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Egg contracts 'not worth the paper they are written on'

Work is under way to determine the fairness of free-range egg contracts. The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (Bfrepa) is calling on farmers to send in their contracts with…

BUSINESS

Feed price increases erode egg producer margins

Free-range egg producers are calling for a farmgate price increase as the cost of feed continues to spiral. Heatwaves affecting many of Europe’s major wheat-growing nations have hit crop yields,…

Outlook 2017: Can rising demand sustain poultry prices?

Many farmers have entered the egg production sector over the past few years because of strong demand. However, egg prices will need to remain robust in 2017 or margins will come…

EGGS

Egg sales continue to soar in 2016

Consistent marketing of the health and dietary benefits of eggs is paying off, with egg sales continuing to rise this year. Latest Kantar figures show that retail egg sales rose by 3.7%…

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POULTRY

Campaigns market eggs to elderly and trendy youth

Two campaigns have been launched to promote eggs to the youngest and oldest generations. The first aims to raise awareness of the latest egg safety advice for vulnerable groups and remind caterers of their…

Egg week celebrates Hancock’s ‘go to work on an egg’ half ...

British Egg Week is to celebrate half a century since the iconic series of “go to work on an egg” adverts were first aired, alongside a wide range of activities aimed at…

Happy Egg takes advantage of US demand for non-cage eggs

Noble Foods has taken advantage of “massive growth” in non-caged egg demand in the US, with Happy Egg now the leading brand in the country's free-range category. The company has tripled…

PLANNING PERMISSION

Watch: Villagers feud with egg packer over new farm

A planning dispute has broken out in a Kent village characteristic of those across the country – local residents opposing the erection of a new poultry unit. This one, however,…

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