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27 October 2013 | News,Poultry
EU inspectors tell Argentina to improve egg export standards

European Union inspectors have told authorities in Argentina that standards must be improved if they want to continue exporting egg products to Europe...


21 October 2013 | News,Poultry
Artificial egg product replacement for eggs?

The man behind an artificial egg product launched recently in the United States wants to take hens out of food production. Josh Tetrick, described ...


14 October 2013 | News,Poultry
EU backs down on Perching row

The European Union seems to have backed down in a row with Westminster over free range perching regulations. Earlier this year the European Commiss...


14 October 2013 | News,Poultry
Cage ban made little difference to the lives of laying hens - Soil Association

The European Union's ban on the use of battery cages has made little difference to the lives of many laying hens, according to the Soil Association. ...


14 October 2013 | News,Poultry
Trade agreement that allows battery eggs into the UK 'morally wrong'

Mark Williams, chief executive of the British Egg Industry Council (BEIC), says it is "morally wrong" that battery eggs outlawed under European Union ...


30 September 2013 | News,Poultry
House of Commons U-turn to include British vaccinated flocks

The House of Commons has moved to avoid another embarrassing rift with egg producers following its earlier omelette-gate row. Both the United Kingd...


30 September 2013 | News,Poultry
It's a free range market as producers breathe again

Competition appears to be increasing in the free range egg market, with contracts changing hands, some packers looking for new producers and suggestio...


5 September 2013 | Finance,News,Poultry
Outlook for global poultry industry starting to improve

The outlook for the global poultry industry is improving in most regions of the world, driven by better market balances, ongoing high competitive prot...


3 September 2013 | News,Poultry
Shareholders enjoy bumper payout at Noble Foods Group

Latest financial results released by the Noble Foods Group show that shareholders have enjoyed a bumper pay-out, despite what the company said had bee...


3 September 2013 | News,Poultry
House of Commons British egg ban U-turn

The House of Commons has been forced into a U-turn following outrage at the revelation that chefs in the Commons restaurant have been avoiding fresh B...


3 September 2013 | News,Poultry
Environment Secretary goes on farm to discuss potential impact of the beak trim ban

Members of the British Free Range Egg Producers' Association (BFREPA) say they were encouraged by the reception they received from Environment Secreta...


Foundations for next food scandal being laid as retailers move away from shorter supply chains

The foundations for the next food scandal are already being laid by some retailers as they edge away from shorter supply chains that were promised fol...


16 August 2013 | Animal Health,News,Poultry
Rapid response could halt bird flu outbreak, says research

Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have identified a rapid response which could help halt infectious diseases such as bird flu, swine ...


8 August 2013 | News,Poultry
Bill Broody - August 2013

Bill Broody is an anonymous column in the monthly Ranger magazine. Every month he writes and sometimes rants about what is happening in the egg indust...


6 August 2013 | News,Poultry
Poultry theft could cost you more than your birds!

If you are unfortunate enough to have thieves on your farm, the loss of livestock could cost you more than the birds that are stolen. Will White of Cr...



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5 January 2015 | Poultry
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11 December 2014 | Poultry
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23 October 2014 | Poultry
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9 October 2014 | Poultry
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8 October 2014 | Poultry
EU warns UK on egg cascading

EU warns UK on egg cascading

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6 October 2014 | Poultry
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Love Free Range Eggs campaign asks ‘how ...

Free range egg farmers are urging the public to scramble, poach and boil th...


5 October 2014 | Poultry
Are the lights going out on colony egg?

Are the lights going out on colony egg?

With sales of free range outstripping those of other production methods, on...


17 September 2014 | Poultry
Russian ban won't derail bullish poultry...

Russian ban won't derail bullish poultry...

The global outlook for the poultry industry is bullish for the remainder of...


8 September 2014 | Poultry
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A new scientific study has highlighted the success of attempts to reduce sa...


2 September 2014 | Poultry
Scientist issue egg shelf life warning

Scientist issue egg shelf life warning

Scientists have warned the European Union that extending the shelf life of ...


2 September 2014 | Poultry
Can 100% organic diets work for poultry?

Can 100% organic diets work for poultry?

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7 August 2014 | Poultry
Unmasking the packer price!

Unmasking the packer price!

Free range egg producers are being invited to help create a new monthly com...


25 June 2014 | Poultry
Organic egg production facing 'impending...

Organic egg production facing 'impending...

John Retson, former chairman of the British Free Range Egg Producers’ Assoc...


13 December 2013 | Poultry
Welfare groups call for colony cages to ...

Welfare groups call for colony cages to ...

Demand for free range eggs will continue to grow in 2014 despite recent "in...


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