Tag Archives: Welfare of Laying Hens Directive

Plans for EU sow stall ban “in disarray”

PLANS FOR a partial ban on sow stalls from 1 January 2013 are in disarray. With 17 countries unlikely to be ready for the ban, pig production could fall and prices could go up “by at least 10%”.   Sow stalls have been banned in the UK since 1999 and the new law is intended…
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Price of free range eggs to rise?

FREE RANGE egg producers are demanding a significant and immediate increase in the price they receive to maintain supplies in the long-term.   According to the National Farmers Union, free range have struggled for 18 months amid a background of rising costs, low egg prices and oversupply in the free range market.   However, since…
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