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23 September 2016
Migrant Labour Shortage Post-Brexit Could Mean Structural Change for Farming
UK - The potential reduction in migrant labour post-Brexit may catalyse structural change in the agricultural and horticultural sectors, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)....
21 September 2016
Czech Poultry Production Growing as Consumers Favour Healthier Meat
CZECHOSLOVAKIA - Broiler meat has been gaining greater popularity among Czech consumers due to its favourable prices compared to other meats and its healthier profile, according to the latest report from the US Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural...
Will New Food Labelling Regulations Build Trust and Confidence?
ANALYSIS - The UK’s vote to leave the European Union could allow some flexibility in the way that new European food labelling regulations are implemented....
19 September 2016
UK Government Sets Targets to Cut Antibiotic Use in Farming
UK - The UK's government has pledged to continue the fight against antimicrobial resistance to drugs, by working together with other countries to create a global strategy to tackle the problem and investing in research to find new antibiotic substances....
16 September 2016
Little-Known Nutrient in Eggs Important for Nervous System
EU - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has for the first time set values for a recommended daily intake of choline, a little-known but essential nutrient that’s particularly important for pregnant women and babies, according to the British Egg...
15 September 2016
Debt Concerns Highlighted in Cage-Free Transition Meeting
UK - Debt was highlighted as a key concern for the transition of farms to cage-free egg production, at a recent open meeting from the Ulster Farmers’ Union for Northern Ireland-based producers and packers of eggs produced by hens in enriched colony...
14 September 2016
Farmland Wildlife in Decline, but Union Says Intensification Not to Blame
UK - Over one in ten species assessed are under threat of disappearing altogether in the UK, according to a new 'State of Nature' report published by a number of organisations, including the RSPB, the National Trust and the World Wildlife Fund....
12 September 2016
UK Chief Veterinary Officer to Speak at 2016 OV Conference
UK - Nigel Gibbens, the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer; Peter Jinman OBE, Chair of the RCVS Certification Subcommittee and Ian Wright, Head of ESCCAP UK & Guideline Director for ESCCAP Europe, have been announced as speakers at the 2016 Official Veterinarian...
McDonald’s UK Poultry Welfare Research Sheds Light on Smothering
UK - McDonald’s UK has unveiled the results of the second phase of a project examining the impact and causes of smothering in free range laying hens....
09 September 2016
Free Online CPD Offered at the 2016 Official Veterinarian Conference
UK - Improve International, the organisers of the 2016 Official Veterinarian Conference, are offering all delegates an extended free trial of their new online learning platform Bitesize....
08 September 2016
Poultry Performs on Practicality but Falls on Flavour, Consumers Say
UK - The image of red meat has been undergoing a major positive change with consumers seeing it more and more as 'full of flavour', easy to cook and suitable for any day of the week, according to a survey from the Agricultural and Horticultural Development...
06 September 2016
Consumers Support Campylobacter Action
UK - Recent research from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has shown that consumers want the food industry to continue action to tackle Campylobacter on chickens – the biggest cause of food poisoning in the UK....
05 September 2016
Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found in UK Supermarket Chicken
UK – New research has found 24 per cent of supermarket chicken and pork samples test positive for a type of E. coli that is resistant to the ‘critically important’ modern cephalosporin antibiotics, a level four times higher than was found during...
02 September 2016
Access to Labour Crucial for UK Meat Processing Sector
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s farmers, crofters and meat processors have united to highlight the importance of non-UK labour to Scotland’s red meat sector, in the light of the Brexit vote....
2 Sisters Invests to Create World’s Most Advanced Poultry Plant
UK - UK poultry processor 2 Sisters Food Group have announced a $59m (£45m) upgrade that will create what it claims is the world’s most advanced poultry processing plant at its site in Scunthorpe. ...
31 August 2016
New Appointment to Zoetis UK Poultry Team
UK - Today Zoetis announced the strengthening of its poultry team in the UK and Ireland with the appointment of Kaska Talpa as Poultry Field Services Manager....
26 August 2016
Zoetis and British Poultry Council Launch 2016 Trainee Award
UK - This year is the 10th anniversary of the Poultry Trainee Award sponsored by Zoetis and the British Poultry Council (BPC) — an award that has helped winners to further their careers with training activities in this country and abroad....
Woodley Equipment is a UK Distributor for Zoetis Laboratory Diagnostic Kits
UK - Woodley Equipment is a distributor in the UK for Zoetis laboratory diagnostic kits. Zoetis is a global animal health company providing a portfolio of more than 90 immunodiagnostic products for beef/dairy cattle, pigs, poultry and sheep....
22 August 2016
Study to Investigate Egg Recipe Benefits for Older People
UK - The next stage of a new UK study looking into the potential for improving health in later life by increasing egg intake is set to start this month. The findings will be announced next year....
19 August 2016
Charity Urges Food Service Chains to Join Cage-Free Trend
UK - Animal welfare charity Compassion in World Farming (CiWF) has called on food service companies to follow the lead of major supermarkets and convert their egg supply chains to cage-free. ...
CCTV in Slaughterhouses is Cost-Effective and Feasible, say Experts
UK - A new report published by a team of independent experts headed by Sheffield Hallam University Professor Ian Rotherham, has found that the cost of independent monitoring of CCTV inside England's slaughterhouses is likely to cost between £150,000...
18 August 2016
SPAR Switching to Cage-Free Eggs by 2025
UK - Convenience store chain SPAR UK has announced it will move to sourcing eggs produced from hens outside of cages by 2025....
17 August 2016
Moy Park Farmers Recognised as ‘Cream of the Crop’ by Aviagen
UK - A group of Northern Ireland Moy Park farmers have been recognised for world class poultry production standards at a special awards ceremony held by global broiler breeder firm, Aviagen®....
15 August 2016
Consultation Opened on British Farming Post-Brexit
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has opened its largest consultation in a generation, to find out what members think is needed from a future domestic agricultural policy for the British farming sector post-Brexit....
10 August 2016
Union Targets Improved Self-Sufficiency for UK Food After Brexit
UK - Yesterday (9 August) marks the day in the calendar when the British larder would run bare if we fed the nation only British food from the start of January. ...
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