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23 December 2003
Are you ready to code your eggs?

As the date for complying with the Jan 2004 egg coding legislation approaches, all Class A egg producers should by now have obtained registration form...


23 December 2003
Lion quality eggs back on TV

Next year will see a return to TV advertising for Lion quality eggs as part of a £2.5 million marketing campaign. The campaign will continue the succe...


23 December 2003
Feed mills must act on egg contamination

Hundreds of thousands of eggs a day are still being contaminated with antibiotics because of procedures at feed mills. The extent of the problem has b...


23 December 2003
Conference warning of over-supply

Picture: Andrew Joret Delegates gathered at the free range conference last month heard from the podium—not once but twice—that the free range marke...


23 December 2003
How John’s ‘tree range’ just grew and grew

Open pasture can be transformed into a tree covered, sheltered free range environment in less than 18 months. The remarkable speed of the change an...


23 December 2003
Fighter pilot lands in free range

Picture: The Lakes packing station David Brass entertained delegates at the free range conference with the story of how he went from RAF Harrier pi...


23 December 2003
Promoting free range earns Good Egg Award

Outstanding promotion of free range eggs has earned a family farming business a Good Egg Award and it is proof that there is still the opportunity to ...


23 November 2003
Top stores “cheat” vegetarians with cage eggs

Leading supermarkets have admitted that they are still using cage eggs in their own-brand vegetarian meals. And labelling is so vague that hundreds...


23 November 2003
Is ranging the key to the pecking menace?

The extent to which birds range could be a vital key to the causes of pecking, according to new research. The risk of pecking was reduced nine fold in...


23 November 2003
Can new print rules help stamp out imports?

New EU rules on egg stamping could put a new consumer focus on buying British according to Stonegate’s Michael Kent. The new regulations, which ar...


21 November 2003
Price rise may not be enough

Producers have welcomed the recent increase in egg price—which follows successful negotiations between packers and retailers—but there are fears that ...


23 November 2003
Sharing knowledge of the pecking problem

Producers, breeders, vets, feed advisors, scientists and welfarists have all been involved in a series of brain-storming sessions to try and learn mor...


7 November 2003
Valuable vaccination advice

Practical hints and tips on drinking water vaccination against salmonella in poultry, as well as detailed and technical information, are given in a ne...


30 October 2003
New Advisory Committee on Organic Standards

Ministers have established an Advisory Committee on Organic Standards (ACOS) as a successor to the United Kingdom Register of Organic Standards. The r...


29 October 2003
British Egg Week proves huge success

Widespread media coverage followed the launch of British Egg Week earlier this month, says the British Egg Information Service. This year’s promotion ...


28 October 2003
Producers get much-needed increase

The country’s two biggest egg packers – Deans Foods and Stonegate – have increased their producer price for free range eggs this week by over 3p a doz...


23 October 2003
Lion quality producers target health professionals

“Eat an Egg a Day” was the rallying cry given to delegates at the Community Practitioner and Health Visitor Association Conference last week. As a fol...


22 October 2003
Printer options for applying the farm code

From the 1st January 2004 it will be compulsory for producers of Class ‘A’ eggs within the EU to code their eggs with their new unique 9-digit farm co...


22 October 2003
New vaccine keeps Mycoplasma at bay

Mycoplasma can cause significant problems for poultry producers. Of the many species, Mycoplasma gallisepticum (M.g.) is the most important as far as ...


22 October 2003
4p increase needed now, says BFREPA

Picture: BFREPA chairman Tom Vesey In a meeting with the major packers BFREPA executives have spelled out the case for a four pence a dozen increas...


22 October 2003
Beak blunting trial shows early promise

As part of the Government’s response to a future ban on beak trimming Defra are currently funding trial work to discover whether a ‘beak blunting’ pro...


14 October 2003
Don't drop your salmonella guard, egg producers warned

Egg producers have been urged not to drop their guard as far as salmonella is concerned. "Eggs now have a healthy image and consumption is up by ni...


10 October 2003
Sainsbury’s to receive ‘Good Egg Award’

Sainsbury’s are delighted to learn that the British Free Range Egg Producers Association has nominated them for a ‘Good Egg Award’. The award will be ...


9 October 2003
Organic egg shortage is looming

The introduction of new EU standards threatens to create a major shortage of organic eggs. Changes to regulations covering feed, stocking rates an...


8 October 2003
Freshlay ends its egg marketing operation

Picture: Peter Dean, chairman of Deans Foods After a spell of seven years of direct marketing, Freshlay Foods - a subsidiary of WJ Watkins and Son ...


3 October 2003
Eating off the floor encourages intake

Traditional advice for setting the height of the chain feeder in a free range house has always been “level with the chickens’ back”, but in recent tim...


29 September 2003
The 2003 Conference puts focus on the farm

Cumbrian producer and packer David Brass, pictured here with wife Helen and daughters, will give delegates an insight into the demands of supplying s...


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