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Thursday, March 20, 2014
2014 Budget: Good News for Agriculture But Not Permanent
UK - The NFU says the Chancellor’s announcement to double the rate of the Annual Investment Allowance is welcome news for agriculture but it would have been better if George Osborne had made it a permanent fixture....
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
New Method for Nutrient Digestibility Studies Saves Time, Money
UK - Researchers at Nottingham Trent University have validated a new procedure for measuring the concentration of titanium dioxide, a commonly used inert diet marker for digestibility studies in pig and poultry....
Research Council Celebrates 20 Years of Animal Welfare Advances
UK - BBSRC has supported world-leading bioscience for over two decades. For its 20th anniversary, the Research Council will be exploring a variety of ways that BBSRC helps to deliver impact from research, focusing here on animal welfare....
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Updated Animal Health Surveillance Announced
ENGLAND & WALES - Details have been announced about the updated approach to veterinary scanning surveillance in a programme called ‘Surveillance 2014’....
Monday, March 17, 2014
Call for Govt Support on Poultry Biomass Technology
UK - Government support is crucial in driving the uptake of biomass technology in the poultry sector to combat rising energy costs, says an industry expert....
Thursday, March 13, 2014
UK Farming Sets out Low-Carbon Agenda
UK - Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the future should go hand in hand with producing food for a growing population and delivering for the environment....
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
New Face Leads Union's Poultry Working Group
SCOTLAND, UK - Two Aberdeenshire farmers are to head up NFU Scotland’s pigs and poultry working groups after the long-serving chairmen of both groups recently stepped down....
Norfolk's Poultry Academy Welcomes First Students
UK - A regional pilot poultry academy in Norfolk has welcomed its first students....
Monday, March 10, 2014
UK Poultry Feed Prices Continue to Slide
UK - While compound feed prices are well below their peak of about one year ago, it is sobering to note that they are 87, 76 and 97 per cent higher, respectively, for cattle/calf, pigs and poultry rations than at the start of 2006, writes Jackie Linden....
Friday, March 07, 2014
Aviagen Breeds Industry Experts with Production Management School
SCOTLAND, UK - Aviagen has again raised the bar in global poultry industry training with the latest module of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Production Management School, focusing on 'Optimising Broiler Performance', which recently took place...
Smoking/Animal Protein Link is 'Triumph of Media Spin', Says NHS
UK – The National Health Service (NHS) has described as ‘unsupported’ media claims that high protein diets are as bad for human health as smoking....
Agricultural Policy Timetable Outlined in Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Government is currently seeking views from farmers and other stakeholders on how the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) should be implemented in Scotland and how farm payments should be distributed over the next seven years....
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Knowing What is in Medicated Feed Just Makes Sense
UK - Animal feed processors and meat producers can increase confidence in food safety by testing for drug residues at the point of feed supply according to Randox Food Diagnostics. ...
Exclusion Grilles: Key to Good Manners
UK - The use of exclusion feeders in the broiler breeder house is now essential for male and female body weight control throughout production, according to Aviagen....
Farmers Union Urges Retailers to Value British Food More
UK - The NFU is urging supermarkets not to devalue food by entering into price wars which have the potential to undermine British farmers and growers’ businesses....
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
UK Farmers Call for Govt to Invest to Close Food Gap
UK - Consistent and long-term investment allowances, and better taxation tools are just some of the key areas the NFU is urging the Chancellor of the Exchequer to address in next week’s 2014 Budget – in a bid to help agriculture invest, grow and thrive....
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
5m Publishing Expands Its Animal Care Coverage
UK - 5m Publishing is expanding its coverage of animal health and welfare beyond the farm gate....
Monday, March 03, 2014
Animal Welfare Honours to Professors from Oxford, Cambridge
UK - Professor Marian Dawkins from the University of Oxford and Emeritus Professor Don Broom from Cambridge University are the first people to be honoured with the new Sir Patrick Moore Award by the RSPCA for their work to improve animal welfare....
TV Campaigner Honoured for Work to Educate Public on Farm Animal Welfare
UK - TV farmer, Jimmy Doherty, has won an RSPCA award for helping to educate the public about farm animal welfare....
Forum to Explore Animal Welfare and the Law
UK - The forthcoming Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) Discussion Forum will explore whether a legal muddle is causing unnecessary suffering to livestock. The Forum will take place in London on 12 May....
Friday, February 28, 2014
New Initiative to Reduce Levels of Campylobacter in Poultry Meat
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU), Food Standards Agency (FSA), Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), processors, retailers, producers and other stakeholders have committed to implementing practical measures from farm to...
New NFU President Elected
UK - Meurig Raymond has been elected the new President of the National Farmers Union....
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Call for EU-NZ Free Trade Agreement
UK - The EU and New Zealand need to open negotiations on a free trade agreement, writes Chris Harris from the National Farmers’ Union Conference in Birmingham....
UK Vets Warn of Animal Health Dangers from Receding Floodwater
UK - Vets at the British Veterinary Association (BVA) are warning animal owners in flood-stricken areas to be aware of the new dangers posed by receding flood waters....
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Government Promises to Back British Farm Exports
UK - Cutting red tape, encouraging innovation and safeguarding plant and animal health all set the right environment for farm businesses to grow, farming minister George Eustice told the National Farmers’ Union Conference in Birmingham....
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