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Monday, September 22, 2014
Nine in Ten UK Vets Prefer to Buy British Meat and Fish
UK - Vets across Britain really care about where their meat, fish, dairy products and eggs come from, with an overwhelmingly majority choosing to buy British....
Live Vaccines More Effective against Salmonella
UK - Researchers at Cambridge University have effectively ‘barcoded’ the bacteria so that they can see where in the body they go and how they fare against the immune system. ...
Friday, September 19, 2014
Can Farming Reverse Its Ageing Trend?
ANALYSIS – Agriculture is ageing and more must be done to draw young people into UK food production to meet growing national and world demand....
Mechanisms by Which Phytase Superdosing Delivers Peformance Gains
UK - More than 2,000 delegates are expected to attend APPC 2014, which will be held between 19 and 23 October at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Jeju, Korea....
UK Innovation Grant for Genome Project with Roslin Institute
UK - A joint project by Cobb Europe and the Roslin Institute in Scotland has been awarded a grant of almost £650,000 (US$1.07 million) from the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, for genome biobanking to optimise valuable broiler genetic stocks....
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Conference Highlights Advances in Research of Livestock Virus Diseases
UK - The Pirbright Institute hosted its Centenary Conference at The University of Surrey on 11 and 12 September 2014 to mark its 100th anniversary of the prevention and control of livestock infectious diseases and discuss current research into virus diseases...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
NFU Outlines Priorities Ahead of 2015 General Election
UK - A Government that understands farm businesses, wants agriculture to grow and has the policies that send the right signals to farmers, are the key messages in the NFU’s farming manifesto launched today (Wednesday) ahead of next year’s General...
Monday, September 15, 2014
Concerns Raised over Future Safety of UK Food Imports
ANALYSIS - Concern is rising in the UK over the safety of imported meat and food products after funding for non-statutory residue testing is withdrawn at the end of the financial year....
Parasite Genomics for Poultry
UK - Scientists from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) have been invited to do a guest post on the Biomedcentral blog "bugbitten". ...
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Sustainability Event Scanned the Horizon on Future of European Poultry
UK – The Poultry Science Symposium on the Sustainability of the industry in Europe closed its third and final day with a session on the environmental aspects and finally, a review and discussion session. Jackie Linden reports from the meeting in the...
Will Scotland's Independence Vote Impact Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond addressed international agricultural journalists at a conference in Scotland on Sunday evening saying, “There is a debate going on as part of this great national discussion about Scotland’s place...
Freedom Food to Rebrand as RSPCA Assured
UK - Freedom Food, the RSPCA’s farm animal welfare assurance and labelling scheme, is to be rebranded for the consumer market in 2015 as ‘RSPCA Assured’....
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Poultry Sustainability Meeting Explores Roles of People, Nutrition and Breeding
UK – People, poultry feeding and genetics all have an important role in the sustainability of the industry, as Jackie Linden reports from the second day of the Poultry Science Symposium in Chester....
Scottish Chicken Shortfall on Supermarket Shelves
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish consumers face the prospect of being unable to buy Scottish chicken in their local supermarket as further cuts to Scottish producers’ contracts are announced. ...
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
UK Feed Prices on the Way Up Again?
UK - While compound feed prices are well below their peak in early to mid-2013, the latest averages are 86, 76, 101 and 93 per cent higher, respectively, for cattle/calf, pig, poultry and sheep rations than at the start of 2006....
Monday, September 08, 2014
Conference Examines Sustainability of the European Poultry Industry
UK – Well over one hundred delegates were present to celebrate the start of the 50th anniversary of the Poultry Science Symposium today, which is set to examine all aspects of the sustainability of the European poultry meat and egg industries. Jackie...
Agency Confirms Results for Campylobacter Survey
UK - The Food Standards Agency has confirmed its plans for publishing the quarterly results from its survey of campylobacter on shop-bought chicken....
British Poultry Council Welcomes Elliott Review Findings
UK - The BPC welcomes the findings of the Elliott Review. Criminal activity in the food sector cannot be tolerated and Government must provide sufficient resources to police and enforce against it; while all responsible food producers can contribute by...
Friday, September 05, 2014
Work with Your Vet to Prevent Common Problems, Urge UK Vets
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is encouraging farmers to work proactively with their vet to avoid common health concerns such as musculoskeletal conditions, infertility and mastitis....
Poultry Industry Firmly Responds to Newspaper Article
UK - The British Poultry Council has issued a firm response to the Guardian following an article by John Allan and Stephanie Lavua published on 16 August....
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Updated Online Meat Industry Statistics Published
UK - An updated online library of facts and figures about the meat industry available free to levy payers and industry stakeholders has been published by EBLEX and BPEX....
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Scotland Hosts Russian Trade Embargo Meeting
SCOTLAND, UK - Work is on-going across Scotland’s food sector to assess the potential market impact that could result from displacement of produce previously destined for the Russia will have for the sector as a whole....
Monday, August 18, 2014
Look for the Lion to Prevent Salmonella Outbreaks
UK - The British Egg Industry Council is urging caterers and consumers to look for the British Lion mark on eggs in the wake of a large outbreak of salmonella food poisoning believed to be linked to imported eggs....
Thursday, August 14, 2014
New Veterinary Vaccinology Network to Help Tackle Animal Disease Threat
UK - BBSRC has funded a new multidisciplinary network of veterinary vaccinology experts to help in the fight against animal diseases, some of which have the potential to spread to humans. ...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
New Agency to Safeguard Animal Plant Health
UK - A combined agency is to start work this autumn in the UK to ensure the government is better equipped to prevent the spread of animal and plant diseases....
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