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Poultry Industry News By Category: Free Range Production
22 January 2019
Packers' price cuts for free range eggs disappoints BFREPA
UK - Robert Gooch, BFREPA’s chief executive, released a statment in response to news that some packers have lowered the price they are paying producers for free range eggs...
17 January 2019
BFREPA finds gross imbalance in egg supply contracts
The British Free Range Egg Producers Association is seeking to reform supply contracts between farmers and packers after lawyers found terms of agreements are grossly imbalanced in favour of buyers...
10 December 2018
Carrefour launches promotion zones for cage-free eggs
TAIWAN, 10 December 2018 - Carrefour Taiwan stores have set up promotion zones for cage-free eggs supplied by domestic farmers, the hypermarket chain said last week, adding that it would also encourage affiliated restaurants to use such eggs...
03 December 2018
Conventional cages excluded from draft global standard by World Animal Health Organisation
GLOBAL - The World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) is proposing global standards for housing laying hens, which will now exclude conventional cages from their standard...
Interview with the author: "Animal Welfare Science, Husbandry and Ethics"
Dr Mark Fisher, the principal adviser for the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), Animal Welfare Team, and author of the recently published Animal Welfare Science, Husbandry and Ethics, completed his PhD in animal physiology at the University...
13 November 2018
Underfloor, geo-thermal heating keeps Llyr’s hens happy and laying
WALES, UK, 13 November 2018 - A North Wales hill farmer is keeping his 16,000 hens happy and laying thanks to underfloor heating from ‘green’ energy stored in the earth...
09 November 2018
A market-ready method for gender identification in hatching eggs
GERMANY, 8 November 2018 - On 8 November 2018, the Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Julia Klöckner, together with Dr Ludger Breloh, SELEGGT Managing Director and Jan Kunath, Deputy CEO of REWE Group, presented in Berlin the now market-ready...
08 November 2018
California votes: hens must be cage-free by 2022
USA, 7 November 2018 - California voters overwhelmingly approved a measure Tuesday requiring that all eggs sold in the state come from cage-free hens by 2022...
05 November 2018
Compassion in World Farming launches first European EggTrack report
EU - Compassion in World Farming announced their first European EggTrack report which shows the progress companies are making towards ending the use of cages for laying hens...
31 October 2018
Farmers aim to end Britain’s obsession with large eggs
UK - 31 October 2018: Farmers are asking British consumers to eat a range of egg sizes rather than always reaching for a box of large eggs...
Cal-Maine completes acquisition of egg production assets
USA - 31 October 2018: Cal-Maine Foods, Inc has finally closed the previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Featherland Egg Farms, Inc, relating to its commercial shell egg production, processing, distribution and sale business...
Order against caging of birds upsets poultry farmers in India
INDIA - 31 October 2018: Expressing concern over the recent interim order of the Supreme Court against the rearing of birds in cages, poultry farmers in the Namakkal district of the state of Tamil Nadu have said that this will affect the industry in a...
26 October 2018
H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza discovered in Laos
LAOS: The World Organisation for Animal Health has alerted to the discovery of highly pathogenic avian influenze (H5N1) in Laos...
New guides for goose producers unveiled at annual farm walk
OXFORDSHIRE, UK - 26 October 2018: Two new guides were launched by the British Poultry Council (BPC) when goose producers from across the UK met for their annual farm walk hosted by the Homewood family at Peach Croft Farm, Radley, Abingdon, in Oxfordshire...
24 October 2018
There is a false economy of turkey ‘crowns’, says KellyBronze
UK - 24 October 2018: The premium prices for turkey breasts or ‘crowns’ at Christmas means that consumers are effectively paying for the whole bird when buying a crown, according to Paul Kelly, managing director of Kelly Turkeys...
High consumer demand in the poultry industry
UK - 24 October 2018: Over the last five years, there has been a considerable investment by farmers into poultry units, both for free range eggs and broiler chicken production...
12 October 2018
2018 Free Range Award winners unveiled
UK - The stars of free range egg production have been recognised by their peers for the contributions they have made to the sector over the past 12 months...
World Egg Day: HSI welcomes global progress towards cage-free production
GLOBAL - Friday, 12 October is World Egg Day and while the majority of egg-laying hens in the world are confined to barren cages for nearly their entire lives, Humane Society International (HSI), a global animal protection organisation, welcomes the progress...
09 October 2018
Southeast Asia's first workshop on cage-free egg production a success
INDONESIA - Humane Society International, in conjunction with the Indonesian Veterinary Medical Association, recently hosted Southeast Asia’s first technical workshop on cage-free egg production in Surabaya, Indonesia ...
18 September 2018
Keeping track: Compassion launches first European EggTrack Report
EU - Following the success of Compassion in World Farming’s US EggTrack Report last year, the farm animal welfare charity launched a new report on 18 September 2018 to show the progress European companies are making towards meeting their 2025 cage-free...
05 September 2018
European Citizens Initiative: Commission registers 'End the Cage Age' initiative
EU - The College of Commissioners has today (5 September 2018) decided to register a European Citizens' Initiative entitled 'End the Cage Age'...
30 August 2018
Traditional turkey production in a modern world
UK - Paul Kelly and his family have been perfecting the art of rearing flawless turkeys for nearly half a century and have become a household name for producing high quality turkeys for the Christmas season...
29 August 2018
The Lakes Free Range Egg Company receives Queen's award
UK - The Lakes Free Range Egg Company received their Queens Award for Sustainable Development from Cumbria’s Lord Lieutenant on Friday (24th August)...
23 August 2018
Privé Group commits to sourcing exclusively cage-free eggs
SINGAPORE - Singaporean company The Privé Group announced its new sustainability and animal welfare initiative, committing to a 100 percent cage-free egg supply chain...
14 August 2018
Price increase “desperately needed” as British egg producers are pushed to the brink
Free range egg producers in Britain are calling for an immediate price increase as the cost of feed continues to rise...
 
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