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27 May 2015
CME: Latest USDA Reports Give Bearish Chicken Outlook
US - The US Department of Agriculture's recent Cattle on Feed report creates a bullish outlook for cattle futures, whilst their Cold Storage report indicates a bearish outlook for pork and chicken, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
New Chair Elected to UK Office of Animal Health
UK - Catherine (Cat) Sayer has been elected as Chair of the UK's National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) for 2015, following this year’s AGM in London on 21 May....
Innovation in Farming: No Longer a ‘Top-Down’ Approach
ANALYSIS - Fine examples of the rewards that can be reaped when farmers and scientists work together to solve problems were put in the spotlight at a conference in the UK this week, reports Jackie Linden....
26 May 2015
How Well Did the UK Poultry Industry Perform in 2014?
UK - The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board in the UK will release its Pig and Poultry Pocketbook this month, and this article analyses some of the key information found in the publication....
21 May 2015
Cranswick Hits £1 billion in Revenue After Poultry Aquisition
UK - UK meat and food processor Cranswick Foods has seen its revenue rise to more than £1 billion over the last year, as profits were boosted by the aquisition of a cooked poultry producer....
19 May 2015
NFU Urges New Crop of MPs to Back British Farming
UK - The British agriculture industry will work with Government on its plan to grow more, buy more and sell more British food at home and abroad, the NFU has told MPs....
15 May 2015
Scottish Poultry Processing Plant Closure Announced
SCOTLAND, UK - Politicians have taken action to try and save jobs after the closure of a poultry processing plant in Angus was announced....
14 May 2015
Vets Develop New Concept to Reduce Poultry Antibiotic Use
UK - A poultry veterinary practice has developed a fresh approach to reducing antibiotic usage on farm, to help fight the worsening issue of antibiotic-resistant bacteria....
12 May 2015
New Government Should Set Positive Agenda for Farming
UK - The National Farmers Union is looking forward to working with the new government to shape and implement their food and farming manifesto pledges....
11 May 2015
More Form Filling to Secure Organic Stewardship Payments
UK – Farmers wishing to go organic this year will need to provide more business information to receive countryside stewardship payments....
08 May 2015
Renewed Focus into NSP Research a Year on from Inspire Forum
UK - While the feed industry is yet to fully understand non-starch polysaccharide (NSP) enzymes despite 25 years of research, AB Vista says a renewed focus is seeing more exploration than ever before....
07 May 2015
Hygiene Starts Before Hatching
UK - Eggs are not impervious to infection, according to Aviagen, offering advice on keeping hatching eggs as hygienically clean as possible....
05 May 2015
New Swine and Poultry Product Manager for Ceva
UK - Fiona Wright has been appointed Poultry and Swine Product Manager for Ceva Animal Health, to support the company’s rapidly growing Large Animal Business in the UK....
Volatility Takes Its Toll on UK Farm Profitability
UK - A significant drop in commodity prices across the board is a major factor in causing a fall in the overall profitability of the farming sector in 2014, the National Farmers Union has said....
04 May 2015
Wheat DDGS Offers Potential for Future of Poultry Feeding
Distillers dried grains with solubles made from wheat (wDDGS) offer potential to reduce reliance on imported feed ingredients without compromising the performance or health of UK pigs and poultry, according to the results of a four-year project which...
27 April 2015
Scottish Farming Union Sees GM Feed Proposals as Unworkable
SCOTLAND, UK - European proposals to re-nationalise policy on the use of animal feed containing GM are unworkable and could throw the Scottish, UK and European livestock sectors into disarray, said the Scottish National Farmers Union (NFU)...
21 April 2015
Political Parties Commit to Food and Farming
UK - Long-term commitments to British food and the acceleration of high-speed broadband roll-out are among the promises made by the UK's political parties in their recently published manifestos. ...
20 April 2015
New Replacement for 'Freedom Food' Label
UK - The new RSPCA Assured label will replace 'Freedom Food' from next month, giving members greater value, according to the Society....
15 April 2015
Why Use Modelling in Poultry Research?
UK – Rob Gous, Emeritus Professor at the University of Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa gave the 32nd Gordon Memorial Lecture at the annual meeting of the UK Branch of the World’s Poultry Science Association (WPSA) in the city of Chester yesterday, 14...
14 April 2015
Consultations on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets
UK - Three consultations covering the UK and the EU's approach to future GHG emissions reduction have been issued. All will have implications for agriculture....
13 April 2015
New Chair of Animal Disease Surveillance Board
UK- The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has announced the appointment of Professor Dirk Pfeiffer from the Royal Veterinary College as chair of the new Animal Disease Surveillance Governance Board....
Student Research at WPSA Shows Value of Industry-Academia Collaboration
UK - AB Vista supports between 20 and 30 PhD students around the world, which lead to poultry innovations, says a research fellow who is due to present the results of such a collaboration at a conference this week....
NFU Lobbying Against Beak Tipping Ruling Ahead of Election
UK - In the run-up to the General Election, the NFU is lobbying against a ban on beak tipping, due to come into force in 2016....
New Book Explores Importance of the Chicken
UK - A new book, 'Why Did the Chicken Cross the World', has been published covering the history of chicken production since its domestication....
08 April 2015
Enzyme Characteristics Critical When Choosing a Superdosing Phytase
UK - Enzyme characteristics are critical when choosing a superdosing phytase, says AB Vista....
 
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