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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Council Increases Support for Harper Adams Students
UK - The British Poultry Council’s support for Harper Adams University students is growing this year, with two more companies joining the BPC scholarships scheme and each financial award being increased by £1,000, to £4,500 per year. ...
Breakthrough in Coccidiosis Research
UK - Biological researchers at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) are a step closer to finding a new cost-effective vaccine for the intestinal disease, coccidiosis, which can have devastating effects on poultry production....
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Poultry Genetics Project Receives Agri-Tech Funding
UK - The Agri-Tech Catalyst, in which BBSRC is a major investor, has awarded 15 agricultural innovation projects a share of £18 million to help accelerate agricultural innovation and their commercial viability....
Monday, July 21, 2014
Poultry Meat Price the Most Important Factor, Say Consumers
UK - Price is the most important factor for consumers when choosing which meat to buy and eat, with over three-fifths (61 per cent) saying this has the biggest impact on their decision, according to the British Poultry Council (BPC). ...
Farmers Welcome Defra's £400-million Food Procurement Plans
UK - Following the launch of Defra’s £400-million ‘Plan for Public Procurement’, NFU Deputy President Minette Batters said the plan was a significant step in the right direction to Government backing British farming....
Friday, July 18, 2014
New Science Minister Announces Collaboration on Antimicrobial Resistance
UK - BBSRC is part of a cross-council initiative backed by eight government bodies and the Wellcome Trust to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on all fronts....
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Replace Reduce Refine – Way Forward for Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - A framework for replacement, reduction and refinement needs to be established for the responsible use of antimicrobials along the supply chain....
Registrations Welcome for Poultry Sustainability Conference
UK - The organisers of the 31st Poultry Science Symposium on Sustainable Poultry Production in Europe have published the final programme and registrations are still welcome. ...
MEPs Sign 'Back British Farming EU Pledge'
UK - NFU President Meurig Raymond has visited Strasbourg to rally support from MEPs to sign the ‘Back British Farming EU Pledge.’ ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Poultry Council Lifts Scholarship for Harper Students
UK – Support for students at a leading agricultural university is growing through a £1000 increase in British Poultry Council scholarship to £4,500 per year....
Call for Better Data on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
UK - More dependable data is needed to understand the progress on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in farming, according to the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC)....
Monday, July 14, 2014
Construction Begins on Pirbright Avian Diseases Lab
UK - A concrete pouring ceremony has been held at The Pirbright Institute to mark the start of construction of new medium containment laboratories, which will be the home of the Avian Viral Diseases programme....
Friday, July 11, 2014
Free Online Course on Animal Welfare Starts on Monday
SCOTLAND - A free online course that offers people the chance to learn more about the ethics and science of animal welfare begins on Monday (14 July)....
Adam Sacranie: Newest Member of Aviagen's Nutrition Team
UK - With nutrition high on the agenda in the poultry industry, Aviagen® has appointed Adam Sacranie as Nutritionist to help provide further support and advice....
New Royal College Project Examines Chicken's Gait
UK - Professor John Hutchinson of the Royal Veterinary College has been awarded £50,000 by Cobb Europe Ltd to work on 'Biomechanical simulations of chicken gait to inspire and inform artificial selection on measurable anatomical traits in chicken breeding'....
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Data Analysis at Heart of Aviagen Tech Service Managers' School
UK - Elite athletes are only elite athletes because they train hard to ensure they are the best at what they do. The same ethos applies to the recent Aviagen Technical Service Managers’ (TSM) School, held in Scotland....
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Launch of UK Poultry Trainee of the Year Award
UK - The poultry industry offers some of the most exciting career prospects in farming — that is the message from organisers of the Zoetis/British Poultry Council Trainee of the Year Award, now open for entries....
Friday, July 04, 2014
Female Farmers Play a Role in UK's Farming Future
UK - Female farmers are becoming increasingly more important to the future of the British agricultural and livestock sectors....
Defra-Approved Disinfectant: When and How to Use it
Find out when you must use a Defra approved disinfectant, which product to use, and in what concentration....
UK Agency Scheme Recognises Compliant Feed Companies
UK - The Food Standards Agency (FSA), in collaboration with the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), has finalised agreements that further extend earned recognition to the animal feed sector....
Prime Minister Commits to UK Leading the Way on Antibiotic Resistance
UK - The Prime Minister has warned of the global threat of antibiotic resistance....
Thursday, July 03, 2014
UK Poultry Body Welcomes Food Security Report
UK - A new government report on food security has been welcomed by the British Poultry Council....
Pan Feeders: Space Key to Feeding Success
UK - Correctly managed pan feeding can produce excellent results and key to this is providing the correct feeding space, according to the Aviagen's Global Technical Transfer Team....
ForFarmers Expands in UK with Acquisition of Wheyfeed
UK - ForFarmers has acquired 100 per cent of the share capital of Wheyfeed Holdings Ltd, which owns Wheyfeed Ltd....
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
UK Vets Call for Antibiotic Review to Consider Animal Health
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed the Prime Minister's announcement of a review into why so few antimicrobial drugs have been introduced in recent years, and called for the review to extend to animal health....
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