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It's not all about chocolate eggs this Easter...

It's not all about chocolate eggs this Easter...
03-09-2010 10:41 AM | Poultry, News
Cobb Tennessee project takes shape
A $14 million investment by Cobb in a new production facility including hatchery and quality assurance complex is taking shape at Lafayette in Macon C...
Wet weather brings increased parasite risk
Livestock producers are being urged to keep an eye on the weather, because wet conditions are ideal for fluke to thrive and pose real challenges to ca...
02-09-2010 14:32 PM | Poultry, News, Shows and Events
BFREPA Conference 2010
The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFPEPA) has announced that its annual conference will be held on 2 December. The BFREPA Conferenc...
02-09-2010 14:30 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Poultry, News
NFU highlights effect of feed price rise
The NFU continues to highlight the effect high wheat prices have had on feed costs and the impact of this on the poultry sector. Over the last month ...
02-09-2010 14:28 PM | Poultry, News
EU unprepared for battery cage ban - MEP
At a meeting of the European Parliament’s Agriculture and Rural Development Committee on Monday (30 August), UK Independence Party’s agric...
01-09-2010 12:02 PM | Poultry, News
Dalai Lama condemns cage eggs
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has issued a statement in the wake of the largest egg recall in United States history. In a letter, the Nobel Peace P...
21-08-2010 15:54 PM | Poultry, News
Egg producers face hardship as prices tumble
The bad news just seems to keep coming for free range egg producers as the major packers introduce further cuts. Stonegate and Fridays both confirmed ...
21-08-2010 14:19 PM | Poultry, News
Half a billion eggs recalled in US
Half a billion eggs in the US have been recalled in an investigation into a salmonella outbreak, which now includes two farms in the state of Iowa. ...
17-08-2010 10:01 AM | Poultry, News
New poultry specialist joins Wynnstay
The Wynnstay Group has announced the appointment of John Chance as its new poultry specialist in South Wales and the counties of Herefordshire and Wor...
16-08-2010 22:06 PM | Poultry, News
Egg producers urged to deplete early
Free range egg producers are being encouraged to consider depleting flocks early in response to the current over-production in the egg market. Egg ...
12-08-2010 18:15 PM | Poultry, News
LAH and Suguna create a joint venture in India
Lohmann Animal Health, a global major in the Animal Health business with particular emphasis on Poultry Biologicals, and with manufacturing facilities...
11-08-2010 16:46 PM | Poultry, News
Thai chicken preparations flood into EU and Japan
As international trade in frozen chicken falters, Thailand’s increase in exports of chicken preparations continues unabated and its own shipment...
11-08-2010 16:45 PM | Dairy, Pigs, Poultry, Supermarkets, Cattle, News
Minister calls for more honest labelling
The Food Minister is urging other sectors to follow the good example set in the pig meat sector regarding country of original labelling (COOL). F...
11-08-2010 16:42 PM | Poultry, News
First TV sponsorship for British Lion eggs
British Lion eggs are to return to TV for the first time in three years with the sponsorship of Ten Mile Menus, a new celebrity cookery show airing on...
11-08-2010 16:41 PM | Poultry, News
Tesco attempting to smash egg producers
IFA National Poultry Committee Chairman Alo Mohan has said Tesco’s recent change in pricing strategy on eggs is clear evidence of the multinatio...
11-08-2010 10:28 AM | Poultry, News
British Lion eggs crack microwave cooking
A new campaign to promote cooking eggs in the microwave is being launched by British Lion eggs as students prepare for a new term at university. An...
08-08-2010 15:06 PM | Poultry, News
Consumers warned about imported eggs
Consumers are being urged to avoid imported eggs after research discovered high levels of pollutants in free range eggs produced in Taiwan. Both BF...
08-08-2010 15:05 PM | Poultry, News
Funding cut for Sea Eagles plan
Government cuts have brought welcome news for free range egg producers in East Anglia, with the announcement that Natural England has cut funding for ...
08-08-2010 15:04 PM | Poultry, News
Grants help Scottish producers meet regulations
The Scottish Government has handed out substantial grants to egg producers under the Scottish Rural Development Programme. And although the grants ...
08-08-2010 15:04 PM | Feed and Forage, Poultry, News
Are you still fed up?
In the August 2009 edition of The Ranger, I wrote a detailed article (ARE YOU FED UP?) on what to do if you think that there has been a problem with t...
08-08-2010 15:01 PM | Poultry, News
Irish Funding creates unfair disadvantage
Egg producers in Northern Ireland fear that Government grants for their counterparts across the border in the Irish Republic could put them at a disad...
06-08-2010 09:23 AM | Poultry, News
Demand for ‘genuinely better’ Christmas turkeys
Renewed confidence in the traditional Christmas turkey market has led to increased poult sales this year, reports FarmGate Hatcheries, one of the lead...
04-08-2010 10:42 AM | Poultry, News
Call for new laws to protect broiler chickens
The RSPCA is calling on the poultry industry and the EU commission to take urgent action to address fast-growing broiler chickens’ welfare probl...
28-07-2010 15:12 PM | Products, Poultry, News
New product restores electrolyte balance in stress
High temperatures can put poultry, including game birds, under great stress, increasing respiration rates and resulting in loss of body fluids. Water...
23-07-2010 11:32 AM | CLA, Poultry, News
Gamebird code a 'victory' say CLA
The CLA has welcomed the Government’s redrafted "Code of Practice for the Welfare of Gamebirds Reared for Sporting Purposes", laid before Parlia...
08-07-2010 15:37 PM | Poultry, News
Aviagen opens new hatchery in Russia
Aviagen, the world’s largest poultry breeding company, has opened a new $10 million state-of-the-art hatchery in Yasnogorsk, situated in the Tul...
08-07-2010 15:35 PM | Poultry, News
DEFRA acts on chicken welfare
DEFRA has announced that chickens that are reared for meat in the UK (known as broiler chickens) must be stocked at the 2007 EU Directive’s lowe...
06-07-2010 15:28 PM | Arable, NFU, Pigs, Poultry, News
NFU outline opposition to Mercosur trade talks
The President of the NFU Peter Kendall and the President of the IFA John Bryan have outlined their strong reservations about the reopening of EU - Mer...
02-07-2010 05:55 AM | Poultry, News
IB QX – the new kid on the block
Infectious Bronchitis (IB) is one of those viruses that likes to keep one step ahead of your birds, their vaccination programme and the boffins making...
01-07-2010 19:45 PM | Poultry, News
Egg packers react to market conditions
Some major packing companies have stopped taking on new producers because of the increased volume of egg on the market. British Free Range Egg Produc...
01-07-2010 17:03 PM | Organic, Poultry, News
EU urged to act to avoid organic pullet shortage
Organic egg producers could face a shortage of pullets unless EU leaders reach an early decision on new regulations to be applied from January 2012. ...
01-07-2010 16:47 PM | Poultry, News
English perching interpretation ruling by EU
Free range egg producers in England and Wales could be forced to spend money on converting their hen houses if the European Commission manages to forc...
29-06-2010 14:40 PM | Poultry, News
Secretts deal for watercress duck eggs
Waterercress Lane duck eggs are now available to more than 350 of the best London restaurants and gastro-pubs via Secretts Direct, the fruit and veg s...
25-06-2010 14:31 PM | Poultry, News
Expert offers advice on egg shell quality
Delegates from the poultry industry were invited to share the knowledge of one of the industry’s most respected figures, Professor Sally Solomon...
18-06-2010 10:00 AM | Poultry, News
New venture targets innovations for the food chain
A company to bring innovative technology to the food chain from other industries has been set up by two widely experienced entrepreneurs in the global...
09-06-2010 14:04 PM | Pigs, Poultry, News
New appointments for UK pig and poultry sectors
Two new appointments have been made by Pfizer Animal Health for the pig and poultry industries — Ifor Phillips becoming one of two key account manager...
04-06-2010 10:51 AM | Poultry, News
Ross focuses on broiler performance
The fifth annual Ross Distributor Customer Focus Team (DCFT) meeting, involving distributors and Grandparent customers from Turkey, the Middle East an...
04-06-2010 10:35 AM | Poultry, News
Secure contract before investment as packers close books
The future continues to look bright for free range eggs. Free range could account for as much as 50 per cent of production by the end of this year and...
27-05-2010 15:32 PM | Appointments, Pigs, Poultry, News
Absolute honesty needed in the labelling of pork products
A call for more honesty in the marketing of pork and bacon, to safeguard the on-farm progress made in pig welfare, has been made by Nigel Woolfenden, ...
24-05-2010 13:48 PM | Products, Poultry, News
10,000 dose IBD vaccine for poultry
AviPro IBD Xtreme — Lohmann Animal Health’s vaccine against infectious bursal disease in poultry — is now available in 10,000 dose vials in the ...
14-05-2010 13:01 PM | Pigs, Poultry, News
Prizes worth over £5000 in Pfizer Trainee Awards for 2010
Trainees in the pig and poultry industries have the opportunity to compete for more than £5000 worth of prizes in the 2010 Pfizer Trainee of the Year ...
29-04-2010 10:18 AM | Poultry, News
Consumers want to see British eggs on the menu
New research* has shown that more than 60% of consumers want the country of origin of eggs to be highlighted on the menu. The research, which was u...
21-04-2010 14:06 PM | Poultry, News
Broiler producers ‘missing out on profitability’
The emphasis on improving efficiency and bird uniformity in the modern high yielding broiler will be featured by Cobb Europe on its exhibit at the Bri...
14-04-2010 06:10 AM | Pigs, Poultry, News
Loriies play part in consumer awareness
Feed compounder, ABN has started installing new signage across its entire fleet of lorries in a bid to encourage more British meat products into the c...
13-04-2010 14:11 PM | Poultry, News
Easier to become a KellyBronze Farmer — to feature at show
The new format for the KellyBronze franchise scheme will be featured by Kelly Turkeys on its exhibit at the British Pig & Poultry Fair at Stoneleigh, ...
13-04-2010 11:13 AM | Pigs, Poultry, News, Shows and Events
British Pig and Poultry Fair 2010: It's all about you...
Visitors to this year’s British Pig & Poultry Fair will experience a continuation of the journey started two years ago by leading monogastric an...
12-04-2010 21:54 PM | Poultry, Supermarkets, News
Morrisons confirm free range for all own label eggs
The supermarket chain Morrisons has now confirmed that all of its own-label eggs are completely free range. In December last year the supermarket ...
30-03-2010 07:43 AM | NFU, Poultry, News
Red tape reduction thanks to new research by NFU and BPC on broiler emissions
How much ammonia does a chicken produce?A new review of research commissioned by the NFU and the British Poultry Council has shown it is about 32 per ...
30-03-2010 07:41 AM | Poultry, News
Duck eggs get quality logo
Since its reintroduction in 1998, the Lion quality mark for eggs has successfully repaired the damage caused to eggs’ reputation by misguided as...
23-03-2010 20:35 PM | Poultry, News
Freedom Food assessment vital before increasing stocking density
The first Freedom Food producers have already taken advantage of the RSPCA’s acceptance of increased external stocking densities – and early ind...
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