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15 April 2004 | News
Conference to feature vet workshop

New to the free range conference this year will be a veterinary workshop laid on by the Ranger vets from Crowshall Veterinary Services. The workshop, ...


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15 April 2004 | News
Packers look for more free range

Picture: Nick Rogers, Stonegate To keep up with the recent surge in growth of free range egg sales—described by one packer as “phenomenal”—the sear...


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19 March 2004 | News
FSA salmonella report confirms Lion success

The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) has welcomed a new report by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) which has confirmed the success of the UK egg ind...


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18 March 2004 | News
The burning issue facing producers

With the start date for the government’s national fallen stock scheme pushed back until next autumn, the uncertainty surrounding the options for dead ...


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18 March 2004 | News
Will CAP reform mean a free range windfall?

By BFREPA secretary Peter Chignell Many free range producers will be grateful that they have not had to master the intricacies of the Common Agricul...


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18 March 2004 | News
At last, a reason to like Tracy Barlow

She’s the face of one of the most hated females on TV. But now the Ranger can reveal at least one reason to like Coronation Street’s Tracy Barlow beca...


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18 March 2004 | News
Move for indoor free range across EU

Holland wants an EU-wide ban on allowing hens out during the wild bird migration season, according to a report from the International Egg Commission. ...


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18 March 2004 | News
Slow progress for egg price increase

Picture: David Tromans, Managing Director, Deans Foods Progress towards achieving another egg price increase to offset rising production costs is p...


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18 March 2004 | News
Vaccine repackaged for poultry sector

The erysipelas vaccine Eryvac, widely used for the control of post-dipping lameness in sheep, is now available in convenient 5 x 100 ml, 1000-dose pou...


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21 February 2004 | News
Small, white...and they’re free range

A demand for small, top quality free range eggs has led to 16,000 white layers enjoying an outdoor life in the Scottish countryside, courtesy of Deans...


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21 February 2004 | News
Rearers may help solve peck menace

Pullet rearers may have a key role to play in defeating the menace of pecking in free range flocks. That is one of the key conclusions to emerge from ...


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21 February 2004 | News
First results for SAA-free flocks

Organic flocks can return respectable results on diets free of synthetic amino acids…but only if the feed is properly formulated and closely monitored...


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21 February 2004 | News
Cash aid for Welsh free range units

Picture: New free range houses in Wales could attract grant aid Farmers in Wales are in line to receive tens of thousands of pounds to expand or se...


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21 February 2004 | News
RSPCA calls transport meeting

Welfarists, scientists, government officials and industry representatives—including BFREPA executives—are meeting this month to discuss the welfare of...


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21 February 2004 | News
Producers resist pullet price increase

Picture: Olivia Potter (right) with farm manager Jayne Crowley As hefty increases in the price of feed starts to bite for puller rearers as well as...



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11 February 2004 | News
Inactivated IB variant vaccine launched by Intervet

The latest addition to the Intervet range of vaccines, and the fifth poultry vaccine to be launched by the company in the last 12 months, is NOBILIS® ...


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22 January 2004 | News
AI outbreak could cost industry millions

Producers, pullet rearers and hatcheries could lose millions of pounds in a major poultry disease outbreak—which will not be compensated by the govern...


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22 January 2004 | News
Salmonella survey results put on hold

Findings from the government’s survey into salmonella in eggs—which were due to be revealed earlier this month—have been put on hold due to "adm...


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23 December 2003 | News
Are you ready to code your eggs?

As the date for complying with the Jan 2004 egg coding legislation approaches, all Class A egg producers should by now have obtained registration form...


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23 December 2003 | News
Lion quality eggs back on TV

Next year will see a return to TV advertising for Lion quality eggs as part of a £2.5 million marketing campaign. The campaign will continue the succe...


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23 December 2003 | News
Feed mills must act on egg contamination

Hundreds of thousands of eggs a day are still being contaminated with antibiotics because of procedures at feed mills. The extent of the problem has b...


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23 December 2003 | News
Conference warning of over-supply

Picture: Andrew Joret Delegates gathered at the free range conference last month heard from the podium—not once but twice—that the free range marke...


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23 December 2003 | News
How John’s ‘tree range’ just grew and grew

Open pasture can be transformed into a tree covered, sheltered free range environment in less than 18 months. The remarkable speed of the change an...


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23 December 2003 | News
Fighter pilot lands in free range

Picture: The Lakes packing station David Brass entertained delegates at the free range conference with the story of how he went from RAF Harrier pi...


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23 December 2003 | News
Promoting free range earns Good Egg Award

Outstanding promotion of free range eggs has earned a family farming business a Good Egg Award and it is proof that there is still the opportunity to ...


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23 November 2003 | News
Top stores “cheat” vegetarians with cage eggs

Leading supermarkets have admitted that they are still using cage eggs in their own-brand vegetarian meals. And labelling is so vague that hundreds...


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23 November 2003 | News
Is ranging the key to the pecking menace?

The extent to which birds range could be a vital key to the causes of pecking, according to new research. The risk of pecking was reduced nine fold in...



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