07-Aug-2014 | News |
Minister rejects early beak tipping decision
Farming Minister George Eustice has rejected a call for an early decision to rule out the introduction of a ban on beak trimming in 2016. The Briti...
07-Aug-2014 | News |
Perth hosts annual Scottish Egg Quality Awards
The top flight in the Scottish egg industry gathered at Murrayshall House Hotel, Perth, earlier this month to recognise accomplishments in egg quality...
07-Aug-2014 | News |
Second price cut blamed on competitive market
Noble Foods has warned that the egg market has become extremely competitive after the company cut producer prices for the second time this year. No...
07-Aug-2014 | News |
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...
02-Jul-2014 | News |
Population growth will lead to more demand for eggs
Demand for eggs will increase by more than 60 per cent over the coming decades, according to a new Temperton Fellowship report. Global population g...
02-Jul-2014 | Husbandry |
Producer delight at priceless advice
In 2009 Geraint and Anabel Powell set up their free-range flock as part of a farm diversification project. Their farm near Kerry, Powys has been reapi...
02-Jul-2014 | News |
United States fines egg producer for salmonella outbreak
A United States egg baron and his son could be jailed for up to a year after admitting their part in an egg scandal that left 62,000 consumers ill wit...
02-Jul-2014 | Australia |
Australian authorities take legal action on cartel claims
Australian competition authorities have launched legal action against some of the leading figures in the country's egg industry for allegedly attempti...
02-Jul-2014 | News |
Chick placings down but experts issue warnings
Latest figures released by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) reveal a sharp drop in the number of commercial layer chick ...
02-Jul-2014 | News |
Isotope fingerprint complete
Scientists working to create isotope fingerprints of all egg production in the United Kingdom say they now have a complete picture of the country. ...
02-Jul-2014 | News |
Trial compares lupins as a replacement to soya
A three year research project into the use of home grown yellow and narrow-leafed lupins as a soya replacement in animal feeds is nearing completion. ...
02-Jul-2014 | Australia |
Leading vet warns that Australian free range and intensive units should be kept apart
A leading vet has said that free range egg producers should make use of smaller, widely spaced production units and avoid siting them close to cage un...
02-Jul-2014 | News |
Italy found guilty of breaching cage ban but no fine imposed
Egg industry leaders in the United Kingdom have welcomed the news that Italy has been found guilty of breaching the European Union ban on the use of c...
02-Jul-2014 | News |
Expansion for Californian egg business
An ambitious California egg business has expanded its operations still further with the acquisition of part of the Land O'Lakes egg division. The S...
11-Jun-2014 | News |
Association makes call to delay beak trim ban
The British Free Range Egg Producers' Association (BFREPA) says the Government should now rule out the possibility of banning beak trimming in 2016. ...
11-Jun-2014 | News |
Competition probe into egg processing takeover
Noble Foods' take-over of Manton's egg processing plants is being investigated by the United Kingdom's competition authorities. Noble announced ear...
11-Jun-2014 | News |
Supermarket breakfast discounts hit egg prices
Leading British supermarkets appear to have embarked on an increasingly savage price war in an attempt to win back customers from the growing discount...
11-Jun-2014 | News |
DEFRA report shows egg production increase
Total output from egg farming was up by more than eight per cent in 2013, according to figures released by the Department for Environment, Food and Ru...
11-Jun-2014 | News |
Two year streamlined inspection trials begin
Egg producers in the United Kingdom should benefit from fewer farm inspections following the start of a two-year trial to cut red tape. We reported...
 
07-Aug-2014 | News |
Minister rejects early beak tipping decision
Farming Minister George Eustice has rejected a call for an early decision to rule out the introduction of a ban on beak trimming in 2016. The Briti...
07-Aug-2014 | News |
Perth hosts annual Scottish Egg Quality Awards
The top flight in the Scottish egg industry gathered at Murrayshall House Hotel, Perth, earlier this month to recognise accomplishments in egg quality...
07-Aug-2014 | News |
Second price cut blamed on competitive market
Noble Foods has warned that the egg market has become extremely competitive after the company cut producer prices for the second time this year. No...
 
02-Jul-2014 | Australia |
Australian authorities take legal action on cartel claims
Australian competition authorities have launched legal action against some of the leading figures in the country's egg industry for allegedly attempti...
02-Jul-2014 | Australia |
Leading vet warns that Australian free range and intensive units should be kept apart
A leading vet has said that free range egg producers should make use of smaller, widely spaced production units and avoid siting them close to cage un...
08-May-2014 | Australia |
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...
 
09-Apr-2013 | New Zealand |
New Zealand carry out cage ban review
A review is to be carried out into plans by the New Zealand Government for a ban on the use of conventional battery cages. The New Zealand plan loo...
03-May-2011 | Australia |
Does feather pecking matter?
Feather pecking of course matters to the individual hen, which can suffer from pain and stress. But welfare concerns aside, severe pecking often leads...
03-May-2011 | Australia |
Why did that happen?
One thing is certain – free range producers should never be complacent! I have had a detailed look at the year by year production of six flocks on a ...
 
29-Jul-2011 | Canada |
Canadian study into beak trimming
A study by researchers at a Canadian university has concluded that beak trimming is beneficial to the long-term wellbeing of hens. The findings wil...
03-May-2011 | Australia |
Does feather pecking matter?
Feather pecking of course matters to the individual hen, which can suffer from pain and stress. But welfare concerns aside, severe pecking often leads...
03-May-2011 | Australia |
Why did that happen?
One thing is certain – free range producers should never be complacent! I have had a detailed look at the year by year production of six flocks on a ...
 
02-Jul-2014 | News |
United States fines egg producer for salmonella outbreak
A United States egg baron and his son could be jailed for up to a year after admitting their part in an egg scandal that left 62,000 consumers ill wit...
02-Jul-2014 | News |
Expansion for Californian egg business
An ambitious California egg business has expanded its operations still further with the acquisition of part of the Land O'Lakes egg division. The S...
08-Jun-2014 | News |
Heavy losses force end of egg production
One of the biggest egg producers in the United States is looking to get out of egg production following a series of heavy financial losses. Land O'...

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