Advice on free-range layer rations, stage by stage
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1M ago
From early chick development to transition into laying, feeding birds the correct nutrition at every stage will help achieve the best possible performance and egg quality. Attention to detail is ..read more
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4 ways to achieve a low feed conversion ratio in broilers
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1M ago
Effective hygiene is the first step to ensure broilers convert their feed efficiently into weight gain. Without this, it is likely to be an uphill struggle to maintain their health ..read more
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4 tips for effective cleaning between free-range flocks
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2M ago
A subdued supply of free-range eggs on the market is putting poultry producers under pressure to manage tighter turnarounds between flocks. At the same time, they are having to contend ..read more
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Scotland gears up to ban all cages in egg production
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2M ago
A possible ban on colony cage egg production in Scotland will put extra pressure on free-range supplies and result in imports from countries with lower welfare standards, the egg industry ..read more
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Extra vigilance needed as egg farms targeted by activists
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2M ago
Free-range egg producers are being warned to step up their vigilance following a spate of targeted incursions by animal rights activists who allege widespread mistreatment of laying hens. Undercover footage ..read more
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Free-range eggs to be protected in event of prolonged housing
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3M ago
Free-range egg producers will be able to label and sell their eggs as “free range” indefinitely when their birds are subjected to mandatory housing orders in the event of a ..read more
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RSPCA Assured gives more time for hen welfare improvements
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3M ago
Egg producers are being given more time to introduce verandas outside their hen houses, and to provide more natural daylight, following a rethink by RSPCA Assured. Last November, the welfare ..read more
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Clarence Court Eggs teams up with Royal Countryside Fund
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3M ago
Top-end egg producer/packer Clarence Court Eggs has formed a five-year partnership with the Royal Countryside Fund, and will be donating a proportion of all its egg sales to the rural ..read more
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Advice on developing a well-trained poultry team
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3M ago
A team can make or break any business, and a poor poultry team can affect production as well as efficiency. NFU Poultry Board member Will Lea helps deliver staff training ..read more
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Why avian flu vaccine rollout would cost £1.5k/shed a month
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3M ago
Vaccinating UK poultry flocks for avian influenza has been described as “cost prohibitive” because an EU surveillance requirement for swabbing and testing would set producers back £1,000-£1,500/month for every shed ..read more
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