Through this regular feature, we have followed the experience of Fred and Janet Powell and their family with their first flock of free range in Llandridnod Wells, in mid-Wales.
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When floor eggs become an issue it can have a significant impact on the profitability of a flock!
The baton arrived to us at Twyford on Thursday 21st June and we all set off to Openfield (a grain trading company from whom we purchase wheat) at Goodworth Clatford on Friday 22nd, taking in a 40 mile circuitous cycle ride, returning to Humphrey Feeds & Pullets later in the day.
Martin Lawrence of Meadowside Free Range Eggs Ltd, shows how embracing technology on his farm in mid-Wales has helped him deliver gains in productivity and improved conditions for his flock.
We are really pleased to share the news that our website is now available to read in Welsh. Mae ein gwefan nawr ar gael i’w darllen yn y Gymraeg
Our stand at The British Pig and Poultry Fair on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th May was bustling - just the way we like it!
We will be exhibiting at The British Pig & Poultry Fair on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th May at NEAC Stoneleigh, Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.
This blog will focus on what you can do to ensure that the water you supply to your birds will support their health and productivity.
In this blog, we cover water; its mineral components, its pH, and what else can be present in it and what effects these can all have on the health of your birds.
Respiratory health is key for healthy birds. Poultry are vaccinated for the main pathogens that affect respiratory health, and many of the remaining diseases are viral and therefore unaffected by antibiotics. The best way to maintain good respiratory health for your birds is by optimising their air quality.
We hosted a lively event at The Bell Country Inn, Llandrindod Wells, last week with some great speakers who really captured our attention.
In part three of our series, Flock Focus, we re-join Fred Powell and his family with their first flock in Mid Wales. Our last visit to Fred’s farm saw egg production underway, with 32,000 pullets reared by Humphrey Feed & Pullets in his new multi-tier Big Dutchman shed. The birds are now 51 weeks of age, and production is excellent.
Defra has extended its Avian Influenza (AI) Prevention Zone across the whole of England after 6 outbreaks of the H5N6 virus have been confirmed among wild birds in recent weeks.
The Government’s new focus on agricultural and rural affairs in the light of Brexit could be good news for farmers considering opportunities in the egg and broiler sectors.
Free range egg production is enjoying continued year on year growth, an opportunity that has not gone unnoticed by farmers working in less predictable sectors.