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23 June 2017
Aviagen revolutionizes genomics testing for both chicken and turkey breeds with state-of-the art laboratory
Aviagen® is pleased to announce the opening of a new state-of-the-art Genomics laboratory. Based in Scotland, the new laboratory is equipped to process well over a million DNA samples and genotypes yearly for both chicken and turkey lines. ...
22 June 2017
Food Citizenship Report Helps Build a Better Food System
UK - The result of a ten-month inquiry with six organisations including the RSPB and Co-op to explore a Citizen food system, the Food Citizenship Report explores the false and limiting idea of ‘the consumer’. The report includes a review of international...
21 June 2017
Moy Park Put on Market by Brazilian Owner JBS
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Northern Ireland poultry giant Moy Park — one of the region's largest employers — is being put on the market just two years after it was bought by its current Brazilian owner....
20 June 2017
Merial challenges farm vets to walk 141 million steps for charity
Representatives from Merial Animal Health and a group of farm vets will walk a combined 70,500 miles, or 141 million steps, raising money for charity Farm Africa, as part of Merial’s #CALFMATTERS campaign to raise awareness of calf pneumonia and improve...
Dealing with coccidiosis by reducing the use of antibiotics: is it sustainable?
One of the most worrying problems in poultry production is coccidiosis and how to deal with it without using antibiotics. ...
Contribution of DNA-based diagnostic methods to the treatment of coccidiosis in poultry. What’s New?
In the fight against infectious diseases, the first step is the correct identification of the causative agent, and the symptoms and lesions that it causes in the host. ...
15 June 2017
GE2017: What Next for British Poultry Meat?
UK - The fallout from the General Election has likely only just begun, with political jockeying steadily building to a frantic level. The headline issues of Brexit, health, education, and defence remain in-play, but that means little or no consideration...
13 June 2017
NFU Commends New Defra Secretary of State in Open Letter
UK - NFU President Meurig Raymond has congratulated Michael Gove MP, Defra Secretary of State....
07 June 2017
Diseases of Game Birds
This course focusses on ensuring the veterinarian is able to confidently deal with gamekeepers and game rearers demands relating to gamebird health and welfare....
05 June 2017
Smethwick Poultry Plant Closure ‘Sad’, Says Unite
UK - The closure of the poultry processing plant in Smethwick in the West Midlands on 23 June is ‘very sad’, Unite, the country largest union, said today (Monday, 5 June)....
01 June 2017
AHDB: Two New Valuable Data Publications Released
UK - Two new publications from AHDB Pork will be published in June and both provide a valuable source of information about the pig industry, reports Vikki Campbell, Acting Data and Analysis Manager at AHDB....
30 May 2017
Aviagen Slower-Growing Products Ranger Gold and Ranger Classic Accepted for use under RSPCA Higher Welfare Scheme
Aviagen® has secured RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) acceptance for two of its slower-growing products, the Ranger Gold™ and the Ranger Classic™, part of the company’s Rowan Range® portfolio. This means they are...
24 May 2017
Download the New RB209 Today, AHDB Recommends
UK - The new AHDB Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) is now available to download as app and interactive digital versions....
05 May 2017
Avian Flu Found in Chickens in Lancashire Farm
UK - Restrictions have been put in place around a Thornton-Cleveleys farm after bird flu was detected....
Edible Insects Could Play Key Role in Cutting Harmful Emissions
UK - Eating insects instead of beef could help tackle climate change by reducing harmful emissions linked to livestock production, research suggests....
03 May 2017
Poultry Farm Incomes Fall as Farmers Battle Lower Prices
UK - Poultry farm income fell 16 per cent to average £107,000 per business in 2016, according to latest statistics from the Farm Business Survey. Falling broiler and free range egg prices hit bottom lines across the sector and forced businesses to take...
Did Medieval Religious Rules Drive Domestic Chicken Evolution?
UK - Chickens were domesticated from Asian jungle fowl around 6000 years ago. Since domestication they have acquired a number of traits that are valuable to humans, including those concerning appearance, reduced aggression and faster egg-laying, although...
24 April 2017
Aviagen EPI Appoints Kris Van Daele as Regional Technical Manager
Kris Van Daele will be responsible for coordinating Aviagen EPI’s customer support team, communicating best practices through the company’s “global reach, local touch” ethos. After a three-year career in a broiler integration, he joined Aviagen...
19 April 2017
Removal of Requirement to House Birds in Higher Risk Areas from 13 April
UK - Defra has announced that all poultry in England are to be allowed outside from Thursday, 13 April, following updated evidence on the risk posed by wild birds....
05 April 2017
Map Highlights Real-time Parasite Risks in Local Areas
UK - Livestock farmers, vets and SQP’s will be able to get up to date parasite information in their local area thanks to the monitoring of worm, fluke and fly levels on 18 farms across the UK....
UK Farming Needs to Justify Support Post-Brexit
UK - The UK farming sector must put forward a strong case for continued support from public funds once the UK leaves the EU or it might lose out. ...
04 April 2017
Brexit Under Discussion Between IFA, UK Farming Unions
UK - IFA President Joe Healy attended a meeting of UK farm leaders hosted by the Ulster Farmers’ Union in Co Down last week to discuss the implications of Brexit and to co-ordinate the approach of farm leaders to the negotiations....
31 March 2017
UK Farming Unions Agree Govt Should Delay Complex Digital Tax Plans
UK - The UK’s four farming unions are calling on Government to delay the new Making Tax Digital scheme for farm businesses, many of whom will find it almost impossible to access....
22 March 2017
NFUS Urges Shoppers to Buy Scottish Amid ‘Rotten’ Brazilian Meat Claims
SCOTLAND, UK - Following the news that Brazilian meat processors are selling ‘rotten’ meat, NFU Scotland believes that the integrity of meat being sold in the European and UK market must be protected. ...
09 March 2017
NFU Says Collaboration Pivotal to Successful Food Supply Chain Post-Brexit
UK - NFU Deputy President Minette Batters told an audience of policymakers within the UK food supply chain that the integrity of British produce must be the focus pre and post-Brexit....
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