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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...


3 December 2014
New chairman elected

The British Free Range Egg Producers’ Association (BFREPA) has a new chairman, following the election of Myles Thomas to the association’s top positio...


3 December 2014
Association calls for decisive lockdowns in future AI outbreaks

Leading figures in the free range egg industry want the United Kingdom to take much more decisive action against avian influenza outbreaks. They ra...


19 November 2014
Movement restrictions lifted in Yorkshire AI zone

Movement licences were set to be issued to egg producers in the Yorkshire avian influenza zone today as authorities confirmed that there had been no n...


18 November 2014
AI outbreak in duck breeding unit confirmed as H5N8

Test results show that the avian influenza that has broken out in Yorkshire is the same strain as the one involved in outbreaks in Germany and the Net...


17 November 2014
Producers urged to maintain high levels of bio-security as duck breeding unit struck by AI

Part of Yorkshire has been sealed off and restrictions put in place following an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza on a duck breeding farm...


6 November 2014
Glenrath welcomes no vote

John Campbell, chairman of Glenrath Farms, has expressed his relief that Scottish voters rejected independence in September’s referendum. Despite t...


6 November 2014
Breakthrough of the Year increases market share one year on

BFREPA’s ‘2013 Break Through of the Year Business’, The Tom Barron Group - has made ground breaking progress with its French Novogen Brown layer, incr...


6 November 2014
White is the new brown!

Noble Foods has now launched its white eggs full time onto the market after a successful trial last Christmas. The company trialled white eggs with...


6 November 2014
Freedom Food gets rebranded as RSPCA Assured

The chairman of the British Free Range Egg Producers’ Association (BFREPA) has welcomed an announcement that Freedom Food is to be rebranded as RSPCA ...


6 November 2014
One million mark for Eggs for Soldiers

Eggs For Soldiers is raising a toast to celebrate hitting the £1 million mark, where money will be donated to the charity Help For Heroes. Since the b...


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