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16 January 2015
Flockman Customer Achieves High Broiler Efficiency Score
UK - Using the Flockman feeding system, one of the country's leading young broiler producers has achieved an efficiency factor of more than 400 on three consecutive flocks....
How Well are Farmers Caring for Environment?
ANALYSIS - Changing policies on pesticides, animal feeds and welfare are threatening to reduce wheat crops in the UK and the pig herd each by a third....
15 January 2015
ECO Highlights the Future of Poultry Antimicrobials
UK - ECO Animal Health will be showcasing its innovative antimicrobial treatment, Aivlosin®, on its booth at IPPE....
14 January 2015
New Aviagen Broiler Nutrition Specifications
UK - New broiler nutrition specifications for all Aviagen® brands, Arbor Acres®, Indian River® and Ross® have been released....
13 January 2015
Exit from EU Would Pose Risk to Scottish Farming
SCOTLAND - The EU referendum is the biggest threat facing British farming, Scotland’s Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has warned. Leaving the EU could see UK farmers lose Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) direct support which is worth nearly...
12 January 2015
Head of Anaerobic Digestion Association Hits Back at Criticisms
UK - Last week at the Oxford Farming Conference in the UK, environmental campaigner and author, George Monbiot, launched an attack on several farming practices....
08 January 2015
OFC: How Can Agriculture Rise to Challenge of Climate Change?
UK - Lord Krebs has addressed the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) on the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change. Among the measures deserving serious consideration is GM crops, he said....
OFC: Greenhouse Gas Calculator Wins Science Award
UK - A greenhouse gas (GHG) calculator developed at Aberdeen University is this year’s winner of the 'Practice with Science' Award run by the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC)....
OFC: Anglo-German Farming Scholarship Announced at Conference
UK - The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) is to fund three students to attend Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany, as part of a joint scholarship with the young member German Agricultural Society, Young DLG....
OFC: Changes to Common Agricultural Policy to Reduce Red Tape
UK - The UK has called for a rethink on the three crop rule, which is part of the greening arrangement within the recent reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Chris Harris reports from the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC)....
Honour for Avian Virologist at Pirbright Institute
UK - Professor Venugopal Nair, Head of the Avian Viral Diseases Programme at The Pirbright Institute has been awarded an OBE by the Queen in this year’s New Year Honours....
AB Vista to Showcase Potential of Superdosing Phytase at IPPE
UK - AB Vista will be an exhibitor in Atlanta, Ga, at IPPE, 27-29 January, 2015 (Hall A, Stand A721). During the expo, AB Vista will present the benefits and future potential of superdosing with Quantum Blue....
Industry Prospects in Focus at AHDB Outlook Conference
UK - Prospects for the beef and lamb, pig and poultry and dairy sectors will come under the spotlight at the 2015 Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Outlook Conference....
07 January 2015
OFC: Increasing Productivity in British Farming through Research
UK - Increased productivity in British agriculture is directly related to research and development and to raise productivity the UK farming sector needs to focus more on both public and private research, reports Chris Harris from the Oxford Farming Conference...
OFC: Food, Farming Key to Britain's Economic Future, Says Minister
UK - Britain has the land, technology and entrepreneurial flair to lead the world in food and farming, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss, has told the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC)....
06 January 2015
New Funding for Animal Welfare Research Network
UK - The BBSRC is to fund a new community-led Animal Welfare Research Network which will be focused on research contributing to the welfare of managed animals. ...
Minister Sets out Northern Ireland's Agriculture Priorities
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has set out priorities for 2015, noting that it will be a challenging year but that the government will continue to work in partnership with stakeholders and agencies to deliver for the farming,...
Agriculture Board Appoints New Head
UK - Jane King has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)....
05 January 2015
Knighthood for Former NFU President
UK - Former NFU President Peter Kendall has received a Knighthood in the New Year’s Honours issued last week....
31 December 2014
NFU Urges: Celebrate New Year Safely Without Sky Lanterns
UK - The public is being reminded by the NFU of the huge risks associated with sky lanterns and urged not to release them during New Year celebrations....
Farmers Need to be Encouraged to Invest
UK - The British government needs to embrace farmers and growers’ optimism for the longer term future to help grow the industry and reverse the country’s declining self-sufficiency....
30 December 2014
Scottish Poultry Keepers on Guard Against Disease
UK - Scottish pig and poultry keepers will remain on alert as the threat posed by devastating diseases remains....
23 December 2014
Study Helps Understanding of Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria
UK - Scientists from the Institute of Food Research and the University of East Anglia have discovered how certain gut bacteria can protect themselves and others in the gut from antibiotics....
22 December 2014
UK Avian Flu Restrictions Lifted
UK - All restrictions following the outbreak of Avian Flu in Yorkshire last month were lifted on 21 December....
19 December 2014
Harper Adams University Receives International Quality Rating
UK - It has been announced that all research conducted by Harper Adams University is of international quality and that more than 50 per cent is either world leading or internationally excellent....
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