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04 May 2016
British Pig & Poultry Fair Unveils Brexit Debate
UK - Visitors to the British Pig & Poultry Fair will have a chance to find out whether farming is better off in or out of the EU in a topical Brexit debate on 11 May....
29 April 2016
More Transparency Needed in Supply Chain to Create Fairness
ANALYSIS - More needs to be done to ensure more transparency in the supply chain in the UK to produce greater fairness for farmers, processors and retailers....
UK Farm Profitability Fell Sharply in 2015, Latest Figures Show
UK - The profitability of UK farming fell by a staggering 29 per cent in 2015, a loss of over £1.5 billion, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU). ...
26 April 2016
How Much Water Does it Take to Produce Meat?
ANALYSIS - As the demand for meat grows around the world and production rises, the pressure on global water resources is also growing, writes Chris Harris....
Anniversary Charity Shoot to Mark Cobb Centenary
UK - As part of its 100th anniversary celebrations, poultry breeding company Cobb is significantly raising the profile of its annual charity clay pigeon shoot in Suffolk. This year the event will raise funds for Papworth Hospital....
21 April 2016
UK Campylobacter Survey Suspended Until New Methods Decided
UK - The Food Standards Agency has suspended its survey of Campylobacter contamination on chickens after measures taken by retailers to combat the pathogen made survey methods obsolete....
20 April 2016
New Information Released to Retailers on Runny Egg Consumption
UK - The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) have produced a range of materials to inform retailers and caterers about potential changes to government advice on consumption of runny eggs....
19 April 2016
Merial Launches NeO Vaccines at Pig and Poultry Fair 2016
UK - Merial will use its presence at the Pig and Poultry Fair to launch its NeO vaccination technology to the UK and Irish poultry sectors on 10th and 11th May 2016....
NFU Favours Remain Vote for Farming in Brexit Debate
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has said that the interests of farmers would be best served by remaining in the EU after the referendum in June, based on current evidence....
18 April 2016
FAI Focussing on Animal Welfare Outcome Measures
UK - Carly Scott is a researcher at FAI farms in Oxford. Here she explains the principles behind welfare outcome measures and the work her and the Science Team are doing in this field....
13 April 2016
Investors Urge Food Chains to Tackle Use of Antibiotics in Farming
UK & US - A large group of investors this week urged big restaurant chains to fight the use of medically-important (to humans) antibiotics amongst their meat suppliers....
12 April 2016
UK Poultry Sector Achieves Major Antibiotic Use Reduction
UK - The British Poultry Council has released a report detailing the sector's antibiotic use between 2012 and 2015....
Cranswick Acquires East Anglian Poultry Producer
UK - A major UK food producer, Cranswick, has acquired a poultry business in East Anglia as it expands its mainly pork-based business....
08 April 2016
UK Government Reverses Decision on Industry-Led Welfare Guidance
UK - After a backlash from animal welfare organisations, Defra has decided that poultry welfare guidance will not move to an industry-led code as planned....
06 April 2016
Study Finds Brexit Poses Serious Risks to Farmers
UK - A Brexit is likely to have significant impacts on the agricultural sector in the UK, a study by Wageningen UR in the Netherlands, funded by the UK's National Farmers' Union (NFU), has shown....
31 March 2016
New Innovations Headline at 2016 Pig and Poultry Fair
UK - Innovation and ideas are the driving force behind development of the livestock industry, and visitors to this year’s British Pig & Poultry Fair will get plenty of both, organisers have said....
Vets Concerned Over Move to Industry-Led Welfare Codes
UK - Vets have expressed concern after it was revealed that different farm sectors would gradually be taking over responsibility for guidance on farm animal welfare codes....
Welfare in the Spotlight at 2016 Official Vet Conference
UK - 'Animal Welfare - the Role of the OV' is the theme of the 2016 Official Veterinarian (OV) Conference set to take place between the 29th and 30th September 2016. The programme includes lecture streams and round-table discussions on themes relating...
29 March 2016
Focus on Sustainable Sourcing at UK Pig & Poultry Fair
UK - The need for responsibly sourced raw materials and alternative proteins has stepped up a gear over the past couple of years, and is now likely to start shaping producer’s future purchasing decisions....
How Does Campylobacter Affect Broiler Immune Systems?
UK - A recent study by a research team involving Swansea University's food safety expert Professor Tom Humphrey looked into the immune response of broiler chickens to Campylobacter jejuni, the most important food borne pathogen in the EU....
24 March 2016
Cobb Achieves Approval for ‘Compartment’ Status in UK
UK - The UK farm and hatchery facilities which export Cobb broiler breeding stock globally have been granted ‘GB enhanced compartment’ status — the most stringent requirements for any such operation....
18 March 2016
Scottish Avian Influenza Probe Concludes
SCOTLAND, UK - Indirect contact with wild birds is the most likely cause of the very mild bird flu outbreak on a poultry farm near Dunfermline earlier this year, an investigation has concluded....
11 March 2016
Farms Alerted to End of Routine Long Term Rodenticide Baiting
UK - Soon, the supply of rodenticide products in the UK will require farmers and pest controllers to show certificates of competence in their use under the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime....
10 March 2016
Moy Park Chooses SmartPro™
UK - Pas Reform’s Smart hatchery technologies have been selected for an expansion project at Moy Park’s hatchery in Ashbourne, Derbyshire (UK)....
Thinking About Going Antibiotic-free? Expert Panel Offers Insights, Suggestions
Broiler and turkey companies need to think carefully and weigh all the possible impacts before considering a move to antibiotic-free production, said poultry health experts at a panel discussion held at the 2016 International Production and Processing...
 
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