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Avian flu to 'shake up' 2015 poultry trade

Avian flu to 'shake up' 2015 poultry trade
26-01-2011 15:25 PM | Poultry, News
Certification company suspended
The certification body responsible for certifying the Lion code of practice has been suspended by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). But...
24-01-2011 15:41 PM | NFU, Poultry, News
One chicken makes three meals
As consumers start to feel the pinch with rising food prices impacting on groceries across the board, the NFU has launched a new campaign to help peop...
20-01-2011 17:23 PM | Poultry, News
Egg producers facing difficult market conditions
The British Free Range Egg Producers Association issued their latest costings which bear out the unbelievably difficult circumstances egg producers ar...
17-01-2011 21:55 PM | Appointments, Poultry, News
Elanco strengthen customer support team
Jerry Glover, Graham Rigg and Greg Allin are pleased to announce the expansion and strengthening of the Elanco Support Team as they plan to bring a br...
14-01-2011 15:08 PM | Poultry, News
Food manufacturers warned about illegal eggs
The United Kingdom egg industry has warned food manufacturers and food service companies about the potential threat from illegal eggs once the Europea...
13-01-2011 19:42 PM | Poultry, News
Support for egg sector vital
Consumers and the rest of the food chain must support the British egg market when new European welfare rules for hens are introduced later this year. ...
13-01-2011 08:38 AM | Poultry, News
Gizzi Erskine launches eggs campaign for 2011
Top chef and TV presenter Gizzi Erskine is spearheading a new £1 million British Lion eggs marketing campaign for 2011, helping continue eggs’ r...
07-01-2011 10:08 AM | Poultry, News
Look for Lion on food products
In light of dioxin contamination of animal feed in Germany, the British Egg Industry Council has urged food manufacturers, caterers and retailers to s...
05-01-2011 09:46 AM | Poultry, News
Egg and poultry crisis highlighted to supermarkets
The British Free Range Egg Producers Association and the National Farmers Union have written to United Kingdom supermarkets to highlight the financial...
30-12-2010 10:45 AM | Poultry, News
Further Investment for Aviagen in Europe
Aviagen, the world’s leading poultry breeding company, is in the process of reaching an agreement to purchase the Grandparent (GP) production fa...
21-12-2010 15:48 PM | Poultry, News
Could Christmas dinner protect your heart?
Eating turkey or other fowl in the future could lead to a healthier heart according to researchers from the University of Reading. Experts found that ...
20-12-2010 16:08 PM | Poultry, News
Have you a bone to pick!
In the icy weather that we are currently having, the Accident and Emergency Departments in the hospitals are likely to be treating an increased number...
20-12-2010 16:06 PM | Poultry, News
Pancakes and more is new Noble initiative
Noble Foods has launched two new initiatives to help boost consumer demand for eggs. The company, which last year invested heavily in the launch of...
20-12-2010 16:05 PM | Poultry, News
Egg market in balance mid year
British Egg Industry Council deputy chairman Andrew Joret believes the free range egg market could be back in balance by the middle of 2011. But he is...
17-12-2010 00:49 AM | Poultry, News
UK 'shafted' by EU claims veteran egg producer
Veteran egg producer John Campbell of Glenrath Farms says the United Kingdom egg industry has been "shafted" by the European Union. His o...
17-12-2010 00:32 AM | Poultry, News
Happy Egg and Aldi free range winners
An old hand at the egg business and a couple who are relatively new to free range egg farming took the Producer of the Year title in this year’s...
16-12-2010 22:43 PM | Poultry, News
MEP blasts EU cage ban as 'shambles'
Outspoken MEP Stuart Agnew has described the European Union’s handling of the forthcoming ban on conventional cages as a "shambles." ...
16-12-2010 16:12 PM | Poultry, News
Delegates battle snow for BFREPA Conference
Hundreds of delegates and exhibitors battled their way through arctic conditions to attend the annual conference of the British Free Range Egg Produce...
16-12-2010 16:04 PM | Poultry, News
Egg industry committed to reducing bone breakages
The egg industry has reaffirmed its commitment to reducing bone breakages in laying hens, following the publication of a report on osteoporosis and bo...
16-12-2010 15:18 PM | Poultry, News
Gafoor invest in halal poultry processor
Gafoor poultry Products Ltd, one of the UK’s longest serving halal poultry processors, is reaping the benefits from a substantial investment at ...
16-12-2010 14:09 PM | Poultry, News
Agnew tells commission over 2012 battery cage ban
The East of England MEP, Stuart Agnew (UKIP), in a speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg today has been giving the European Commission some ...
14-12-2010 15:09 PM | Poultry, News, Renewables
Lakes aim towards carbon neutral plant
The Lakes Free Range Egg Company aims to become the first UK carbon neutral, sustainable egg packing operation. The company is updating their operatio...
14-12-2010 11:59 AM | Poultry, News
MP challenges beak trimming legislation
Government plans to remove the ban on routine beak trimming of laying hens are under the spotlight this week after a surprise intervention in the Hous...
14-12-2010 11:34 AM | Organic, Poultry, News
Organic production tastes good
Organic egg production not only means a better life for the hen; choosing the right breeds and the right feed can provide consumers with a better sens...
10-12-2010 11:12 AM | Poultry, News
Another win for Scottish egg champions
Ayrshire egg producer retailers Jim and Anne Smillie have taken the top honours in the 2010 Scottish Egg Quality Awards competition repeating their su...
10-12-2010 09:58 AM | Poultry, News
New brand image for British Free Range Goose
A new brand identity for the British Free Range Goose is launched this Christmas — highlighting the green field lifestyle enjoyed by geese produced in...
03-12-2010 13:20 PM | Poultry, News
British public talk turkey in new survey
One in five people say that turkeys can fly while one in ten believes the bird originates from Turkey, a new survey reveals. The NFU-commissioned ...
01-12-2010 11:51 AM | Poultry, News
Parsons’ Sisters win best pair in show
Poultry enthusiasts and sisters, Rosie (10) and Olivia (12) Parsons were delighted at the National Poultry Show when their Gold Partridge Dutch Bantam...
01-12-2010 08:15 AM | Poultry, News
Live bird markets are 'reservoir of infection'
Disease can be contained through frequent rest days according to infection model Since December 2003 outbreaks of H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Inf...
26-11-2010 13:19 PM | Poultry, News
Turkey entrepreneur Bernard Matthews dies
Norfolk turkey tycoon Bernard Matthews has died at the age of 80, his company has confirmed. He began his business more than 60 years ago - with 20...
24-11-2010 19:36 PM | NFU, Poultry, News
Fair price needed for poultry industry say NFU
NFU Cymru is calling for poultry famers to be given a price that covers their increasing costs of production with soaring feed prices leaving some pro...
24-11-2010 12:02 PM | Poultry, News
Lion eggs call on manufacturers to meet demand
A study of consumer shopping habits has revealed that the British Lion mark does really make a difference, with almost half of shoppers, looking to pu...
24-11-2010 12:01 PM | Poultry, News
Scientific first in battle to save black grouse
A major scientific break-through by scientists from the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust on the fringes of moorland in the Yorkshire Dales has resul...
24-11-2010 10:05 AM | Poultry, News
Poultry farmers demand fair price
Poultry farmers are demanding a fairer price for their poultry, one that covers their increasing costs of production with soaring feed prices leaving ...
22-11-2010 14:35 PM | Poultry, News
No new egg producers until late 2011
Noble Foods has dampened speculation that it is looking to take on new producers. Rumours reaching the Ranger magazine suggested that Noble was loo...
22-11-2010 14:28 PM | Products, Poultry, Supermarkets, News
Retailers and farmers look to squeeze the middle
A food retail expert tried to offer some reassurance to hard-pressed egg producers and other farmers involved in the poultry sector when he was questi...
18-11-2010 15:40 PM | Poultry, News
Pullet, chick and vaccines prices set to rise
Some free range egg producers could find themselves paying nearly £4 per bird for pullets come the New Year. Producers have already been hit by lar...
18-11-2010 15:39 PM | Poultry, News, Shows and Events
Record delegates expected at BFREPA Conference
This year’s BFREPA conference seems set to be bigger than ever, despite recent difficulties in the free range egg market. More than 600 delegat...
17-11-2010 13:27 PM | Poultry, News
Warning of further feed increases
Free range egg producers are being warned to brace themselves for further increases in the cost of feed. Tom Hind, head of economic and internation...
17-11-2010 13:21 PM | Poultry, News
Intra-EU ban needed for ‘illegal eggs’??
Three of the EU’s largest egg-producing states have conceded that they will fail to meet the deadline for a ban on conventional laying cages. ...
17-11-2010 12:58 PM | Poultry, News
Government lifts beak trimming ban at EPIC
The Government has now taken action to lift the ban on beak trimming due to come into force at the beginning of 2011. Agriculture Minister Jim Paic...
16-11-2010 15:23 PM | Products, Poultry, News
Innovative air cleaning for the poultry industry
Innovative air cleaning launched for the poultry industry New technology to remove micro-organisms from the most crucial areas of poultry producti...
10-11-2010 11:47 AM | Poultry, News, Renewables
Couple plant trees on land roamed by hens
A couple whose sound environmental values drive their free range egg business are planting an orchard of apple trees on the land roamed by their hens ...
08-11-2010 16:35 PM | Poultry, News
KellyBronze turkeys forge ahead in Scotland
Supplies of the KellyBronze turkey in Scotland are being expanded with the purchase of an Ayrshire farm within easy reach of butchers and consumers in...
08-11-2010 14:34 PM | Poultry, News
Pfizer Trainee of Year Awards for the pig and pou
For the second year running the Pfizer Pig Trainee of the Year is awarded to a female winner while the Pfizer Poultry Trainee of the Year award goes t...
08-11-2010 11:43 AM | Poultry, News
New safeguards for chickens
Agriculture Minister Jim Paice today made it clear that British consumers deserve to see only eggs from hens kept in better welfare cages on supermark...
22-10-2010 09:37 AM | Poultry, News
New chairman for British Goose Producers
Eddie Hegarty, partner in the country’s best known gosling hatchery Norfolk Geese, has been elected chairman of British Goose Producers. He...
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. ...
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