's Comment: December 2013

What a full on month! If the AGM was not enough then we had the press to deal with. With a statement being made that “Enriched cages, which have repla...


2 December 2013
Director of Policy Report: December 2013

The media storm which followed the briefing at the Science Media Centre on 12 November was a wake-up call to us all. Within minutes of the briefing I...


2 December 2013
Free range booms as consumers reject cages

Intensive production offers the highest level of hen welfare, says Elwyn Griffiths, director of Oaklands Farm Eggs and chairman of the British Egg Pro...


22 November 2013
Cost of production higher than ever

Roger Gent, chairman of the British Free Range Egg Producers' Association, has said that supermarkets and packers should resist reducing egg prices fo...


19 November 2013
UK free range egg production welfare standards amongst some of the best in the world

Despite the hype this week where comments from a conference about intensive farming were taken out of context, it is worth pointing out that UK free r...


18 November 2013
Bill Broody: November 2013

Halloween is the night that according to Celtic tradition, ghosts and spirits roam around the country. I was never one that took this seriously before...


4 November 2013
Printing costs and equipment handed over to producers

Egg producers supplying Noble Foods will in future have to pick up the bill for on-farm egg stamping after the packer decided it would no longer pay p...


4 November 2013
Director of Policy Report: November 2013

One of the greatest responsibilities of my work for the British Free Range Egg Producers Association is to make sure that all free range eggs marked a...


4 November 2013
Chairman's Comment: November 2013

Yet another busy month with BFREPA being represented at all major meetings concerning our industry. BTAG meeting by the time you read this will have m...


4 November 2013
Non-Lion egg producers denied use of passport scheme

Poultry passports will only be issued to Lion egg producers in future following a decision by the British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) to restrict thei...


4 November 2013
BFREPA take the lead in the fight against egg fraud

The British Free Range Egg Producers' Association (BFREPA) is on the verge of a deal with a testing company to uncover foreign eggs being sold as Brit...


17 October 2013
Director of Policy Report: October 2013

The discovery of Dutch pork in a Tesco pack labelled ‘British’ on 16 September may become one of those ground breaking events which could change the r...


17 October 2013
Chairmans Comment: October 2013

First I must thank the Minister for his support and prompt action in overturning The House of Commons decision to ban British eggs and use imported li...


17 October 2013
Bill Broody: October 2013

As I sit and write this, the country is enjoying a late September sunny and warm period - makes you feel that everything is rosy and bright in ones' w...


14 October 2013
EU backs down on perching

The European Union seems to have backed down in a row with Westminster over free range perching regulations. Earlier this year the European Commiss...


14 October 2013
Cage ban made little difference to the lives of laying hens - Soil Association

The European Union's ban on the use of battery cages has made little difference to the lives of many laying hens, according to the Soil Association. ...


14 October 2013
Trade agreement that allows battery eggs into the UK 'morally wrong'

Mark Williams, chief executive of the British Egg Industry Council (BEIC), says it is "morally wrong" that battery eggs outlawed under European Union ...


10 October 2013
Members get sneak preview of new free range consumer site

Fast expanding packer and producer L J Fairburn & Son is the latest firm to throw its weight behind a national initiative to promote free range eggs. ...


30 September 2013
House of Commons U-turn to include British vaccinated flocks

The House of Commons has moved to avoid another embarrassing rift with egg producers following its earlier omelette-gate row. Both the United Kingd...


30 September 2013
It's a free range market as producers breathe again

Competition appears to be increasing in the free range egg market, with contracts changing hands, some packers looking for new producers and suggestio...


12 September 2013
Diagnostic Sampling- the where when and why!

Your flock have taken a turn for the worse, egg production has dropped, egg quality is poor or mortality has increased- what do you do? For most, t...


12 September 2013
UK installation for new breed of multi-tier unit

The first of a new breed of Vencomatic multi-tier units to be installed in the United Kingdom are currently under construction on a farm in Dumfries a...


12 September 2013
Campaigners call for boycott of Queensland eggs as stocking density is increased to 10,000/hectare

Animal welfare campaigners have called on consumers to boycott eggs produced in the Australian state of Queensland after local politicians agreed to a...


12 September 2013
Chairmans Comment: September 2013

Since my last report I hoped things would slow down as people go away for their holidays and farmers try to get on with harvest, far from it. Our Vice...


12 September 2013
Directory of Policy Report: September 2013

We are now feeling the full force of the market disruption caused by the EU cage ban of January 2012 as overproduction from new colony units is impact...


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