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25 February 2013
Urban foxes 'dumped in the countryside'

Urban foxes, which have been responsible for a number of attacks on young children, are apparently being trapped in major cities and dumped in the cou...


18 February 2013
Reducing feather pecking: An objective assessment

A team at Bristol University, lead by Prof. Christine Nicol are busily helping free range egg producers. Their aim is ‘to reduce the risk of feather p...


14 February 2013
Sainsbury's launch pharmaceutical farm survey

A number of free range egg producers who supply eggs for Sainbury's have been informed that the supermarket chain is conducting a survey of pharmaceut...


6 February 2013
Poultry producers need access to a sustainable protein source

“Feed costs are a key element to the profitability of a poultry unit. The price of wheat and soya has rocketed and we need to reach a point where poul...


4 February 2013
When your Non-GM products contain GM - Supermarkets must act!

The row over the enforced use of non-GM feed in the poultry sector is likely to come to a head this year. High protein (hipro) soya meal typically ...


1 February 2013
Egg producers call on major retailers to abandon Non-GM rule

Roger Gent, chairman of the British Free Range Egg Producers' Association (BFREPA), is calling on major retailers to abandon the requirement for egg p...


17 January 2013
Co-op deny u-turn on cage eggs

The Co-op has dismissed a rumour that it was about to re-introduce cage eggs to the shelves of its stores. Eggs in Co-op branches have been wholly ...


17 January 2013
BFREPA and the NFU: Helping producers through difficult times

The British Free Range Egg Producers' Association (BFREPA) is aiming to boost sales of free range eggs in 2013 by funding a new promotional campaign. ...


16 January 2013
Director of Policy report - 16th January 2013

My current priority is to build cross-industry support for the Bristol University beak tipping trials. The concept of finding ‘promissory notes’ t...


16 January 2013
Feed Mill - January 2013

Selling coals to Newcastle? A phrase indicating a pointless action or brilliant salesmanship, because by the time this maxim was coined in 1538, Newca...


16 January 2013
Bill Broody - January 2013

On Christmas Eve an email landed in my inbox, which indicated just how much hard work BFREPA has to do during 2013. The email was a letter address...


16 January 2013
Organic eggs 'still declining'

Recent statistics indicate that demand for organic eggs is still declining. Figures compiled by Kantar Worldpanel for the 52 week period up to Oct...


16 January 2013
January 2013 - Chairman's Comment

What a year and for some 2012 cannot end too soon. At the start of the year we had the enforced ban on caged production, which put the whole Europe...


16 January 2013
Producers unlikely to see cost cuts in 2013

Egg producers are unlikely to enjoy any respite from rising input costs in the year ahead, with feed prices, in particular, expected to put the squeez...


14 January 2013
Humphrey Feeds Commodity Market Report - 14th January 2013

The minutes of the US Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) showed that several members were no longer in favour of QE. This committee makes the key de...


13 January 2013
Changes to Lion code will help producers switch packers

Egg producers may find it easier to switch packers in future following a decision that the Ranger understands was taken recently by the British Egg In...


4 January 2013
What does 2013 hold for free range producers?

Britain's biggest free range egg producer has warned that the free range egg sector needs to keep control of bird numbers to prevent supplies of eggs ...


4 January 2013
Eggs could improve health of unborn babies

Mothers could improve the health of their unborn babies by eating eggs during pregnancy, according to new scientific research. A research team in t...


18 December 2012
Director of Policy report - 18th December 2012

Since the conference, the Chairman of the All Party Group for Pigs and Poultry, Neil Parish, has announced that the Group intends to publish a report ...


18 December 2012
Bill Broody - December 2012

Having just returned from BFREPA’s AGM I must say I found the day to be a bit like the ‘ curates egg’. You know -some good bits some bad bits. I e...


18 December 2012
December 2012 - Chairman's Comment

As your newly elected chairman I would like to thank all of you who attended The BFREPA Conference for coming, and that the new venue at The Nation...


28 November 2012
BFREPA/Elanco Egg Producer of the Year Awards

A couple who were honoured with the BFREPA/Elanco Egg Producer of the Year Award by the British Free Range Egg Producers' Association (BFREPA) were de...


26 November 2012
Humphrey Feeds Commodity Report - 26th November 2012

Over the past few weeks, several bearish fears have dominated the grain trade: • The fiscal cliffs • The EU budget (CAP reform) and economic outlo...


20 November 2012
Higher feed prices here to stay says poultry chairman

The chairman of the British Poultry Council (BPC), John Reed, has warned that higher feed prices are here to stay. His warning came during a speec...


15 November 2012
Hospital food welfare 'shocking' says survey

Eggs, chicken and pork served in English hospitals are produced from animals reared in only basic welfare conditions, according to a survey published ...


11 November 2012
Humphrey Feeds Commodity Report - 11th November 2012

UK wheat prices pushed contract high even higher throughout this week as May futures blasted through the previous psychological record of £222/t (22 A...


3 November 2012
Bill Broody - November 2012

I note with interest that American packers have been fined for price fixing. Surely this is something the supermarkets here should be paying attentio...


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