What's New ? - 2019

What's New ? - 2019

New Lion standards for barn eggs

2 November, 2019

The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) has decided upon a barn standard under the British Lion Quality Code of Practice, after a period of consultation with its subscribers.
The new Lion standards include:
-A maximum floor stocking density of 16.5 birds/m2
-Two enrichments per 1,000 bird;
-A maximum colony size; and
-Superior nest boxes.
The new standards will apply for all converted and newly built barn units with immediate effect, with a derogation for existing units until December 31, 2025.
The British Lion Code of Practice will prohibit so-called ‘Combi’ systems from November 1, 2019.
Following the announcement by major retailers and some wholesalers to sell only ‘cage-free’ eggs after 2025, producers have wanted clear guidance on the type of barn system in which to invest.