Scotland gears up to ban all cages in egg production
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1w 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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2w 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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1M 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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1M 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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1M 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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1M 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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1M 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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Salmonella warning linked to Polish poultry imports
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1M ago
Local authorities and consumers have been advised to step up their checks and tighten their hygiene practices in response to a rising threat of salmonella food poisoning linked to imports ..read more
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Poultry producers win case for greater bird flu compensation
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1M ago
Poultry farmers who have had their flocks slaughtered following an outbreak of avian influenza have been under-compensated and may have a right to further payments. That is the conclusion of ..read more
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High path avian flu case confirmed in Yorkshire
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1M ago
A new case of avian influenza has been identified in a commercial poultry unit near Driffield, Yorkshire. Defra said in a statement: “Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed ..read more
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