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27 February 2015
Moves to Increase Welfare in Non-stun Slaughter
UK - The British government is to look at ways of introducing post-cut stunning in religious slaughter systems....
26 February 2015
NFU: 'Ensure Farming Can Thrive'
UK - The NFU has set out what it wants from the next elected Government, as five of the main political parties get set to take part in day two of the annual NFU Conference....
European Commissioner Promises to Simplify CAP
UK - The Common Agricultural Policy provides the agricultural sector a massive boost to economic growth and jobs in rural areas all the way up and down the food supply chain....
25 February 2015
Strategy Laid out to Make British Farming More Competitive
UK - A four-point strategy has been laid out by the British government to make British farming more competitive, more productive and more resilient. Chris Harris reports from the NFU conference....
Politicians Need to Ensure Food Chain Works
UK - At the NFU conference, the organisation's President called for politicians to ensure that the food chain works and the farming sector is given unhindered access to futures markets, reports Chris Harris from Birmingham....
24 February 2015
New Report Reveals Alarming UK Self-Sufficiency Figures
UK - A new report published by the National Farmers Union (NFU) has revealed disturbing new figures relating to the UK’s self-sufficiency in food. It states that at current rates, just 53 per cent of the nation’s food needs will be produced from home...
23 February 2015
Registration Open for UK Branch Meeting of WPSA
UK - Registration is open for the annual meeting of the UK branch on the World's Poultry Science Association (WPSA). This year's meeting will be held in Chester on 14 and 15 April. ...
20 February 2015
UK, US Collaborate on Animal Disease Prevention Research
UK - BBSRC and the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will both donate £2.3 million/$2.3 million for the US-UK Collaborative Animal Health and Disease and Veterinary Immune Reagents programme....
19 February 2015
Importance of Farming Highlighted Ahead of General Election
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) will launch a national campaign next week to highlight the importance of food and farming ahead of the general election....
Aviagen Appoints New R&D Director
UK - Aviagen has announced a succession plan for its European-based Research and Development (R&D) team which sees one of the leading lights in the poultry industry, Jim McAdam, handing over the reins to Magnus Swalander....
18 February 2015
Rivers Can be a Source of Antibiotic Resistance
UK - Rivers and streams could be a major source of antibiotic resistance in the environment, according to new research from scientists at the University of Warwick's School of Life Sciences and the University of Exeter Medical School, looking at the River...
17 February 2015
Battle of Ethics and Price in Consumer Choice
ANALYSIS - Consumers in the future are expected to have a renewed focus on ethical issues, but this will not be too much at the expense of price....
16 February 2015
Key to Success in Developing Markets
ANALYSIS - Asia with a rapidly evolving grocery market and a growing middle class is becoming a major target for meat and dairy exporters....
13 February 2015
UK Creates Food Enterprise Zones to Drive Growth
UK - Food Enterprise Zones (FEZs) that will unleash the entrepreneurial spirit of the countryside and food producers are to be created, the government has announced....
12 February 2015
Weekly Overview: Prospects for the UK Poultry Sector
UK - Prospects for the UK poultry meat sector look generally positive, according to one of its leading advisers, speaking at an event in London this week. Taiwan continues its tough battle against highly pathogenic avian flu, while a new form of the H5N1...
Cleanliness Means Results in the Hatchery
UK - Simple basics of cleanliness and hygiene are essential to get chicks off to a good start in life, says Aviagen....
06 February 2015
Should CCTV Be Installed in Slaughterhouses?
UK - An all-seeing eye and independent monitoring would ensure the maximum quality of animal welfare conditions in slaughterhouses....
05 February 2015
Government Challenged on Animal Welfare Ahead of Election
UK - Political parties were this week urged to take action on animal welfare and disease prevention as the British Veterinary Association (BVA) President John Blackwell set out the organisation’s 2015 General Election manifesto....
Culling Underway at Hampshire Chicken Farm with Avian Flu
UK - A low-pathogenic case of avian flu has now been confirmed in broiler breeder chickens at a farm in Hampshire. The culling of birds at the farm is underway, and the virus is of the H7 subtype....
03 February 2015
Low-pathogenic Avian Flu Virus Detected in Southern England
UK - The detection of a low-severity avian flu virus at a chicken farm in the county of Hampshire has prompted calls for increased awareness and biosecurity by the country's poultry farmers. The H7N7 variant is thought to be involved....
02 February 2015
Benchmark Holdings to Acquire Improve International Limited
UK - Benchmark Holdings Plc has acquired the entire issued share capital of Improve International limited, the Swindon-based veterinary continuing professional development provider. ...
Animal Welfare at Slaughter Improves in UK
UK - Animal welfare in slaughterhouses in the UK is improving, according to a recently published survey, which reveals that 96 per cent of slaughterhouses complied fully with the regulations on welfare of the animals....
30 January 2015
Groceries Code Adjudicator’s Powers Welcomed by Farmers Union
UK - The decision to give The Groceries Code Adjudicator the power to fine retailers and their direct suppliers unfair trading practices is a positive step toward ensuring malpractice is eradicated from this part of the supply chain, said the National...
21 January 2015
Employee Motivation Day Set to Build Success in Agriculture
UK - Employees in the agriculture sector have revealed a passion for farming, with 83 per cent citing this as the main motivator for their daily work. ...
19 January 2015
UK Appoints Agri Counsellor in China to Help Boost Trade
UK - The UK has appointed its first Agriculture and Food Counsellor in China to help increase growing food and drink exports to the country....
 
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