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United Kingdom | 21 September 2015
Carlisle planners give go ahead for chicken farm

This new building will provide accommodation for free range birds where they will be able to produce eggs. It will be built at land near Moorhouse and Hosket Hill, outside Carlisle. Members of t...


United Kingdom | 21 September 2015
"Council 'has done me over' on £1m free range eggs plant"

A farmer claims he has been "done over" by East Riding Council after seeing his plans for a £1m free-range egg production unit refused by councillors. Chris Kirkwood said he believed council planni...


United Kingdom | 17 September 2015
How is the poultry industry overcoming campylobacter?

Earlier this year the poultry industry faced by a food poisoning scandal - nearly 75% of all supermarket chickens were found to be infected with the UK's most common cause of food poisoning, campyloba...


United Kingdom | 15 September 2015
Eggs are here to stay

Guys. How many eggs have you had today? Seriously. I've had like four. I can't escape them. Eggs are everywhere thanks to some sort of perfect storm between the hipster foodies and the health freaks (...


United Kingdom | 13 August 2015
Lithuanian migrants trafficked to UK egg farms sue 'worst gangmaster ever'

A group of Lithuanian migrants who were trafficked to work in farms producing eggs for high street brands are suing a Kent-based gangmaster operation and its directors, in the first case of a UK compa...


United Kingdom | 10 August 2015
‘This one-of-a-kind job is just egg-cellent!’

A former business and IT college student who got a job as a farm hand just by chance now looks after 14,000 hens – and he says he can’t imagine doing anything else. Sam Waite, 24, has been managing...


United Kingdom | 10 August 2015
Consumption at the breakfast table up by 10% in past year - or at least 363,000 more eggs each day

It inspired one of the country’s most memorable advertising slogans. Now almost 60 years after Tony Hancock first urged Britons to ‘go to work on an egg’, it seems the modern generation is increasi...


United Kingdom | 7 August 2015
The prime suspect in the case of the disappearing eggs

We have a mystery playing out at Shoogly Towers. Sadly, it won’t make a case for the brilliant Mr Sherlock Holmes. The game, sadly, won’t be afoot any time soon in the chook run, Watson. What we ne...


United Kingdom | 6 August 2015
150,000-bird Shropshire poultry farm to double in size

A 150,000-bird poultry farm will double in size after being granted planning permission from council chiefs. Three new sheds will be built at Meadlowland in Sleap, near Wem, which will allow the ve...


United Kingdom | 5 August 2015
Chicken owners shocked after bird lays 'one in a billion' round egg

Chicken owners were shocked when their bird laid a perfectly round egg - a chance they believe is one in a billion. The Wilson family, who own 10 chickens, and have kept poultry for five years, sai...


United Kingdom | 4 August 2015
Poultry is UK's most inflation-proof meat, ONS data reveals

Data reveals that poultry prices have risen at an average rate of 1.6% per annum over the past 27 year


United Kingdom | 30 July 2015
Study launched into feeding live insects to broiler chickens

A Dutch farmers’ co-operative with operations in the UK is looking into the merits of feeding live insects to broilers as a source of protein. ForFarmers, which took over UK feed firm BOCM Pauls in...


United Kingdom | 27 July 2015
Eggs explode and firefighters called after eggs left overheated at Woodfield Close, Cheriton

Eggs in a kitchen exploded when they were left overheated. The contents splattered the walls and floor after the water in the boiling pan evaporated. And firefighters had to get into the propert...


United Kingdom | 23 July 2015
Emley Show cancels poultry and egg section after Lancashire bird flu scare

An avian flu scare in Lancashire has hit the forthcoming Emley Show. Organisers of the top agricultural show have made the decision to cancel the poultry and egg section. A spokesperson said: “W...


United Kingdom | 20 July 2015
Bid to cut chicken poisoning

East Northamptonshire Council is supporting the Food Standards Agency’s campaign to reduce levels of campylobacter on shop-bought chicken. The FSA estimates that about 280,000 cases of food poisoni...


United Kingdom | 17 July 2015
Paragon helps Noble Foods deliver 72 million eggs a week

Noble Foods, supplier of fresh eggs to the UK’s major retailers, has selected Paragon Software Systems’ Integrated Fleets planning solution as its strategic modelling tool of choice. The Paragon so...


United Kingdom | 16 July 2015
British Pig & Poultry Fair 2016 opens to new exhibitors in two weeks

Businesses wishing to gain first-time exhibitor access to next year’s British Pig & Poultry Fair will be able to apply for stand space from August 1, once repeat exhibitors have exercised their right ...


United Kingdom | 15 July 2015
Big egg suppliers dish out a tasty £16 million dividend in spite of falling profits

The duo behind Britain’s biggest egg supplier have received a cracking £16 million dividend, in spite of falling profits. Noble Foods, whose egg brands include the Happy Egg Company and Big and Fre...


United Kingdom | 15 July 2015
Egg producer Fridays Ltd to host public exhibition as chicken farm battle in Horsmonden rages on

Egg producer Fridays Ltd is inviting incensed villagers to a public exhibition on controversial proposals for chicken farm the size of 53 football pitches in Horsmonden. Feathers were flying when p...


United Kingdom | 15 July 2015
Sunrise Poultry Farms plans to grow business by 20%

A Leicestershire poultry farm is aiming to grow its egg packing and turnover by 20 per cent after investing in new machinery. Sunrise Poultry Farms, of Sileby, has invested in a £1.4 million machin...


United Kingdom | 15 July 2015
Northern Irish poultry farmers urged to be vigilant after outbreak of bird flu in England

Northern Irish poultry farmers are being urged to be vigilant after an outbreak of avian flu in England. The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in England established a Protection an...


United Kingdom | 13 July 2015
Cheap U.S. chicken leaves Indian poultry farmers in a flap

Indians could be enjoying an abundance of cheap American chicken legs and wings within a year. After losing an appeal against the U.S at a World Trade Organization appellate body last month, Indian...


United Kingdom | 13 July 2015
Bird flu confirmed at Lancashire farm

A case of H7N7 bird flu has been confirmed at a poultry farm in Lancashire, the government has said. All birds at the farm in Goosnargh, Preston, are being humanely culled, the Department for Envir...


United Kingdom | 10 July 2015
Poultry farmers raise the alarm over smugglers' activities

Poultry farmers in the country have raised the alarm over activities of smugglers. The farmers noted that this heinous acts are negatively affecting their businesses and the nation’s economy as a who...


United Kingdom | 9 July 2015
Fresh fight against planned Sandy Lane poultry farm on outskirts of Melton

Protestors have vowed to renew their fight against a proposed poultry farm on the outskirts of Melton after an appeal was lodged against the borough council’s decision to refuse it. Agrinvest want ...


United Kingdom | 7 July 2015
Can you save one of 24,000 chickens in a Chicken Run-style escape?

The 24,000 birds at Betty's Farm, in Willington, will be dispatched at the end of August if people do not come forward to adopt them, and the chickens will then be used in pies, soup and dog food. ...


United Kingdom | 3 July 2015
Devon chicken farmer, 68, turns cannabis farmer because drugs 'make more money'

A Devon chicken farmer caught growing cannabis has told a court he turned to drug dealing because it was more profitable than rearing animals. Edward James admitted growing cannabis plants worth £1...


United Kingdom | 3 July 2015
Brafferton poultry shed blaze kills 4,000 pheasants

A blaze which ripped through two poultry sheds has killed 4,000 pheasants. Fire crews from Boroughbridge, Easingwold, Thirsk and Ripon fought to save the birds at Brafferton in North Yorkshire at 0...


United Kingdom | 1 July 2015
Grantham’s Moy Park part of $1.5 billion sale to world’s biggest poultry company

The owners of Moy Park, one of Grantham’s biggest employers, have agreed to sell the poultry processing company to the largest in the world, JBS. Moy Park employs more than 1,000 people at its Gran...


United Kingdom | 30 June 2015
'Space' mission launched at World Egg Throwing Championships

Egg throwers and amateur radio enthusiasts have joined forces in a bid to launch an egg into "space". Eggsplorer-1 was launched at the 10th annual World Egg Throwing Championships held at Swaton in...