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20 February 2018
Michael Gove recognises animal welfare as a public good
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has warmly welcomed Defra Secretary of State Michael Gove’s statement that animal welfare is a public good that could be funded under a future agricultural policy after the UK leaves the EU...
Food and farming can power Britain post-Brexit, says NFU President
Now is the opportunity to change and reshape agriculture policy and future-proof British food production, according to NFU President Meurig Raymond...
16 February 2018
The latest meat processing trends uncovered at Foodex 2018
Visitors to the NEC, Birmingham in April can discover a wide range of new technological innovations to meet growing consumers demands....
12 February 2018
UK food and farming sector unites to highlight impact on home-grown production
11 February 2018 - Thirty-six organisations representing the UK’s food and farming industry set out what a successful Brexit means to them and to promote a unified voice to government from across the food sector in a joint statement...
Stay ahead at the British Pig and Poultry Fair 2018
Pig and poultry producers are well known for embracing new technology and business tools, and many are planning further investment to ensure a bright future in the years ahead...
09 February 2018
Monitoring animal welfare at slaughter: CCTV and beyond
Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) to hold one day seminar in May...
NFU in House of Lords discussions on Brexit and food security
A thriving domestic food and farming sector with well-developed relationships rather than a ‘trade with all-comers’ approach could help to insulate the UK from price volatility, lower standards and food fraud, NFU Director General Terry Jones told...
06 February 2018
Public benefits of organic farming need formal recognition, says leading organic body
The public benefits offered to the UK by organic agriculture need to be properly recognised and rewarded by government post-Brexit, according to leading organic certifier OF&G...
29 January 2018
Environment Agency urged to delay charge proposals following consultation
The NFU is urging the Environment Agency (EA) to delay the introduction of changes to its charging regimes which could see significant increased costs for farming businesses...
19 January 2018
Bird flu detected in wild birds in Warwickshire
Highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu has been detected in wild birds in Warwickshire...
18 January 2018
BVA and BVPA respond to new bird flu prevention zone announcement
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has today (18 January) declared a bird flu prevention zone across the whole of England, requiring all bird keepers to follow strict biosecurity measures....
LAMMA 2018 closed today
LAMMA, the UK’s largest farm machinery, equipment and agricultural services show, has been unable to open to the public today due to safety reasons....
16 January 2018
Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) develops new online guide for humane killing during disease control
As part of its strategy to promote the highest standards of welfare worldwide for food animals, the Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) has produced a new online guide which covers the humane killing of livestock during disease control operations....
New and improved Countryside Stewardship Offers open for applications
New Countryside Stewardship Offers introduced to help more farmers and land managers protect wildlife and enhance the environment....
15 January 2018
BVA and BVP respond to confirmation of Avian Influenza in wild birds in Dorset
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on 12 January confirmed that Avian Influenza of the H5N6 strain has been detected in 17 wild birds in Dorset. ...
Why did the chicken cross the road?
To get to the Scottish National Poultry show!...
RCVS receives petition from homeopathy delegation
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons today met a delegation of around 40 animal owners and veterinary surgeons who wished to voice their concern about a recent position statement by RCVS Council on the use of complementary and alternative medicines,...
12 January 2018
APHA: Bird Flu detected in wild birds in Dorset
Highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu has been detected in wild birds in Dorset. ...
11 January 2018
Farm safety seminars at LAMMA 2018
A new series of seminars on farm safety will take place at LAMMA ’18, which returns to the East of England Showground, Peterborough on January 17 and 18, 2018....
Updated code of practice for meat chickens highlights importance of vets' involvement
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published an updated draft code of practice for the welfare of meat chickens and meat breeding chickens, following a consultation last year....
Environmental policy and food production must go hand-in-hand
Farming and the environment must go hand-in-hand and producing quality, home-grown food is critical to the future of the country, the NFU said today....
04 January 2018
Food, Trade Commitments Welcomed in Secretary of State’s Oxford Address
UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed Michael Gove’s support for food production, delivering fairer food supply chains and securing the right trading platforms post-Brexit when the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs addressed the Oxford...
03 January 2018
New Chicken Immune Cell Increases Susceptibility to Marek’s Disease
UK - Scientists at The Pirbright Institute have identified a new type of immune cell in chickens that is involved in the development of Marek’s disease....
21 December 2017
Various Chicken Brands Recalled Due to Fear of Metal Fragments
UK - Greencore, as precautionary measure, is recalling various brands of Chicken and Bacon Caesar Wraps because they may contain metal fragments which could present a safety risk. ...
20 December 2017
2 Sisters Food Group to Publish Data on UK Poultry Audit
UK - In an attempt to boost transparency, the 2 Sisters Food Group has revealed plans to publish data on all inspections and audits in its manufacturing plants....
 
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