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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. ...
29 February 2012
New Auditors for BEIC Lion Scheme
UK - The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) has appointed new independent auditors for the Lion Code of Practice. ...
05 January 2012
OFC - Concern over Battery Cage Eggs Raised
UK - UK Independence party member of the European Parliament, Stuart Agnew, called on the food processing and catering industries during the Oxford Farming conference to take action to prevent eggs from EU countries that do not comply with new enriched...
02 December 2011
Govt Plans to Tackle Battery Hen Egg Imports
WALES, UK - The Farmers' Union of Wales (FUW) has welcomed the announcement by the Welsh Government that it will take steps to protect the Welsh egg industry from illegally produced imports. ...
22 November 2011
Imports Of Eggs From The EU
WALES, UK - On 1 January 2012, the EU Directive 1999/74 will introduce a ban on the use of conventional cages (battery) for laying hens across the EU, commented Alun Davies, Welsh Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and European Programmes....
09 November 2010
Minister Announces Two Welfare Regulations
UK - Agriculture Minister Jim Paice yesterday made it clear that British consumers deserve to see only eggs from hens kept in better welfare cages on supermarket shelves once the EU-wide 2012 'battery' cage ban comes in. Broiler stocking density and beak-trimming...
14 July 2009
Omega-3: Happier, Healthier, More Productive Hens?
UK - Most of us are aware of the potential health benefits of omega-3 found in fish oil and flax seed. Now researchers are looking at how omega-3 may help laying hens avoid bone damage. ...
13 March 2009
Customers Urged to Avoid Buying Large Hen Eggs
UK - Most people who buy eggs from supermarkets or other retail food stores seek to always lay their hands on ones as large as possible, in order to get a better value for their money....
19 January 2009
Sainsbury's Stops Selling Cage Eggs
UK - Supermarket chain Sainsbury's has announced that, from the 5 February, it will no longer sell eggs from battery hens. ...
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