Top line up of speakers announced

For the 2021 online forums we have a great line up of speakers from across the supply chain, some you will know well and others we rarely hear from, but all are guaranteed to provide you with valuable information and ideas for your business.

Topping the bill, the ever-popular Egg Outlook will give producers the chance to hear what leaders from different parts of the egg supply chain see as the challenges and opportunities ahead.


Photos: Tom Willings, Mark Williams and Aimee Mahony

Tom Willings, Supply Chain Director at Stonegate will outline what the retailers are requiring from packers and where they see the opportunities ahead for British eggs on the shelves. Tom will be joined by Rebecca Tonks from St Ewe Eggs who will share her views from a producer point of view. Mark Williams from the BEIC will give an update on the Lion code, consumer perceptions and egg sales.

Chaired by Aimee Mahony, NFU Chief Poultry Advisor the Outlook forum will provide valuable insight for everyone in the egg sector.

In a forum dedicated to water quality for layers, Ian Lowery from Crowshall Vets will explain how improving water quality can have a direct effect on bird performance and share some practical tips on how you can improve water quality in your sheds.

Producers wondering what Net Zero carbon means for them will be keen to hear BFREPA unveil the findings of an in-depth study examining the sector’s sustainability credentials to deliver practical advice for farmers wishing to adopt net zero practices.

Photo: Heather Webb

The project has carbon footprinted two units, one flat deck and one multi deck, to identify the source and level of carbon emissions. Heather Webb from Promar will outline the findings and what this means for egg producers looking to mitigate risk, build resilience, source responsibly and unlock revenue streams.

See the detailed programme and find out more about the speakers here

Overview of egg programme

14.30    Egg Outlook         

  • Aimee Mahony, NFU Chief Poultry Advisor
  • Tom Willings, Stonegate Farmers
  • Rebecca Tonks, St Ewe Eggs
  • Mark Williams, British Egg Industry Council

15:30    Importance of water quality on layer performance        

  • Ian Lowery, Crowshall Vets
  • Christine Parry, ABN (Chair)

16:00    What does Net Zero look like for free range eggs?          

  • James Baxter, BFREPA (Chair)
  • Heather Webb, Promar

The Online Forums take place on Wednesday 12 May 2021. They are free to attend and open to everyone in the egg supply chain. To find out more and secure your place register now