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Poultry Industry News By Category: Egg Layers
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
Morocco produces 6.6 billion eggs annually, consumes 185 per person
MOROCCO - Morocco produced enough eggs to meet domestic demand in 2018, when Moroccans ate 185 eggs on average per person...
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...
16 January 2019
Drought frying Farm Pride egg revenue
AUSTRALIA - Farm Pride Foods says it expects the factors placing pressure on trading conditions - namely dry weather and oversupply - won't to let up any time soon...
15 January 2019
Price of eggs up 4 percent over six months in Singapore
SINGAPORE - The local retail price of eggs increased by about 4 percent between June and November last year, according to Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing...
14 January 2019
Concerns raised over level of lead in eggs laid by backyard chickens
NEW ZEALAND - Concerning levels of lead have been found in a study of eggs laid by chickens in Auckland backyards...
Irish poultry farmers need price increases to cover ever-increasing costs
IRELAND - The Irish Farmer's Associtaion's (IFA) Poultry Chairman, Andy Boylan, has called on all stakeholders involved in the processing and retailing of poultry meat and eggs, to recognise the increased costs of production...
11 January 2019
Environment for laying hens among designs from primary school students
UK - The NFU has today announced the winners of its national STEM competition, Farmvention. Nine primary schools have all won incredible prizes which include fully funded farm visits, chef visits and £600 to spend on robotics products for the school...
10 January 2019
Ukraine boosts exports of eggs in shell in 2018
UKRAINE - Ukrainian producers in 2018 boosted exports of eggs in shell by 21.3 percent, to almost 107,500 tonnes, while shell egg exports in monetary terms increased by 37.1 percent, to US$94.1 million...
09 January 2019
New year, new yolk: Noble Foods launches new brand of eggs
UK - Noble Foods, the nation’s leading egg supplier and owner of the happy egg co., is introducing Freshlay Golden Yolks, a new brand with the promise of a "deep golden, naturally delicious yolk"...
02 January 2019
Animal rights activists target S-Group over battery farm eggs
ISRAEL - Animal rights activists have launched a campaign protesting the sale of eggs laid by battery farm hens at some of the S-Group’s Prisma hypermarkets. The activists have put up signs in some of the group’s stores in Pori, Tampere and Jyväskylä...
20 December 2018
Activists protest plans for North Waikato egg farm
NEW ZEALAND - A small but noisy group of protestors vented their anger on 18 December over a proposal to build an egg producing farm in North Waikato, reported local news provider Radio New Zealand...
18 December 2018
Cuba blames Trump for egg shortages
CUBA, 18 December 2018 - President Miguel Díaz-Canel, issued remarks Sunday blaming “the impact of the embargo, which has strengthened under the Trump administration,” for nationwide shortages of bread, eggs, and other basic goods as Cubans prepare...
15 December 2018
British Lion eggs to make a big splash with Tom Daley in 2019
UK, 15 December 2018 - British Lion eggs is diving into a partnership with double World Champion and social media megastar Tom Daley as part of a £1 million+ marketing campaign for 2019 to drive the continued growth of egg sales and increase awareness...
12 December 2018
Malaysia may stop or limit egg exports to maintain local market supply, says Minister
MALAYSIA, 10 December 2018 - Malaysia is looking into limiting or stopping the export of eggs to ensure there is sufficient supply for its domestic market, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said on Monday (10 December)...
11 December 2018
How does blackhead disease spread? New research sheds light
USA, 11 December 2018 - The USPOULTRY Foundation announces the completion of a funded research project at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, that has clarified how blackhead disease spreads...
Egg prices go up, ministry checks for cartel elements
MALAYSIA, 12 December 2018 - The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) will investigate if there are elements of cartel activities causing the price of eggs to increase consistently each week for the past several months ...
10 December 2018
Corn the answer to soaring poultry feed prices, says Ag Minister
MALAYSIA, 10 December 2018 - Corn could be both a new cash crop for Malaysia and the answer to soaring poultry feed prices that have caused egg pri­ces to spike, says Sim Tze Tzin...
Fire kills over 50,000 chickens at Illinois egg facility
USA, 10 December 2018 - Between 50,000 and 80,000 hens died in a fire at an Illinois egg production facility, a spokesman from the owner of the farm told Newsweek...
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...
07 December 2018
Egg, poultry prices may double in Almaty region
KAZAKHSTAN, 7 December 2018 - The prices of eggs and poultry from manufacturers in the Almaty region may double, report the representatives of poultry industry of the Almaty region of Kazakhstan...
USPOULTRY releases seventh video in series highlighting poultry, egg farm environmental stewardship
USA, 7 December 2018 - US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is releasing a seventh video in a series highlighting environmental stewardship on poultry and egg farms...
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...
Poultry Market Intelligence Forum to examine industry forecasts, trends for 2019
USA, 3 December 2018 - US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) will host its annual Poultry Market Intelligence Forum at the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta...
Iran reports H5N8 bird flu in backyard poultry, OIE
IRAN, 3 December 2018 - Iran has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus among backyard poultry in the north of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing a report from Iran's...
 
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