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13 January 2016
PREVIEW 2016: Organic has reason to be optimistic for the year ahead

Both the Soil Association and Organic Farmers & Growers (OFG) say the organic egg sector has reason to be optimistic in the year ahead, although both ...


13 January 2016
PREVIEW 2016: Rearers and breeders strive to improve bird performance and management

Pullet rearers are continuing to work on producing birds that are easier to manage, says Steve Carlyle of Country Fresh Pullets. The Government rec...


13 January 2016
PREVIEW 2016: Free range growth set to continue in Scotland

Producers and packers in Scotland are reporting the same huge demand for free range eggs north of the border as traders are reporting south of the bor...


13 January 2016
PREVIEW 2016: Discounting, market growth and caution dominate packers new year message

Producer and packer L J Fairburn & Son expects demand for free range eggs to continue growing over the next 12 months. The Lincolnshire-based compa...


13 January 2016
PREVIEW 2016: Free range growth in processing set to continue during 2016

The managing director of one of Britain’s leading egg processing companies says he expects to see a continued switch from cage to free range eggs in t...


13 January 2016
PREVIEW 2016: Organic supplies continue to challenge feed mills

Plentiful supplies of cereals should mean good news on feed prices in the year ahead for free range egg producers. But the next 12 months could be cha...


13 January 2016
PREVIEW 2016: Monkey see, monkey do!

Concerns continue to grow that the free range egg market could slip into oversupply, but egg traders think it will be some time before supplies outstr...


11 January 2016
AI detected on Dunfermline broiler breeder unit

Vets dealing with an outbreak of avian influenza on a Scottish poultry farm say that the virus has been identified as a mild strain of H5N1. Restri...


7 January 2016
Compassion in World Farming criticises beak trim report

The animal welfare group Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) has told The Ranger that a failure to address the issue of beak trimming could damage the ...


18 December 2015
Insurance and levy set to protect poultry industry

An industry-wide levy to cover clean-up costs and more extensive housing orders for free range birds were two of the priorities outlined to the Ranger...


17 December 2015
£125 of free secondary cleansing and disinfection cover for members

The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) has struck a ground-breaking deal to provide its members with avian influenza insurance. ...


11 December 2015
Demand outstrips funds for Welsh Government grants

Officials have confirmed huge demand for Welsh Government grants that have been made available to free range egg producers. Demand for money from t...


8 December 2015
Shell egg consumption rises by twenty per cent in just seven years

New analysis carried out for Lion shows that shell egg consumption has increased by as much as 20 per cent over the last seven years. The analysis,...


27 November 2015
'Countryfile' star Adam Henson presents awards at British Free Range Egg Conference

The cream of Britain’s free range egg producers were honoured in the annual awards of the British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA). No...


26 November 2015
Government says 'No' to beak trimming ban

Farming minister George Eustice has said that a ban on beak trimming will not be introduced in the UK from January 2016. NFU chief poultry adviser ...


26 November 2015
Bird flu detected in France

France, the European Union's biggest agricultural producer, reported its first outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus in eight years after detecti...


20 November 2015
Investment in new technology to increase efficiency and capacity at Hy-Line hatchery

Increased capacity and the installation of innovative new technology will result from investment of nearly a million pounds at Hy-Line UK over the nex...


13 November 2015
Producer speaks out about devastating impact of avian influenza

The owner of a Lancashire egg business devastated by an outbreak of avian influenza has spoken about the effect on himself and his business. Dave S...


4 November 2015
Farming Minister George Eustice discusses impending beak trim decision

Farming Minister George Eustice told poultry industry leaders that he could make no decision on beak trimming until he received the report of an advis...


2 November 2015
Influential Parliamentary committee chairman expects Government to defer beak trim ban

The chairman of an influential Parliamentary committee says he does not expect the Government to go ahead with a ban on the use of beak trimming. A...


26 October 2015
Award winning egg producer plans to double flock size

Free range egg producer James Baxter is looking to double the number of birds on his family farm near Stranraer in the West of Scotland. James, who...


23 October 2015
Research underway at Auburn to control AI in poultry feeds

Pathogen control specialist Anitox has confirmed that studies are underway, jointly funded by the US Poultry and Egg Association, designed to offer cr...


19 October 2015
Are we better than the Americans, just plain lucky, complacent - or a combination of all three?!

“The US poultry industry operated according to a standard of structural and operational biosecurity incapable of protecting flocks from the introducti...


16 October 2015
Spanish egg market in financial crisis

Financial crisis and falling consumption have resulted in the collapse of the Spanish egg market, according to the leader of the country’s egg produce...


16 October 2015
Scientists investigate the health benefits of high protein diets in pregnancy

Scientists are investigating whether a diet of eggs could improve the long-term health of pregnant women and their children.Scientists are investigati...


16 October 2015
Grants could force a financial crisis in the egg industry

A leading free range egg producer has warned that Welsh Government grants could result in the egg industry suffering the same financial crisis as the ...


16 October 2015
Animal Health Organisation warns of ‘Perfect Biological Storm’

A leading figure in the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has warned that the egg industry is facing a “perfect biological storm.” Dr Bria...


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