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RSPCA dumped chicks

Poultry breeder suspends staff member over abandoned chicks Subscription

22 Feb 2017 | By Beth Gault

Some 1,500 day-old chicks were abandoned in a Lincolshire field last week

RSPCA dumped chicks

RSPCA investigates 1,000 chicks dumped near Peterborough Subscription

20 Feb 2017 | By Beth Gault

Some chicks were dead or dying and had to be put down, RSPCA says

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Banham Poultry farm in Suffolk hit by bird flu control zone Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Kevin White

Some 23,000 birds at the farm were due to be culled this week, Defra said

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Bernard Matthews set to cut 150 jobs in Norfolk Subscription

09 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The turkey giant said it was consulting over proposals

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NFU urges retailers to help with free-range eggs problem Subscription

09 Feb 2017 | By Beth Gault

Meurig Raymond this week wrote to CEOs of top UK food retailers to ask for support

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Fresh bird flu outbreak adds to free-range supply fears Subscription

02 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Another outbreak of bird flu has been confirmed in the UK, adding to mounting fears free-range eggs could soon disappear

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Moy Park announces three promotions to senior management Subscription

24 Jan 2017 | By Beth Gault

Appointments follow recruitment of Andrew Richards as commercial director two weeks ago

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Faccenda profits hit by low prices and tough conditions Subscription

24 Jan 2017 | By Kevin White

Combination of currency fluctuations, fierce competition in retail and oversupplied markets materially affected profitability, it says

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New case of avian flu detected on Lincolnshire turkey farm Subscription

17 Jan 2017 | By Kevin White

Defra has imposed a 3km protection zone and a 10km surveillance zone around the infected farm

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Bernard Matthews takeover wins competition authority approval Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Kevin White

CMA has cleared the deal for Boparan Private Holdings to acquire the turkey giant and ended its investigation

Andrew Richards, Moy Park

Andrew Richards joins Moy Park as commercial director

12 Jan 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

He was previously group chief operating officer of coffee supplier UCC Europe

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Rising demand set to drive up price of eggs in 2017 Subscription

09 Jan 2017 | By Carina Perkins

UK egg prices are bouncing back as demand surges among health-conscious Brits

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Helen Skelton and Simon Rimmer back British eggs Subscription

06 Jan 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The celebrities will share their favourite egg recipes and tips on healthy eating

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More bird flu outbreaks prompt extension of prevention zone

05 Jan 2017 | By Kevin White

Restrictions keeping poultry indoors will be kept in place until 28 February

Taste Inc 100% Chargrilled Chicken Fillet, original variant

Taste Inc to make debut with chilled chicken snack line

04 Jan 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The NPD from CP Foods is aimed at health-conscious consumers

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M&S suspends chicken suppliers over cruelty claims Subscription

22 Dec 2016 | By Kevin White

A Peta investigation claims birds have been kept in ‘nightmarish’ conditions

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Six migrant workers negotiate gangmaster compensation Subscription

20 Dec 2016 | By Beth Gault

“Substantial” compensation awarded after labour exploitation on a farm producing chickens

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Bird flu outbreak 'will not affect Christmas turkeys' Subscription

19 Dec 2016 | By Kevin White

Defra confirmed the outbreak at a farm in Lincolnshire on 16 December

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Yorkshire Poultry Products rescue deal saves 126 jobs Subscription

16 Dec 2016 | By Edward Devlin

More than 120 jobs have been saved at a halal poultry processor after administrators at KPMG struck a rescue deal.

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2 Sisters prepares for tough 2017 as inflation takes hold Subscription

15 Dec 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

CEO Ranjit Singh warns of post-Brexit uncertainty as group reports strong set of Q1 figures

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Poultry sector backs month-long bird flu prevention zone Subscription

07 Dec 2016 | By Kevin White

Zone imposed by Defra in bid to minimise threat of infection as H5N8 strain hits Europe

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Kelly Turkeys readies premium Thanksgiving US poultry push

24 Nov 2016 | By Kevin White

It has been testing the US Thanksgiving market for the past six years

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Poultry industry calls for clarity over e.coli report Subscription

21 Nov 2016 | By Carina Perkins

The study found two thirds of British retail chicken contained ESBL-producing e.coli, but was based on samples taken three…

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CMA launches phase one investigation in Boparan's Bernard Matthews deal Subscription

21 Nov 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has officially launched a merger enquiry into Boparan’s rescue of fallen turkey giant Bernard Matthews.

Dom Joly Cracking Eggs

Jokes to appear on egg shells in Big & Fresh trial

27 Apr 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Punchline to Dom Joly jokes appear once the eggs are flipped…

Colourful egg

Is higher welfare the way to crack value growth in eggs? Subscription

25 Apr 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Consumers are buying more eggs, but they’re not spending more. Can higher-welfare lines help crack value growth?…

GM Poultry

'No backlash' over non-GM policy shift

23 Feb 2014 | By Julia Glotz

The mults’ decision last year to abandon non-GM policies on poultry feed has not led to a consumer backlash…

Asda sets up group for poultry farmers

Asda sets up group for poultry farmers Subscription

30 Jun 2013 | By Richard Ford

Asda has set up its first producer group for poultry farmers to help them cut input costs such as feed and machinery…

'Go to Work on an Egg' slogan returns for British Egg Week

'Go to Work on an Egg' slogan returns for British Egg Week Subscription

17 Jun 2013 | By Richard Ford

British consumers will be encouraged to ‘Go to Work on an Egg’ once more…

Goose fat for Christmas feels price pressure from German demand

Goose fat for Christmas feels price pressure from German demand Subscription

01 Jun 2013 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Soaring demand for geese in Germany is threatening to push up the cost of the British Christmas dinner…

Happy Egg Co rolls into US with $100m target

Happy Egg Co rolls into US with $100m target Subscription

20 Oct 2012

The Happy Egg Co is looking to crack the US, as it seeks to establish its free-range eggs ahead of a Californian ban on caged eggs in 2015…

Turkey giants link to teach consumers how not to burn your bird

Turkey giants link to teach consumers how not to burn your bird Subscription

06 Oct 2012 | By Julia Glotz

Help is at hand for those of us who never fail to overcook the Christmas turkey - the turkey industry has unveiled new office…

Fried breakfast

Brits bring home the bacon... and the eggs Subscription

14 Aug 2012 | By Natalie Brown

More and more breakfast eaters are tucking into fry-able foods.

Tesco acts on demand for Jimmy lines

Tesco acts on demand for Jimmy lines Subscription

07 Jul 2012 | By Julia Glotz

Tesco has doubled the number of stores selling Jimmy Doherty higher-welfare sausages and chicken kievs…

MPs launch new pig and poultry group

MPs launch new pig and poultry group Subscription

07 Jul 2012 | By Julia Glotz

The pig and poultry sectors are set to have their profiles raised in parliament thanks to the launch of a new cross-party group next week.

NFU: Tesco coudl do more to promote its work on dairy

NFU urges retailers to show off UK sourcing Subscription

29 Jun 2012

Retailers are not doing enough to promote the work they’re doing to support British agriculture…



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