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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...


5 November 2014
A series of challenges for new BFREPA chairman

When the Ranger visited Myles Thomas he was less than two months away from becoming chairman of BFREPA and only six weeks ago he had placed a flock in...


5 November 2014
Turnover and profits down at Fridays

Latest published accounts show that both turnover and profits were down at Fridays in 2013 following a surge in profitability during the previous 12 m...


5 November 2014
Freedom Food cover changes to include more flocks

A welfare standard extending the requirement for range cover to all laying flocks has now been introduced by the RSPCA. A requirement by Freedom Fo...


5 November 2014
BFREPA submits evidence to APPG

MPs looking into the pig and poultry sectors have been taking evidence from representatives of the United Kingdom’s egg industry during a series of me...


5 November 2014
Retailers and packers report increased demand for organic egg

New figures from the Soil Association appear to confirm anecdotal evidence that demand for organic eggs is picking up after a long period in the doldr...


5 November 2014
Feed Mill November 2014

For the last six months, this column has commented on the falling value of wheat from £171/t in April, to last month’s £113/T, and now wheat prices ar...


5 November 2014
Bill Broody November 2014

It’s that time here again on the farm when we say goodbye to yet another flock of hens. Always saddens me to see them go, despite the ups and down ...


5 November 2014
Chairman's Comment November 2014

Congratulations must go to David and Helen Brass and his team for winning the Farmers Weekly Poultry Farmer of the Year 2014. Their business ethos is ...


10 October 2014
Red mite vaccine trials ‘exciting’

A Scottish scientist has reported encouraging results in her search for a vaccine against red mite, although she says it could be 10 years before such...


10 October 2014
EU issues warning on cascading

European Union officials have warned that the cascading of eggs is not allowed under EU rules. The warning came after rumours circulated in the Uni...


9 October 2014
Family Team Scoops Up Major National Win

Lincolnshire family business, LJ Fairburn & Son has beaten major corporates to the top spot to be crowned winner of the IGD Business Transformation Aw...


7 October 2014
Are the lights going out on colony egg?

Glenrath Farms is converting some of its enriched cage units to barn production just two years after the enriched units were installed to comply with ...


7 October 2014
Feed Mill: October 2014

In the last five months of The Ranger, November wheat futures have been £149/t, £136/t, £128/t, £121/t, and now £113/t (as we write on 19th Sep), more...


7 October 2014
Bill Broody: October 2014

Cascading, the practice of downgrading the status of eggs to deal with the shortfall at packing centres or conveniently fill orders is up for debate a...


7 October 2014
Chairman's Comment October 2014

Last month the British Science Festival in Birmingham had a debate on “ Is Free-range Egg Production All It’s Cracked Up To Be?” which the media atten...


6 October 2014
Love Free Range Eggs campaign asks ‘how do you like your eggs?’

Free range egg farmers are urging the public to scramble, poach and boil their way through British Egg Week 2014. The mighty egg is being celebrat...


2 September 2014
Feed Mill September 2014

In the last four editions of the Ranger, the November wheat futures were £149/t, £136/t, £128/t and now £121/t, a fall of nearly £10 a month! The rate...


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