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JBS announces intention to sell Moy Park Subscription

20 Jun 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Beleaguered Brazilian meat giant JBS has announced it plans to sell its shareholding in Northern Irish poultry firm Moy Park as part of a R$7m (£1.68bn) divestment programme

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2 Sisters to close Smethwick plant with loss of 250 jobs

05 Jun 2017 | By Kevin White

Processor launched a 45-day consultation into closing ‘ageing’ site in April

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Poultry sales help boost Moy Park revenues by 6.6% Subscription

18 May 2017 | By Kevin White

Quarterly results posted by the JBS-owned processor this week showed year on year revenue growth of £22.9m to £370.4m

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Moy Park revenues up 6.6% in first quarter Subscription

16 May 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Northern Irish poultry supplier Moy Park has reported a 6.6% jump in first quarter revenues, according the newly published accounts from its parent company Brazilian meat giant JBS,

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Two new cases of avian flu prompt poultry movement review Subscription

08 May 2017 | By Kevin White

Government avian flu controls were due to be lifted on 15 May in England, but now may be extended

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2 Sisters invests £27.5m into South West supply chain Subscription

04 May 2017 | By Kevin White

The supplier increased production by a third, to more than a million birds a week, during the past year

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Government avian flu controls in England to be lifted from 15 May Subscription

03 May 2017 | By Kevin White

Defra has changed its risk assessment over the spread of the virus from ‘medium’ to ‘low’

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Noble takes another crack at posh eggs with Heritage Breeds Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

The Heritage Breeds range will feature duck, hen and quail eggs from British farms

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2 Sisters set to close chicken plant in Smethwick, West Mids Subscription

11 Apr 2017 | By Kevin White

Some 630 staff could lose their job at the plant, described as ’ageing’ by 2 Sisters

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Bernard Matthews confirms 114 redundancies as it ceases chicken production Subscription

06 Apr 2017 | By Edward Devlin

A spokesman for 2 Sisters owner Ranjit Singh’s private office confirmed more than 80 chicken production staff and about 30 managerial roles at the Great Witchingham headquarters have been made redundant

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CP Foods acquires Westbridge Food to grow poultry exports to UK and EU Subscription

03 Apr 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Poultry supplier Westbridge Food Group has been snapped up by Thai food conglomerate CP Foods in a deal worth £60m.

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Moy Park wins raft of listings for ready to eat chicken range Subscription

21 Mar 2017 | By Beth Gault

The Good to Go range launched in January as a “convenient snacking solution”

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Fourth quarter like for like sales up 7.4% at Moy Park as annual volumes increase Subscription

14 Mar 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

JBS-owned Norther Irish poultry processor Moy Park saw annual revenues dip 0.3% but profits increase as the volume of birds processed rose over the year.

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FSA campy reduction campaign stops 100,000 from falling ill Subscription

14 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

Regulator claims success as initiative saves NHS estimated £13m a year

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Unite protests at Tesco over 2 Sisters 'quasi-slave culture' Subscription

06 Mar 2017 | By Beth Gault

Union accuses food giant of behaving like “tin-pot dictators in labour dispute

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Darrell May appointed head of sales at Moy Park Subscription

02 Mar 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Appointment follows recruitment of three new members to Moy Park’s senior management team in January

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Free-range eggs lose status as EU housing deadline is passed

02 Mar 2017 | By Beth Gault

Producers have been subject to a national protection zone limiting bird movement since 6 December

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General Mills makes global cage-free eggs commitment Subscription

02 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

The US food giant will extend a similar commitment made in 2015 for the Canada and US markets

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Free-range egg producers face big losses from bird flu crisis Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Kevin White

Egg producers were subjected to a national protection zone limiting bird movement, poultry shows and gatherings on 6 December

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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

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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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Jokes to appear on egg shells in Big & Fresh trial Subscription

27 Apr 2014 | By Julia Glotz

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

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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?…

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'No backlash' over non-GM policy shift Subscription

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…

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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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