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Egg producers know the score

  So Germany has lifted the FIFA World Cup – again. But theirs is not the only footballing triumph in recent weeks. The Forager has learned of another. It has emerged that egg producers EWH Moore Partnership from Crewe in Cheshire have won the Stoke City Football Team Prediction Challenge Cup – an annual competition […]

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Coffee stain looks like chicken…

  Everyone’s heard of “bullshit bingo” as a way of passing the time during some of those more tedious management meetings. But The Forager was delighted to discover an alternative distraction this week – spotting coffee stains on the meeting room floor of interesting shapes and sizes. What’s more, he even found one that looks […]

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Techno chicken rules the roost

  As regular readers of the Feathered Forager will know, Gunter has a penchant for chicken-themed music – even better if there is an accompanying video featuring a chicken. Who can forget the excellent Mercedes Benz advert, set to the 1980s disco classic “Upside Down” by Diana Ross. And if the 60′s is more your […]

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“We ♥ processing” winner announced….

The Feathered Forager was bitterly disappointed not to have made it onto the shortlist of winning entries in Marel Stork’s contest to find the most original setting for its ‘We ♥ processing’ car sticker. The company has been running the competition since early May, as part of its ‘We ♥ processing’ campaign, challenging customers and […]

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Don’t drop me David….

Gunter, the Feathered Forager, recognises a safe pair of hands when he sees them. (Pictured with former England goalkeeper David Seaman at Wembley stadium for the footy last night.)

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He’s the egg man, the local egg man Oh! The Eggman…

A chance encounter with the Prestatyn Free Range Egg Company van while taking some time off in north Wales led to this rather amazing discovery. It’s a local delivery service that aims to get free range eggs from farmgate to fridge within 48 hours of lay. This musical number, and accompanying video on the business’s […]

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Hands off my comb

  Gunter, aka the Feathered Forager, has gone into hiding. According to the Food Standards Agency, a Spanish company is seeking permission to use extract of cockerel’s comb as a novel food supplement in the UK. Apparently cockerel comb is rich in sodium hyaluronate – a well known lubricant – and is consumed widely in […]

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Foraged artwork endorsed by Forager

  With a name like “Forager” and a penchant for fine art, it is little wonder that Gunter, the Feathered Forager, was impressed with this artistic offering from East Anglia. The artwork was created by a Suffolk-based beach comber, who put it together following a stroll along the sands at Woodbridge.  Class.  

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Put a lid on it…

An interesting scheme has emerged from New Zealand via Farmers Weekly web producer Ashley Marriott – virtual reality helmets for for chickens. The helmets form part of a complete package for indoor layers, giving chickens access to simulated range using computerised goggles, underfoot treadmills and “light pipes” that pump sunshine into cages giving access to […]

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Splash of colour invigorates egg counter

The egg counter at the average British supermarket is often criticised for its lack of “retail theatre”. Industry commentator Prof David Hughes once described it as “the boredom zone”, where people might hang out for some quiet introspection. Brands, where they exist, can lack imagination and impact. Not so in sunny Majorca, where The Forager was […]

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