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Thursday, November 27, 2014
Movement Licences Now Available Following Bird Flu Outbreak
UK - Pigs on poultry farms in the East Yorkshire avian flu control zones can now be moved to their next production stage....
Latest Guidance on Bird Flu and Biosecurity
UK - Defra has issued updated guidance for poultry keepers after a shot wild bird tested positive for H5N8 in Germany....
New Website Launched Aimed at Tackling Campylobacter
UK - The Joint Working Group on Campylobacter has launched a website allowing consumers to follow its progress in tackling the bacterium....
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Abstract Deadline Ahead for British Animal Science Conference
UK - If you wish to submit a summary to the annual conference of the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS), the deadline is now Wednesday 3 December....
Increased Biosecurity on Welsh Poultry Farms
UK - Welsh poultry owners are being urged to follow good biosecurity practice to minimise the risk of their flocks coming into contact with wild birds following the recent outbreak of avian influenza on a duck breeding farm in East Yorkshire....
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
UK Government Updates Guidance on Bird Flu Biosecurity
UK - Following the outbreak of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza at a farm in Yorkshire last week, the agriculture department has updated its advice on biosecurity, particularly regarding contact with wild birds....
Monday, November 24, 2014
UK Food Retailer Takes up Campylobacter Challenge
UK - Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced details of its five-point action plan to tackle the industry-wide challenge of reducing levels of Campylobacter in whole chickens. The five points include zero thinning, rapid surface chilling, front-of-pack labelling,...
Advice to All Poultry Owners in Bird Flu Control Zones
UK - The National Farmers Union offers important guidance for farmers in the avian influenza zone regarding biosecurity and poultry movements....
Friday, November 21, 2014
Gressingham Foods Wins CIM Excellence in Marketing Award
UK – British duck producer Gressingham Foods has been awarded the ‘Excellence in Marketing Award’ by the Food, Drink & Agricultural Group of the Chartered Institute of Marketing....
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Biosecurity Guidance Following Bird Flu Outbreak
UK - Wild birds are one possible source of the H5N8 avian flu outbreak in East Yorkshire. That is why Defra are advising poultry keepers to follow good practice to minimise contact with wild birds while the origin of the infection is being investigated....
New Broiler Handbooks, Performance Objectives for All Aviagen Brands
GLOBAL - Aviagen® has released new Broiler Handbooks and updated global Performance Objectives for the Arbor Acres®, Indian River® and Ross® brands....
Updated Technology at Randox Food Speeds Drug Testing
UK - Constantly researching and developing innovative solutions to streamline diagnostic testing, Randox Food Diagnostics strive to increase customer confidence by improving food safety globally....
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Poultry Farmers in UK Must Remain Vigilant after Bird Flu Outbreaks
UK - Poultry producers have been urged to remain vigilant following a case of avian influenza discovered at a duck farm in Yorkshire, the National Farmers Union (NFU) said....
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Yorkshire Bird Flu Outbreak Prompts Calls for Vigilance on Poultry Farms
UK - Further details on the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in East Yorkshire have been emerging since the first announcement yesterday, 17 November....
Conference to Debate Food vs Feed
UK - Animal feed vs human food will come under the microscope at the National Farm Management Conference ‘Farming for the Future - delivering sustainable intensification’. ...
US View of Sustainable Intensification at Farm Management Conference
UK - Gene Philhower, agricultural counsellor at the London US Embassy is guest speaker at the National Farm Management Conference in London next week....
Quick Guide to Bird Flu
UK - With the new outbreaks of avian influenza around the UK and Europe, here is quick question and answers guide to bird flu. ...
Monday, November 17, 2014
Winner of Young Poultry Person Award: Rebecca Tonks
UK - A project introducing a new egg containing added levels of an essential micro-nutrient has won St Ewe Free Range Eggs between Truro and St Austell an industry award....
Moy Park Invests in Biomass Technology
UK - Poultry meat and food processor, Moy Park, has got financial backing for new biomass technology and long term biomass fuel supply to improve sustainable fuel efficiency....
Poultry Firm Fined for Ammonia Spill Which Killed Thousands of Fish
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - A Coouty Fermanagh poultry company pleaded guilty and was fined £2,000 for making a polluting discharge to a waterway....
Friday, November 14, 2014
UK Farming Unions Condemn Scrapping of Chief Scientific Advisor
UK - The Presidents of the four UK farming unions on Thursday 13 November criticised the decision by the European Commission to scrap the post of Chief Scientific Advisor to the President....
Importance of Thorough Cleaning of Food Preparation Surfaces
UK - A study from the Institute of Food Research has shown that Campylobacter’s persistence in food processing sites and the kitchen is boosted by 'chicken juice'....
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Further Details on the New Common Agricultural Policy
SCOTLAND, UK - Further details of how the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will be implemented in Scotland have been set out by Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead....
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Six UK Partners Fund Project to Combat Worldwide Animal Diseases
UK - A £20.5 million programme of research and training to tackle diseases that could pass from animals to humans has been funded by six UK partners....
British Farming Sector Wastes Almost £300 Million A Year On Outdated Energy Sources
UK - A new report out this week has revealed that the British farming sector wastes £300 million each year by using outdated off-mains energy sources....
 
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