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16 October 2015
US trend moves away from caged production

The boss of a major food products business has said that the trend in United States egg processing is towards cage-free production. Jim Dwyer, pres...


25 August 2015
Research investigates ways to create disease resistant poultry

A team of scientists believes it may have found a way of producing chickens that are resistant to diseases. The scientists, who are based at the Un...


29 June 2015
Avian influenza conference hears calls for more robust response

Calls for the use of vaccination, better bio-security and a much more robust response to outbreaks of avian influenza were made at an international co...


7 May 2015
US Researchers ignoring consumer views according to five-year study

Researchers in the United States have been accused of ignoring the views of consumers in a five-year study comparing different production systems. ...


10 April 2015
Influential US committee recommends abandoning cholesterol restrictions

An influential committee of American doctors and nutritionists has recommended that advice to limit consumption of cholesterol should be dropped. T...


9 March 2015
‘Hendependence Day’ for US hens

Britain’s leading egg packing company, Noble Foods, has launched a transatlantic campaign to boost sales of higher welfare eggs in the United States. ...


16 February 2015
‘Very significant’ Non-GM planting trend reported

Reports from the United States of a move amongst growers towards non-GM planting have been described as “very significant’ by the Soil Association. ...


1 April 2014
USA success for happy egg as they pass one million dozen

Noble Foods has passed the one million mark in the United States with its happy egg brand of free range eggs. Noble, Britain's biggest egg packing ...


9 April 2013
Home grown Lupins – a future soya replacement?

With soya prices escalating and a South American dockers strike creating problems to the shipping and huge subsequent time delays, it’s time for UK po...


12 September 2012
Settlement in US egg price fixing claims

A group of major food companies in the United States appears to have secured a breakthrough in its landmark price-fixing claim against leading America...


7 September 2012
Australian Egg Corporation accused of cover-up

The Australian Egg Corporation (AECL) has been accused of a cover-up in its bid to push through new regulations setting the external stocking density ...


17 July 2012
Is it time for GM?

2012 is the 16th year in which commercial GM crops have been grown and incorporated in feedstuffs. Since the introduction of GM crops, retailers have...


7 February 2012
Apple and Eggs!

Steve Jobs, the visionary designer behind the Apple Mac computer, took his inspiration from eggs, according to a friend and colleague. Jobs, who di...


20 December 2011
Egg ban rage

Leaders of the United Kingdom egg industry reacted with dismay and anger after the Government announced it would not implement a unilateral ban on ill...


20 December 2011
Retail growth of free range eggs stalls

The retail growth of free range eggs has stalled, according to figures produced at the Egg and Poultry Industry Conference. Whilst free range has c...


3 September 2011
GM feed import relaxed

A new regulation designed to prevent further damaging disruption of feed imports has now been adopted by the European Union. The change relaxes th...


13 June 2011
Fly control is critical

The fly season is rapidly approaching and free range poultry farmers need to ready themselves. Problems caused by flies – or more accurately by pe...


16 May 2011
US battles to restore confidence

Delegates at the London conference of the International Egg Commission heard how industry leaders in the United States battled to restore consumer con...


25 March 2011
GM shipment rules relaxed

A European Union regulatory committee has finally reached agreement on a move to prevent further damaging disruption of feed imports. The Standing ...


13 February 2011
Researchers develop GM chicken

British scientists have developed genetically modified chickens that do not spread bird flu. The development is the result of work done by researchers...


13 February 2011
Alpacas essential for organic farmer

Organic egg producer Gerald Osbourne says alpacas have proven to be a highly effective way of protecting his hens against foxes. Alpacas were intro...


13 February 2011
Alpacas guard the flock!

On first appearances Alpacas seem unlikely candidates for taking on the responsibly of guarding chickens and sheep. However, as one commercial chicken...


17 November 2010
Warning of further feed price increases

Free range egg producers are being warned to brace themselves for further increases in the cost of feed. Tom Hind, head of economic and internation...


18 October 2010
Prague hosts IEC Conference

Well over 300 delegates from all over the world visited beautiful Prague in September to attend the four day International Egg Commission (IEC) Market...


4 June 2010
No similarity with dairy industry

The egg industry was very different to the dairy industry, said Stonegate’s Richard Kempsey when he was asked whether there was any danger that ...


25 August 2009
Fishmeal has no place in organic feed

The organic sector should seek to reverse a decision permitting the use of fishmeal in organic pig and poultry diets and repudiate exploitative fishin...


25 August 2009
Delegates prepare for International Egg Conference in Canada

Worldwide representatives of the egg industry will get together in Canada next month for a four-day conference organised by the International Egg Comm...


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