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Wednesday, February 14, 2024
NFU survey reveals concerns for UK egg and poultry producers
A survey conducted by the National Farmers Union (NFU) has unveiled an uncertain future for producers of British eggs and poultry meat, signalling the need for greater government support and reform within the supply chain, Shropshire Star r ...
Friday, August 4, 2023
Tesco commits US$12.7 million additional support for UK egg sector
Leading supermarket chain Tesco has unveiled plans to inject a further GBP 10 million (~US$12.7 million; GBP 1 = US$1.27) in support of the UK egg sector, underscoring its steadfast dedication to sourcing all shell eggs from within the UK, ...
Thursday, January 5, 2023
Rising input costs lead to more UK egg farmers quitting
Ged Futter, a former senior buying manager at Asda, has warned that the UK will be affected by a homegrown food shortage as more egg farmers quit due to rising costs, The Telegraph reported.
Friday, July 8, 2022
UK egg producers not benefitting from rising egg prices
Farmers in the UK said rising egg prices in the past few weeks are not benefiting producers, which could result in farmers reducing output or leaving the sector, The Grocer reported.
Friday, October 18, 2019
Free contract guidance launched to restore UK egg supply chain balance
October 18, 2019 Free contract guidance launched to restore UK egg supply chain balance The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) announced its free, professional guidance to assist farmers and egg packers draw up a balanced ...
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
UK egg producers commended for substantially reducing salmonella
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has bestowed accolade on the country's egg producers who have made them safe enough to be eaten raw or lightly cooked even by infants.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
UK egg sales in 10th consecutive year of growth
Retail egg sales grew almost 5% in 2016, or more than 250 million extra eggs, according to latest data issued by British Lion eggs, a UK food safety mark.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
UK egg producers protest over fresh eggs ban
August 27, 2013   UK egg producers protest over fresh eggs ban   The chairman of the UK's National Farmers Union (NFU) poultry board has described a decision to ban fresh eggs in omelettes and scrambled eggs at the British Houses of Parliam ...
Friday, March 1, 2013
UK egg producer invests US$1.5 million in new packing centre
UK's L J Fairburn and Son, the largest contracted producer for Noble Foods has invested about £1 million (US$1.5 million) in a new packing centre and launching its own branded egg. The decision by the company follows a 30-year plus associa ...
Friday, September 21, 2012
UK egg producers face crisis as feed prices soar
Due to rising feed costs, UK farmers have warned of a looming shortage of free-range eggs because producers are being forced out of business. The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) claims farmers must receive a higher pri ...
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
UK egg and poultry producers face challenges from price increases
August 1, 2012 UK egg and poultry producers face challenges from price increases   Feed prices in 2012/2013 could cost UK poultry producers GBP440 million (US$689 million) more than last year as a result of the hot and dry weather condition ...
Friday, March 16, 2012
UK eggs to be stamped with EU-compliant logo
March 16, 2012 UK eggs to be stamped with EU-compliant logo All UK eggs in compliance with EU requirements of conventional cage ban will now be marked with a Lion logo. The British Egg Industry Council has also established a website www.leg ...
Thursday, October 20, 2011
UK egg producers face challenging times
October 20, 2011 UK egg producers face challenging times  The number of laying hens across the EU needs to reduce by approximately 20 to 40 million in order to stabilise the egg market although egg prices are unlikely to rise until Easter 2 ...
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
NFU asks European Commission to safeguard UK eggs
September 20, 2011 NFU asks European Commission to safeguard UK eggs The National Farmers Union (NFU) has asked the European Commission to ensure UK egg farmers are not undercut by illegally produced eggs following the enforcement of new ru ...
Monday, July 18, 2011
UK egg producers battle against low-priced eggs
July 18, 2011 UK egg producers battle against low-priced eggs UK free-range egg producers are fighting a cartel of UK packers who are claimed to have driven the price farmers are paid for their eggs below the cost of production. UK egg farm ...

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