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Free-range farmer tours Europe, calling for honest labelling

Free-range farmer tours Europe, calling for honest labelling
18-10-2010 16:25 PM | Poultry, News
Don’t drop your salmonella guard
A warning against complacency over salmonella control has been issued by Klaus Torborg of Lohmann Animal Health. Mr Torborg said that the recall ...
18-10-2010 11:53 AM | Poultry, News
DEFRA stands by perch interpretation
Defra has told the British Free Range Egg Producers Association that it intends to stand by the way it interprets EU rules on free range perches, desp...
18-10-2010 11:53 AM | Poultry, News
Audit confirms Poland preparation
European Union inspectors have raised doubts over the readiness of Poland to comply with the forthcoming ban on the use of conventional laying cages. ...
18-10-2010 11:51 AM | Poultry, News
Prague hosts IEC Conference
Well over 300 delegates from all over the world visited beautiful Prague in September to attend the four day International Egg Commission (IEC) Market...
18-10-2010 11:51 AM | Poultry, News
Free range the Australian way
A bitter row is running in Australia over the Australian Egg Corporation’s plans for a huge increase in the permitted stocking density of free r...
18-10-2010 11:50 AM | Poultry, News
GPs updated on eggs and cholesterol
The British Egg Information Service (BEIS) has been spreading the good news about eggs among GPs this Autumn. A campaign targeting this key group...
18-10-2010 11:49 AM | Veterinary News, Husbandry News, Poultry, News
Duck egg link to salmonella
An outbreak of salmonella in England and Northern Ireland, which has affected more than 60 people and resulted in one death, is being linked to duck e...
18-10-2010 11:48 AM | Poultry, News
Egg packers raise prices as feed costs increase
Two major packers have raised producer prices following lobbying by the British Free Range Egg Producers’ Association, and others may follow. ...
15-10-2010 08:56 AM | Poultry, News
Producer calls for guarantee safety in duck eggs
Responding to the recent, duck-egg linked, salmonella outbreak, Watercress Lane has called for tougher controls to give consumers a guarantee of safet...
EC recognizes problems of animal cloning
Eurogroup for Animals welcomes the proposed temporary ban of the use of cloning of animals for food use detailed in the leaked draft report of DG SANC...
04-10-2010 13:36 PM | Poultry, News
Goose annual farm walk in Worcester
Goose ’champion’ hosts annual farm walk in Worcestershire One of the country’s largest seasonal goose producers, Judy Goodman, wi...
01-10-2010 11:12 AM | Products, News, Poultry
Top Christmas turkey for fourth year
The KellyBronze has confirmed its place as the premium Christmas turkey by winning the top honour at the British Turkey Awards for the fourth year run...
27-09-2010 09:36 AM | Poultry, News
Noble lead with price increase
BFREPA chairman John Retson has met with representatives of leading packers to press for an increase in producer prices. Shortly after this meeting No...
23-09-2010 16:11 PM | Poultry, News
Finalists for Pfizer Poultry Trainee of Year Award
Three ambitious young poultry workers from Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and the Scottish Borders have been chosen as finalists competing for the 2010 ...
22-09-2010 08:40 AM | Poultry, News
Anger at EU cage ban stance
A British Euro MP and free range egg producer has accused the European Commission of burying its head in the sand over the impending ban on convention...
22-09-2010 08:40 AM | Poultry, News
Egg packing centre fined
A company has been fined £10,000 and ordered to pay costs of over £12,000 after it admitted extending the ’best before’ dates of eggs it w...
22-09-2010 08:32 AM | Poultry, News
Egg stamping delayed by Lion
The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) has decided to delay the introduction of on-farm stamping for Lion free range and organic egg producers by six...
22-09-2010 08:31 AM | Poultry, News
Welsh trading standards get tough on fraud
Welsh trading standards bosses have warned that they will get tough with those who mislead the public by falsely labelling eggs. The warning comes ...
06-09-2010 12:10 PM | Organic, Poultry, News
Pullets to be reared on organic land
Country Fresh Pullets say they will stop producing pullets for the organic sector if new draft standards for organic rearing go ahead. Steve Carlis...
03-09-2010 11:34 AM | Poultry, News
Feasting on Michaelmas goose all week long
The feast of Michaelmas — a traditional quarter day still associated with aspects of English life today — is being celebrated through goose meals bein...
03-09-2010 11:17 AM | Poultry, News
Energy saving and productivity benefits
A highly durable radiant barrier developed specifically to provide a lining material for improving the environment inside poultry houses is now being ...
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...
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