EIP Agri project – Maintaining Feather Cover


The LWHF is trialling innovative ways of maintaining feather cover in laying hens. The need to reduce the levels of injurious pecking is clear, for high levels can be associated with increased mortality and feed use, and reduced hen welfare.

The LHWF consists of the following Operational Group:

Andrew Joret (Chairman) – BEIC

Mark Williams – BEIC

Richard Kempsey – Stonegate Farmers

Claire Weeks – University of Bristol

David Brass – The Lakes Free Range Egg Company

Gary Ford – NFU

Robert Gooch – BFREPA

Mia Fernyhough – RSPCA

Stephen Lister – Crowshall Veterinary Services

Defra representative

APHA representative

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Imported food must meet the high standards of British production

UK – The British Poultry Council is calling for a Government-wide commitment that production standards of imported food will have to meet British standards as a condition of entry.

Posted on: 04 March 2019


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The work of the Laying Hen Welfare Forum is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development

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