TIME is running out to book tickets for the British Free Range Egg Producers Association’s (Bfrepa) annual conference. 

The in-person event, set to take place at NEC Birmingham on 29 September, promises to offer valuable insights and an opportunity to network with peers. 

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The theme of this year’s conference, ‘Building resilience in a commodity world’, will tackle a range of issues facing free-range egg producers and the current challenges in the market.

The government’s chief veterinary officer Christine Middlemiss will share her vision for resilient biosecurity.

Topics such as looking after mental health in farming, producing food more sustainably, and saving on feed costs will all be explored. 

The conference is organised in partnership with ForFarmers.

‘Multitude of pressures’

Robert Gooch, BFREPA chief executive, said: “UK free range and organic egg producers are facing a multitude of pressures from huge rises in production costs and unsustainable prices from the market. 

“Frustratingly, our calls for a much-needed price rise of at least 40p per dozen from retailers have fallen on deaf ears, all while facing the worst AI outbreak we have ever experienced.

“Many members are considering their future in the sector, so this year’s conference is about bringing producers together, hearing their stories, and encouraging conversations about how to overcome these hurdles and stay resilient during what continues to be a challenging time for egg producers.”

Conference tickets cost £24.00 (inc. VAT) and can be booked now through Eventbrite here.