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Monday, December 22, 2014
UK Avian Flu Restrictions Lifted
UK - All restrictions following the outbreak of Avian Flu in Yorkshire last month were lifted on 21 December....
Friday, December 19, 2014
Harper Adams University Receives International Quality Rating
UK - It has been announced that all research conducted by Harper Adams University is of international quality and that more than 50 per cent is either world leading or internationally excellent....
UK On-farm Testing for Campylobacter
UK - After sustained lobbying by the National Farmers Union (NFU), the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has made available funding that means that broiler farmers can now test for Campylobacter on their farms for free....
Monday, December 15, 2014
New Food Labelling Regulations
UK - On 13th December, the new Food Information to Consumers’ (FIC) regulations will come into force....
What is the Nutritive Value of Wheat for Broilers?
NORTHERN IRELAND - A new study has been initiated at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) to develop a more accurate means of predicting the nutritive value of wheat for broilers. ...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Survey: Market Volatility Taking Toll on Farmers
UK - After the last two NFU survey results revealed a largely positive outlook within agriculture, latest results show a marked dip in short term confidence among farmers and growers....
Bird Flu Protection Zone Lifted But Surveillance Zone Restrictions Remain
UK - Defra has lifted the protection zone restrictions but surveillance zone controls remain in force within the 10-km area, following the avain flu outbreak in Yorkshire in November. ...
Monday, December 08, 2014
Call for Research to Improve Welfare of Farm Animals
UK - BBSRC is committed to ensuring high standards of welfare for all managed animals, and is seeking responsive mode applications under its welfare of managed animals priority....
Friday, December 05, 2014
Poultry Council Calls on Government to Help Deliver Long Term Success
UK - The British Poultry Council has launched its ‘Manifesto for the British Poultry Industry’, calling on the Government to help ensure long-term success for the British Poultry meat industry and help deliver its 2020 vision....
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Zoetis / BPC Poultry Trainee Award 2014 Goes to Cheshire
UK - The elder of two Cheshire brothers chosen as finalists, Sam Jones, is the 2014 winner of the Zoetis - British Poultry Council Trainee of the Year Award....
UK Poultry Meat Industry Launches Manifesto for Future Success
UK - The British Poultry Council (BPC) is calling on Government to help the industry deliver long-term success for the UK....
Deadline Nears for WPSA UK Abstract Submissions
UK - The deadline to submit abstracts for the WPSA UK Branch Spring Meeting 2015 has been extended one more time - to Monday 8 December....
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
British Poultry Industry Celebrates Excellence
UK - The British poultry industry celebrated outstanding achievements and potential for excellence during the British Poultry Council Annual Awards at the House of Commons yesterday, 2 December 2014....
Monday, December 01, 2014
SFP Payment Start Welcomed by NFU
SCOTLAND, UK - News that support payments to Scottish farmers will begin today (Monday 1 December) has been welcomed by NFU Scotland....
2 Sisters Food Group Leads Way on Campylobacter Fight
UK - 2 Sisters Food Group is leading the largest and most comprehensive programme to tackle campylobacter ever undertaken by the UK poultry industry....
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 web site 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....
 
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