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Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Revolutionary Phytase, Forage Pre-Treatment Lead Way for AB Vista
UK - AB Vista’s revolutionary next generation E.coli phytase Quantum Blue is set to take centre stage on the company’s stand (Hall 9, Stand D70) during SPACE 2014, to be held in Rennes, France, from 16 19 September....
Campylobacter Survey Shows 59 Per Cent of Chickens in UK Tested Positive
UK - The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published the first set of quarterly results from a new survey of Campylobacter on fresh shop-bought chickens. The results show 59 per cent of birds tested positive for the presence of Campylobacter. In four per...
How to Register for Poultry Health Scheme
UK - The Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) on 1 August updated the Poultry Health Scheme, which is part of protecting animal health and preventing disease, including in...
Council Rejects Plans for Poultry Farm Near Sleaford
UK - A controversial plan for a poultry farm with enough room for more than half-a-million chickens has been rejected by North Kesteven District Council (NKDC) against officer recommendations....
Friday, August 01, 2014
Lincolnshire Egg Supplier Raises Money to End Hunger in Africa
UK - A family-run egg supplier from Lincolnshire has taken on one of the greatest challenges in its 63-year history: a climb to the summit of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro....
Thursday, July 31, 2014
New Appointment Strengthens Zoetis UK Poultry Team
UK - Zoetis has announced the expansion of its poultry team in the UK and Ireland with the appointment of Wayne Olbison as Field Service Manager....
More Farm Animal Welfare Inspections in UK Last Year
UK - The Animal Health Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) inspected more farms in the UK in 2013 to assess animal welfare than the year before....
Antibiotic Ban Petition Supported by Green Party
UK - The Green Party in the UK is calling on members and supporters to sign the petition produced by the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics, calling for a ban on the routine use of antibiotics in farmed animals....
Bill Gates Visits New Avian Research Laboratory
UK - Bill Gates has visited the Easter Bush Campus to hear about research to improve the health and welfare of people and farm animals worldwide. The facilities and research he saw receive funding from BBSRC....
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
5M Publishing Officially Launches Website for Sheep Sector
UK – Today, 5M Publishing officially launches TheSheepSite – the latest in the company's stable of agriculture and livestock oriented websites....
Government Commits to Online CAP Application Assistance for Farmers
UK – Help is at hand for producers worried about the new electronic system for Common Agricultural Policy requirements, farming minister George Eustice told the National Sheep Association Event today....
Some Progress on Climate Change Impacts Made by UK Agriculture
UK - A new report from Defra reveals improvements made in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in terms of soil nitrogen balance and artificial fertiliser use over the last decade, while a reduction in broiler feed conversion has been achieved in the last two...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Farm Space Required in UK
UK - Aviagen has opportunities to increase its farming base for breeding operations in Scotland and the North of England....
Farm Union Launches Review of Livestock Inspections
UK - The National Farmers Union has been selected by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) as one of two trade association and business representative groups to lead a review of red-tape under the Business Focus on Enforcement Initiative....
Monday, July 28, 2014
Concern Continues over Potential Residues in Imported Foods
ANALYSIS - Concern is mounting over the threat of veterinary medicine residues in food products imported into the UK, writes Chris Harris....
Food Safety Body Launches Investigation into Poultry Plants
UK - The British Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched investigations and audits into poultry plants at the centre of a food hygiene row published in a national newspaper....
Friday, July 25, 2014
Future of Farm Animal Welfare Explored at Symposium
UK - CABI, together with the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London, held a symposium marking the 50th anniversary of Ruth Harrison’s influential 'Animal Machines' – a book that heralded an entire movement in farm animal welfare and the welfare of...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
2 Sisters Responds to Poor Hygiene Allegations
UK - Leading poultry processor, 2 Sisters Food Group, has hit back at allegations over poor hygiene practices and standards....
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....
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