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Egg producers promote a million reasons to choose free range!

Egg producers promote a million reasons to choose free range!
26-09-2014 03:51 AM | Forestry, News, Poultry
Egg producers promote a million reasons to choose free range!
The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) have launched public-facing campaign to publicise the many benefits of free range eggs with ...
19-09-2014 12:03 PM | News, Poultry
UK innovation grant for genome project with the Roslin Institute
A joint project by Cobb Europe and the Roslin Institute in Scotland has been awarded a grant of almost £650,000 (US$ 1.07 million) from the UK’s innov...
NFU spells out priorities ahead of 2015 General Election
A Government that understands farm businesses, wants agriculture to grow and has the policies that send the right signals to farmers, are the key mess...
17-09-2014 05:31 AM | Meat Processing, News, Poultry
Russian ban won't derail bullish poultry market, report says
The global outlook for the poultry industry is bullish for the remainder of 2014 and poultry meat prices will not be derailed by the Russian ban on ag...
16-09-2014 10:15 AM | News, Poultry
Scottish farmer fears for his egg business on independence
One of Scotland's biggest farmers has expressed trade fears over Scottish independence. Glenrath Farms chairman John Campbell says he fears for the...
08-09-2014 07:09 AM | News, Poultry
Buy British message as study highlights UK salmonella success
A new scientific study has highlighted the success of attempts to reduce salmonella infection in the United Kingdom. A team led by by an epidemiolo...
04-09-2014 08:30 AM | News, Poultry, Supermarkets
German supermarkets demand return to GMO-free poultry
Germany’s top supermarkets have delivered a blow to the biotech industry by forcing the German poultry industry to return to the use of non-GMO feed. ...
04-09-2014 08:16 AM | Finance, News, Poultry
Loss of Scottish free range contracts a 'devastating blow'
The Scottish chicken industry has been dealt another damaging blow as all four free range producers contracted to Hook 2 Sisters, the dominant process...
02-09-2014 15:49 PM | News, Poultry
Scientist issue egg shelf life warning
Scientists have warned the European Union that extending the shelf life of eggs could significantly increase the risk to the public from salmonella. ...
02-09-2014 15:43 PM | Feed and Forage, News, Poultry
Spy in the bag - Laying hen nutrition
Ever wondered what’s in your hens feed but were too afraid to ask? In this article Zoe Kay helps producers understand what their birds are eating and ...
02-09-2014 15:12 PM | News, Organic, Poultry
Can 100% organic diets work for poultry?
Jason Gittins, ADAS Organic diets for poultry may need to be formulated without any non-organic materials in future. This has focused attention on...
02-09-2014 13:58 PM | News, Poultry
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...
29-08-2014 16:15 PM | News, Poultry
Farmer takes a quack at duck eggs... from drakes?
'Waddle you do' when your ducks aren't laying eggs. I suppose the first thing you do is check that they can lay eggs? One UK farmer came a cropper whe...
28-08-2014 10:57 AM | Animal Health, News, Poultry
NFU urge lobbying over beak trim review
The EU Council Directive on the Welfare of Laying Hens permits member states to authorise beak tipping in order to prevent feather pecking and canniba...
28-08-2014 10:38 AM | Machinery and Equipment, News, Poultry, Produce
Landia say that right pumps and right maintenance are a must
Alleged hygiene failings in the poultry industry that have seen three of the UK’s leading supermarkets launch emergency investigations into their chic...
22-08-2014 06:46 AM | News, Poultry, Produce
Noble Foods merger deal with Manton's cleared by Competition and Markets Authority
United Kingdom competition authorities have cleared the takeover of Manton's egg processing plants by Noble Foods. The deal was called in by the Co...
21-08-2014 04:48 AM | News, Poultry
Contract finishing offers way into pigs
Over 100 visitors to an open day on a Suffolk farm learned how contract finishing has given an enterprising young man a kick-start back into pig farmi...
07-08-2014 14:25 PM | News, Poultry, Veterinary News
First IBQX vaccine for the UK and Irish poultry industry
Zoetis today announced the availability in the UK and Ireland of the first specific vaccine against the QX strain of the infectious bronchitis virus —...
07-08-2014 10:27 AM | News, Poultry
Unmasking the packer price!
Free range egg producers are being invited to help create a new monthly comparison guide that will detail the best and worst packer prices currently a...
06-08-2014 14:22 PM | News, Poultry
US Thanksgiving next big challenge for KellyBronze turkey
The purchase of a farm in Virginia to scale up production of KellyBronze turkeys for the US Thanksgiving market was announced by Paul Kelly at a 30th ...
29-07-2014 09:52 AM | News, Poultry, Shows and Events
Free-range farmer tours Europe, calling for honest labelling
From August 1st, Devon broiler farmer’s daughter, Tamsin French, will dress as a chicken called ‘Rosa’, and embark on a 39-day tour of the European Un...
25-07-2014 11:38 AM | News, Poultry
EU agrees extension to derogation for organic pullets and feed
A European Union committee has finally acted to avoid a crisis by agreeing to an extension to the derogation covering organic pullets and feed. It ...
15-07-2014 12:30 PM | Finance, News, Poultry
Global poultry prices are taking off in Q2
Global poultry prices are taking off in Q2, according to Rabobank’s Poultry Quarterly Q2: Prices Taking Off report. This bullishness is driven by rela...
27-06-2014 14:12 PM | News, Poultry
Royal Welsh Show venue for Woman farmer of the Year
Next month’s Royal Welsh Show will be the venue for the final of one of Wales’ most prestigious farming titles – NFU Cymru / Principality Building Soc...
26-06-2014 20:31 PM | News, Poultry
Complete beak trim ban may not go ahead, says scientist
A senior scientist with the RSPCA appears to have conceded that a complete ban on beak trimming may not be able to go ahead as planned in 2016. Mia...
25-06-2014 20:19 PM | News, Poultry
Organic egg production facing 'impending crisis', association warns
John Retson, former chairman of the British Free Range Egg Producers’ Association (BFREPA), has warned of an impending crisis in organic pullet rearin...
23-06-2014 07:45 AM | News, Poultry
Why are free range eggs so charitable?
There’s no punch line... Zoe Kay finds out why the relationship between egg producers and charities has been so successful. The concept of charity egg...
New research on the influence of phytase on calcium at European Poultry Conference
AB Vista’s Research Director, Dr Mike Bedford, will be presenting new research data at the XIVth European Poultry Conference (EPC) on the practical li...
16-06-2014 09:13 AM | News, Poultry
Washing raw chicken causes food poisoning, FSA says
The Food Standards Agency has issued a call for people to stop washing raw chicken to reduce the risk of contracting campylobacter, a potentially dang...
06-06-2014 07:11 AM | News, Poultry, Renewables
European laws to allow chicken litter for on-farm energy
New European laws are to be introduced which will allow the UK's poultry industry to make use of chicken litter for on-farm energy. From July 15, a...
22-05-2014 02:58 AM | News, Poultry
Cobb doubles capacity in European research facility
The €12 million ($15 million) investment in doubling the capacity of the Herveld pedigree farm – the hub of Cobb research in Europe — was celebrated a...
21-05-2014 08:17 AM | News, Poultry
Competition Commission to investigate Noble Foods takeover of Manton's egg processing plants
Noble Foods' take-over of Manton's egg processing plants is being investigated by the United Kingdom's competition authorities. Noble announced ear...
25-04-2014 11:40 AM | News, Poultry
Use of medications in free range laying birds
A common misconception within the Free Range laying sector is that medicating the flock which is suffering from a current disease challenge is the an...
25-04-2014 11:35 AM | News, Poultry
New multi-tier system on show at Vencomatic open day
Birds housed in a new multi-tier system have been achieving improved feed conversion rates since the unit's introduction into the United Kingdom, acco...
25-04-2014 11:33 AM | News, Poultry
Profits and turnover up at Oakland Farm Eggs
Oaklands Farms Eggs has reported an increase in both profits and turnover in its latest set of full year accounts. Profits produced by the Shropshi...
25-04-2014 11:29 AM | News, Poultry
Happy egg organic launch ‘a positive step’ for recovery of organic
Noble Foods has given the organic egg sector a boost with the launch of an organic version of its happy egg brand. The egg market has proven stubbo...
25-04-2014 11:19 AM | News, Poultry
Vending machine tackles egg thefts from honesty boxes
The introduction of a new vending machine to the United Kingdom from Germany could enable free range egg farmers to develop farm gate sales free from ...
25-04-2014 11:12 AM | News, Poultry
Happy egg have brand makeover
The happy egg have had a brand makeover, as part of the refresh, the happy egg co. has re-launched its website and is undergoing a packaging and ident...
25-04-2014 11:06 AM | Feed and Forage, News, Poultry
Conference told that supplies of GM soya are vital to egg producers
Former European Union agriculture commissioner Franz Fischler says that stopping imports of genetically modified soya would be catastrophic for Europe...
25-04-2014 10:47 AM | News, Poultry
Consumers opposed to chick sexing policy
Nearly 90 per cent of consumers who took part in a study expressed opposition to the egg industry practice of killing day-old male chicks. The figu...
25-04-2014 10:22 AM | News, Poultry
Producer group discuss beak trimming amidst new revelations of injurious pecking outbreak in trials
Severe injurious pecking has broken out on another unit involved in the University of Bristol's current beak trimming trials. Scientists involved i...
24-04-2014 14:42 PM | News, Poultry, Shows and Events
Zoetis to exhibit in poultry hall for first time
Zoetis will be featuring at the British Pig & Poultry Fair (Hall 1 Stand 13) one of the broadest portfolios of poultry health products including 17 li...
17-04-2014 12:30 PM | News, Poultry
It's not all about chocolate eggs this Easter...
Eggs are an essential part of the Easter bank holiday weekend, but they don't have to be made of chocolate. That's the message from the British Fre...
16-04-2014 15:31 PM | News, Poultry
Irish victory in champion pluck off in Essex
Two champion turkey pluckers went head-to-head in Essex today to determine which is the most worthy to hold the title – and it was Irishman Vincent Pi...
15-04-2014 16:51 PM | News, Poultry
Wingham Primary pupils get hands-on with eggs
Pupils of a Kent primary school had some plucky visitors before Easter. Farmer Doug Wanstall took in a team of free range egg layers to meet the ch...
15-04-2014 16:08 PM | News, Poultry
German egg producers face insolvency as supermarkets discount
More than a third of German egg producers could be insolvent by October because of supermarket discounting, according to a leading figure in the Inter...
15-04-2014 15:01 PM | Poultry, News
‘Real value’ focus of Kelly Turkeys’ exhibit
The wide selection of specialist traditional turkey strains will be featured on the Kelly Turkeys stand at the British Pig & Poultry Fair, Stoneleigh,...
11-04-2014 02:15 AM | Finance, News, Pigs, Poultry, Sheep
£90m for centres of innovation: do pigs & poultry want their share?
The Government has made £90 million available for UK centres for innovation as part of its strategy to make UK farming more competitive, productive, r...
02-04-2014 06:49 AM | News, Poultry, Shows and Events
Team Wakeham take on poultry at Bath & West Show
Three top judges from the same family will be taking on the poultry judging at this year’s Royal Bath & West Show - an unprecedented first for both th...
01-04-2014 09:48 AM | News, Poultry
Study suggests that eating eggs may help prevent the onset of dementia
Experts in human nutrition believe that eating eggs may help to prevent the onset of dementia in the ageing population. Scientists in the United St...
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