- Credit: Archant
A surge in membership to the British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) is being linked to avian influenza (AI) protection and political lobbying.
During a challenging 12 months for producers, more than 500 free range egg businesses with a total flock of 11.5m birds are now part of the organisation.
As part of their membership, BFREPA members receive £50,000 of secondary cleansing and disinfection insurance cover through broker Scrutton Bland.
A nationwide Avian Influenza (AI) housing order is still in place in the UK after the disease spread from mainland Europe.
BFREPA chief executive Robert Gooch said: “Undoubtedly the unique insurance scheme we negotiated has been extremely popular with producers and we know that our recently-launched contingency planning workbooks are being filled in across England, Scotland and Wales.
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“These membership benefits are specifically designed to help free range egg producers build protection and resilience in their businesses.”
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