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13 March 2015
Fancy a drink?

Commercial breeds of poultry, in common with most poultry vets and many poultry keepers, like a drink! Adult laying hens in full production drink o...


11 March 2015
Marks and Spencer market double yolker packs

Marks & Spencer is marketing boxes of guaranteed double yolk eggs as part of a high value offer to its customers. The retail giant put its British ...


9 March 2015
Discussions needed as AI warnings fall short

An outbreak of avian influenza in Hampshire in February was identified using a trial ‘test for exclusion’ system that is due to be reviewed next month...


9 March 2015
Flight to fright - MOD compensation pays out

The Ministry of Defence paid out more than £20,000 in compensation to British egg producers last year for losses caused by low flying. Payments to ...


9 March 2015
BFREPA isotope testing protects members interests

The British Free Range Egg Producers’ Association (BFREPA) has begun a programme of egg testing using a new isotope fingerprinting technique. BFREP...


9 March 2015
Is free range heading for the perfect storm?

The January edition of The Ranger was full of market analysis and predications for the coming year. The volume of free range egg production increased ...


16 February 2015
Bill Broody - February 2015

Supermarket relationships with suppliers are under the spotlight again with the news that the Grocery Trade adjudicator under the leadership of Christ...


16 February 2015
Feed Mill - February 2015

The January USDA report came and went, almost without a squeak. The funds had been betting that the USDA would reduce the maize and soya acreage in li...


16 February 2015
Exploring the benefits of multi-tier pullet rearing

Multi-tier aviary laying systems have become increasingly popular over the last few years with several types being adopted within the barn and free-ra...


16 February 2015
TV chefs focus on pullet eggs

Organic egg producer Susie Macmillan appears to have sparked pent-up demand for pullet eggs after she went on television to reveal how the small eggs ...


16 February 2015
Vet warns on antibiotic use

Poultry farmers will have to find ways of combating disease in their poultry with less use of antibiotics in the future. That is the view of leading v...


16 February 2015
New brands expected to combat fall in profits

The Scottish producer and packer Farmlay Eggs saw profits fall by nearly 40 per cent in the last financial year, but the company is still pressing ahe...


16 February 2015
Time needed to evaluate interventions

With a decision due this year on whether the Government should go ahead with a ban on beak trimming, Charlie Stephenson, a free range egg producer who...


16 February 2015
Volunteers needed in second quality egg study

The British Free Range Egg Producers’ Association (BFREPA) is appealing for volunteers to take part in a study on seconds. The study, which has now...


16 February 2015
More retailers lower egg prices in battle for consumers

The German discount supermarket Aldi has responded to the launch of Asda’s New Year price war by cutting its own egg prices still further. As we re...


16 February 2015
Policy Director Report - February 2015

It has now been over a month since Defra lifted movement restrictions around the Infected Premises (IP) following the H5N8 AI outbreak in Yorkshire. S...


16 February 2015
Chairman's Comment February 2015

We are almost at the end of January and yesterday’s news was all about the general election being only 100 days away. Normally this wouldn’t really ha...


23 January 2015
Feed Mill - January 2015

It is that Christmas/New Year time when normal conventions are suspended, constraints relaxed and the alcohol flows a little more freely. So it is ti...


23 January 2015
Bill Broody - January 2015

The start of another year and another giant leap from crisis to crisis, such is the life of a free range producer. If we are not being attacked by mut...


23 January 2015
Housing and equipment firms report strong sales

Reports from companies involved in poultry housing and equipment suggest there is strong demand from free range egg producers looking to increase capa...


23 January 2015
Vaccination burden could impact on layers performance

Pullet rearers are warning free range producers that the increasing burden of vaccinations will inevitably impact on the performance of laying birds u...


23 January 2015
New Year concerns of shortages to surpluses

Fears that the egg shortages of 2014 could turn into surpluses in 2015 have been expressed by a number of producers, packers and traders in the egg in...


23 January 2015
Larger sheds needed to improve efficiency

Lincolnshire-based producer and packer L J Fairburn & Son believes 2015 will be another good year for free range eggs. Brand and sales director Sar...


23 January 2015
Oversupply warning in a potentially prosperous 2015

Stonegate director Chris Ramsey thinks 2015 could be another good year for the free range egg sector, although he has raised slight concerns about the...


23 January 2015
Strong demand in a growing market

Noble Foods director Tom Willings believes that 2015 could be a good year for egg producers, with consumer demand continuing to rise and margins on th...


23 January 2015
Policy Director Report - January 2015

At this time of year most industry commentators and analysts review 2014 and look forward to prospects for 2015. I am more than usually nervous of doi...


23 January 2015
Chairman's Comment January 2015

Well what a Christmas - one that I will not forget for many reasons! But more than any other was the arrival of our first child Arabella on the 17th o...


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