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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...


2 September 2014
Bill Broody September 2014

The issue of producer prices raises temperature and tempers again. The subtle unmistakeable leaking of messages suggesting that producers should expec...


2 September 2014
Director of Policy Report: September 2014

By the time you read this, you should have been made aware of the stories in the media about the number of trees that free range egg producers have pl...


2 September 2014
Chairman's Comment September 2014

With an outbreak of salmonella food poisoning effecting around 250 people being linked to eggs it is of major concern to all in the industry. While we...


2 September 2014
Mixed responses in recent round of price cuts

More packers have cut their producer prices following the recent decision by the United Kingdom’s biggest packing company, Noble Foods, to cut prices ...


2 September 2014
UK experts to provide scientific evidence in Australian free range trial

Australian competition authorities are seeking expert opinion from the United Kingdom in a case they are pursuing against egg producers in Western Aus...


23 August 2014
Salmonella linked to foreign eggs

A salmonella outbreak that has now affected nearly 250 people across the United Kingdom has been linked to foreign eggs. At the this current time t...


7 August 2014
Avian influenza - Just when you thought it had gone quiet!

It was too good to be true! Apart from a few sporadic cases across the Channel, it appeared that the avian influenza virus, capable of causing outbrea...


7 August 2014
Flying eggs become part of school experiment

The Lakes Free Range Egg Company went back to school earlier this month, with cases of eggs set to spark the imagination of primary school pupils atte...


7 August 2014
Perth hosts annual Scottish Egg Quality Awards

The top flight in the Scottish egg industry gathered at Murrayshall House Hotel, Perth, earlier this month to recognise accomplishments in egg quality...


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