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14 August 2018
Numerous parties look at taking over failed egg business Blackdown Hills

A number of interested parties are looking at the possibility of taking on the failed business of Blackdown Hills Westcountry Eggs. The company cea...


14 August 2018
Egg producers call for 'desperately needed' price increase as feed costs surge

Free range egg producers have called for a "desperately needed" price increase as the cost of feed continues to rise, pushing some farmers to the brin...


13 August 2018
UK victims of German egg scandal compensated

Victims of a salmonella outbreak in the UK linked to German eggs will be awarded £275,000. A total of 28 people fell ill with sickness and diarrhoe...


9 August 2018
Pullet finance - new loan plan hatched to support egg producers

There are several challenges which farmers need to contend with, from tightening regulations to increased competition. But an often overlooked problem...


25 July 2018
Egg surpluses could affect supermarket contracts

A surplus of free range eggs on the UK market could affect supermarket contracts up for renewal in September, producers have been warned. In last m...


25 July 2018
Free range producers see price cut introduced by Stonegate

Some free range producers will see medium egg prices cut by as much as 10 pence per dozen as a result of reductions introduced by a cooperative. Eg...


24 July 2018
Risk of Newcastle Disease in UK increased following outbreaks in Europe

The government has raised the risk of Newcastle Disease occurring in the UK from low to medium, meaning an outbreak is "likely to occur". Several o...


21 July 2018
Farmer's lucerne pecking bales improves well being of layer flock

Free range egg producer Doug Wanstall says that providing his layers with lucerne pecking bales has improved the health and wellbeing off his birds. ...


9 July 2018
Farmers abandoning egg production due to aerial perching rules, BFREPA says

The association representing free range egg producers has warned Freedom Food that some farmers are abandoning egg production because they are finding...


2 July 2018
Egg industry sees threat of 'eggless' alternatives as a serious challenge

Food giant Arla says it has developed a calculator to show bakers how they could save money by using alternatives to eggs. Arla Foods Ingredients, ...


22 June 2018
Eggs contaminated with salmonella recalled in 11 German states

Eggs contaminated with salmonella have been recalled by the authorities in a number of German states. According to information on a German Governme...


22 June 2018
Farmer who mislabelled eggs ordered to pay back over £500,000

A Preston farmer who mislabelled barn eggs as pricier free range ones will have to pay back every penny of his £500,000 ill-gotten gains. Anthony C...


19 June 2018
BFREPA Annual Conference & Trade Exhibition - 11th October 2018

This year the BFREPA Council together with ForFarmers are welcoming a major change to the highly popular BFREPA Conference and Exhibition and we are p...


18 June 2018
Four million eggs recalled in Poland due to high antibiotic levels

Another scare has emerged in the egg industry in Europe, with more than four million eggs recalled in Poland because of antibiotics. Poland's veter...


13 June 2018
More fipronil cases found in Dutch eggs

More fipronil contamination has been found in Dutch eggs nearly a year after the original scandal. And the news has caused British Lion Egg Processors...


12 June 2018
Germany recalls 73,000 eggs contaminated with fipronil

Germany has recalled some 73,000 eggs contaminated with the chemical fipronil, following news that millions of eggs were found contaminated with the i...


25 May 2018
Avian Influenza Prevention Zone lifted across England

The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone has been lifted across England today, but poultry keepers are still warned to follow good biosecurity measures. ...


22 May 2018
Free range egg sector concerns over oversupply and decreased prices

The free range egg sector has highlighted concerns of oversupply and decreased prices as recent figures show supplies have surged more than 10 percent...


11 April 2018
Go on! Reward someone for a job well done!

BFREPA Free Range Egg Awards 2018 nominations are now open. A new category has been added to the BFREPA Free Range Egg Awards 2018, which are kindl...


11 April 2018
Visit us at Pig and Poultry 2018!

Don’t forget to visit the BFREPA stand at Pig & Poultry 2018. We’re number 254 in Exhibition Hall 3. Staff and Council representatives will be in atte...


6 April 2018
Labour to pledge outright cage ban

The Labour Party would ban cage egg production on farms in the United Kingdom if it came to power. The commitment is amongst a number of policies o...


6 April 2018
AI funding granted to pirbright institute

A team at the Pirbright Institute has won nearly half a million pounds in funding to look into avian influenza research. The research team, led by ...


6 April 2018
Brexit 'bigger threat' to poultry industry than AI

A director of one of the country's leading poultry businesses says that Brexit is a bigger threat to the industry than avian influenza. Patrick Hoo...


3 April 2018
Controversial law passed forcing US retailers to sell battery eggs

An American state has passed a controversial law forcing retailers to sell eggs produced in battery cages. The legislation has been passed by legis...


28 March 2018
New equipment financing for egg production

The process of modern egg production requires special machinery. In settings where demand can outstrip supply, the most efficient sorting and collecti...


23 March 2018
Bird flu confirmed in wild bird in County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Bird flu has been confirmed in a wild bird in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, the first positive wild bird avian influenza finding in NI this year. ...


20 March 2018
British Egg Industry Council imposes suspensions following video footage release

The British Egg Industry Council has imposed suspensions on two egg production houses after an animal welfare group released video footage allegedly f...


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