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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...


16 October 2015
The German egg industry has put a figure on the cost to producers of banning the use of beak trimming in layer flocks.

The German egg industry has put a figure on the cost to producers of banning the use of beak trimming in layer flocks. As reported previously in th...


9 October 2015
Politicians urged to do more to tackle rural crime

Politicians have been called on to do more to tackle rural crime after a national survey revealed a huge increase in the cost of crime in the countrys...


30 September 2015
Huge investment and expansion confirms Fairburn’s commitment to free range producers

Fast growing egg producer and packer L J Fairburn & Son is continuing to press ahead with huge investment, expansion and modernisation. Nearly 130,...


20 September 2015
Spent hen market collapses as AI outbreak blocks exports

The spent hen market has collapsed in the wake of the bird flu outbreak, with dealers struggling to find customers for meat that is piling up in cold ...


17 September 2015
Insurance companies increase their cover for AI clean-up

Insurance companies Scrutton Bland and Thompson and Richardon have increased the cover on their avian influenza insurance because of the high clean-up...


14 September 2015
Welsh grant scheme opens for free range egg producers

Millions of pounds of new grant aid is being made available to farmers for new free range egg production in Wales under a scheme jointly funded by the...


19 August 2015
UK initiative to co-ordinate worldwide research into avian diseases

Tackling bird flu will be one of the priorities of a new UK-led initiative to co-ordinate worldwide research into avian diseases. Britain’s Pirbrig...


14 August 2015
Freedom Food products doubled in 2014

The number of products carrying the Freedom Food label nearly doubled last year. Figures provided in the organisation’s annual report reveal that 1,8...


7 August 2015
Clean-up costs for avian influenza outbreak estimated to top £1m

Clean-up costs could run to as much as £10 per bird for egg producers whose layer units are hit by avian influenza. An outbreak of bird flu at Stav...


16 July 2015
'Test for exclusion' scheme to identify AI set to be continued

Hopes have been raised that the trial ‘test for exclusion’ scheme introduced to identify avian influenza could become permanent. The trial was due ...


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