Conference to help British egg farmers build resilience

The in-person event takes place 29 September
calendar icon 29 August 2022
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The British Free Range Egg Producers’ Association (BFREPA) Conference will return as an in-person event on 29 September, as egg producers face pressures from overwhelming rises in production costs.

The UK’s egg producers will come together at NEC Birmingham for tools and advice that will help them stay resilient and successful during a period of adversity.

The theme of this year’s conference, ‘Building resilience in a commodity world’, will tackle a range of issues facing free range egg producers and the current challenges in the market.

The government’s chief veterinary officer Christine Middlemiss will share her vision for resilient biosecurity as the industry emerges from the worst AI outbreak yet. Other topics that will be covered include mental health in farming, producing food more sustainably, and saving on feed costs.

The conference, organised in partnership with ForFarmers, is the largest livestock conference of its type in the UK and typically attracts hundreds of farmers and delegates from across the industry.

“UK free range and organic egg producers are facing a multitude of pressures from huge rises in production costs and unsustainable prices from the market," said Robert Gooch, BFREPA CEO. "Frustratingly, our calls for a much-needed price rise of at least 40p per dozen from retailers have fallen on deaf ears, all while facing the worst AI outbreak we have ever experienced."

“Many members are considering their future in the sector so this year’s conference is about bringing producers together, hearing their stories, and encouraging conversations about how to overcome these hurdles and stay resilient during what continues to be a challenging time for egg producers," he added.

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