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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Poultry Farming Urged to Appeal to Younger Generation
UK - As one of the most active farming sectors in the South West, you would expect more people to be familiar with the poultry industry. ...
Friday, October 10, 2014
New Centre of Excellence for UK Pigs and Poultry
UK - The pig and poultry industries have joined forces to draw up a concept note for the creation of world-class centre of excellence....
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Pirbright Partners with Others to Train Bioscientists of the Future
UK - £18.5 million will be invested in training the next generation of bioscience leaders to tackle global challenges such as food security and animal health....
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
NFU Prepares for the Next Generation of British Farmers
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has teamed up with Innovation for Agriculture (IfA) and Warwickshire Rural Hub to focus on the potential that precision agriculture has for the industry and the next generation of livestock farmers....
Launch of UK Animal and Plant Health Agency
UK - The new agency responsible for safeguarding animal and plant health, Animal and Plant Health Agency, has started work....
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Public Perception of UK Farming is Increasingly Positive
UK - More of the British public think positively about farmers and farming than last year according to a recent OnePoll survey commissioned by the National Farmers Union (NFU)....
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Are You Within Your Recommended Drinking Guidelines?
UK - Provision of adequate drinker space with easy accessibility for all birds is essential to aid optimum health and growth, according to Aviagen....
Monday, September 29, 2014
Dual Use in Environment Schemes to Give UK Farmers More Flexibility
UK - Defra’s decision to keep existing dual use arrangements for all environmental stewardship schemes will give farmers and growers the flexibility and certainty they need, said the National Farmers Union (NFU)....
Specific Enzyme Characteristics Key to Unlocking Potential from Xylanase
UK - Recent developments clarifying the mechanisms by which xylanase feed enzymes produce a performance response in both corn- and wheat-based diets have highlighted the vital importance of specific enzyme characteristics, says AB Vista....
Friday, September 26, 2014
UK Vets Must Build on Trust for the Future
UK - Vets must maintain trust in a changing and cynical world is the message from outgoing British Veterinary Association (BVA) President, Robin Hargreaves....
Thursday, September 25, 2014
How Do We Tackle Food Production 'Complacency'?
UK - NFU Vice President Guy Smith has been selected on to the Advisory Board of the UK’s Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU)....
Minimum Wage Increase for Agricultural Workers
SCOTLAND, UK- A rise in the minimum wage rate for agricultural workers has been confirmed by the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB)....
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....
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