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Poultry Industry News By Category: Egg Layer Management
11 October 2017
New Govt Advice: British Lion Eggs Safe for Mums-to-be, Babies & the Elderly
UK - Pregnant women, babies and elderly people can now enjoy dippy eggs again for the first time since the 1980s – as long as they have the British Lion mark on....
11 August 2017
British Egg Processors Criticise Buying Policies of UK’s Major Supermarkets
UK - British egg processors have criticised the buying policies of the UK’s major supermarkets after several of them have been forced to withdraw products from sale because they contain non-UK eggs contaminated with residues of Fipronil, which is unauthorised...
09 August 2017
Consumers Should Always Look for British Lion Mark on Eggs, Says BEIC
UK - The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) has issued a statement regarding the Dutch egg scandal, noting that approximately 180 farms, including egg farms, in the Netherlands have had restrictions imposed preventing them from moving eggs, manure and...
11 July 2017
British Egg Sales Crack Six Billion
UK - Egg sales have topped six billion for the first time since modern records began, with soaring sales confirming British shoppers’ growing love affair with eggs....
17 May 2017
New Report Highlights Eggs as 'Nature's Multivitamin'
UK - A new research review has concluded that the humble egg’s unique combination of high quality protein and essential vitamins and minerals means it should be termed ‘Nature’s multivitamin’. ...
09 May 2017
Easter Egg Sales Outstrip Chocolate Eggs
UK - More than twice as many real eggs than chocolate eggs were eaten over the Easter weekend, according to data estimates released by the British Egg Industry Council....
11 April 2017
Free Range Hens Back Outside for Easter
UK - The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC), which represents more than 95 per cent of UK free range egg production, has welcomed Defra’s announcement that the risk of avian influenza has reduced sufficiently for all free range hens in England to be...
04 April 2017
British Lion Eggs Launches New Recipes App
UK - British Lion eggs has launched a new version of its popular Egg Recipes app, giving egg enthusiasts fingertip access to hundreds of shareable recipes and videos, as well as a built in egg-timer to ensure the perfect boiled or poached egg every time....
24 March 2017
British Lion Eggs Launches Lecture Plan
UK - British Lion eggs, in association with Westminster Kingsway College, has created and launched a lecture plan to help catering students learn everything they need to know about sourcing, cooking and serving eggs and egg products....
10 October 2016
UK Shoppers Willing to Pay More for Free Range Eggs
UK - As British Egg Week 2016 gets underway, a OnePoll survey has shown that 78 per cent of UK shoppers who buy free range eggs are happy to pay a premium for them....
28 July 2016
Clear Labelling Needed to Avoid Consumer Confusion in Cage-Free Move
UK - Clear product labelling will be crucial as more retailers announce that they will stop selling eggs from enriched colony cage systems, the British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) has said....
27 July 2016
Egg Producers Need Clarity on Cage-Free Transition
UK - Retailers who have said they will stop selling eggs from hens kept in enriched cage systems by 2025 must give their egg suppliers more clarity on timelines and what will replace the current production system, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has...
13 July 2016
Tesco Eggs Going Cage-Free by 2025
UK - Supermarket chain Tesco has said it will stop sourcing any eggs from caged hens within ten years....
10 June 2016
How Can Egg Farmers Improve Profit?
UK – Speaking at last month’s British Pig & Poultry Fair, Bob Waller, a consultant from Partners in Welfare, said that a bit of attention to detail could be the difference between profit and loss....
01 June 2016
Stars of Free Range Eggs Sought for UK Awards
UK - The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) is calling for nominations for the 2016 Free Range Egg Awards....
13 May 2016
Pig & Poultry Fair: Egg Expert Says Move to Free Range Should be Measured to Avoid Oversupply
UK - A speaker at the British Pig & Poultry Fair on Tuesday said that egg producers would have to manage the transition in demand to free-range very carefully to avoid oversupply....
11 September 2015
McDonald’s to Transition to Cage-Free Eggs
US – McDonald’s has responded to customer concerns over animal welfare with an announcement yesterday that it will transition to only using cage-free eggs in the US and Canada over the next ten years....
13 July 2015
Initial Results of Eggs for Elderly Study Unveiled
UK - The first stage of a three-year programme of research into the potential for improving health in later life by increasing egg intake was presented at the Nutrition Society Summer Meeting, held on 6-9 July 2015....
26 September 2014
How to Tell If Your Hen Is Laying Eggs
UK - Mike Colley, FAI Farms' Poultry Manager, explains how to tell if your female chicken is in lay. ...
25 April 2014
Precision Farming for Pig and Poultry Farms
UK - With data set to be one of the most important management tools on farm, the Royal Agricultural Society of England will be advising visitors at the British Pig and Poultry Fair in May on the collection, analysis and effective use of data....
17 September 2013
Owen Paterson Calls for Evidence on Beak Trimming
UK - Defra Secretary of State Owen Paterson wishes to hear from more poultry farmers after seeing first-hand why beak-trimming takes place....
27 September 2012
FOSSILSHIELD Combats Red Mite
UK - Signs of red mite can include bird restlessness, pale combs, loss of feathers and blood spots on eggs. With a risk of egg production being affected, there would undoubtedly be an economic loss....
27 August 2012
Bristol University Seeks Free-Range Farmers for Beak-trimming Project
UK - Researchers at the University of Bristol are appealing for help from free-range egg producers who are considering managing their flocks without beak trimming....
20 July 2012
Immunity is Key, Says Merial
UK - Bird health and egg production have improved and breed targets been beaten following the introduction of VAXXITEK® HVT+IBD in day-old chicks at the UK’s largest producer of colony eggs....
10 July 2012
Consistency is Vital
UK - Stuart Bird is an egg producer at C & P Bird Brothers Ltd. in north Bedfordshire. His family has been producing eggs for a wide variety of different customers, including high-street retailers, wholesalers, caterers and butchers for more than 40 years. ...
 
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