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Thursday, July 03, 2014
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....
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Campylobacter Causes Disease in Some Chickens: First Evidence
UK - University of Liverpool researchers have found that one breed of chickens showed damage to the gut mucosa and developed diarrhoea after an experimental infection with Campylobacter....
Revised Approval for Deccox in Control of Coccidiosis in Broilers
UK - A zero day withdrawal period for the coccidiostat Deccox® (active ingredient, decoquinate), will provide greater flexibility in the use of the product for the control of coccidiosis in broiler chickens....
Monday, June 30, 2014
Foodborne Disease Report Confirms Need to Tackle Campylobacter in UK
UK - A new report into foodborne disease finds that poultry meat was the food linked to the most cases of food poisoning and that Campylobacter is the most common pathogen in foods. ...
Report Finds High Health Status of UK Breeding Poultry
UK - The British Poultry Council and the British Egg Industry Council have together published a summary of information concerning health schemes and freedom from disease in the UK poultry breeding industry....
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Two Million Hectare Shortfall in UK Land Possible by 2030
UK - A University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) study has revealed that by 2030, the UK could require up to seven million hectares of additional land to meet a growing population’s food, space and renewable energy needs,...
Moy Park Introduces No Need to Wash Labelling
UK - UK food manufacturer Moy Park has introduced a front of pack label to all its Moy Park branded whole birds carrying the message ‘no need to wash’....
NFU Announces 'Tour de Yorkshire' Wifi Tractor
UK - Prime Minister David Cameron complained this week of having to cut short family holidays to Cornwall and having to return to London because of poor broadband and mobile receptions, a situation faced daily by many of the country’s farmers and those...
Monday, June 23, 2014
Poultry Specialist Wins Top Honour at UK Green Awards
UK - Leading poultry specialist, Rural Energy, has won a top honour at the renewable energy industry’s major awards....
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Have You Registered Your Poultry Flock?
UK - Flocks of 50 or more poultry must be registered, the government reminds the owners. Find out when and how to register your flock of poultry, and which species must be registered....
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Register for International Symposium on Sustainable Poultry Production
UK - The early registration deadline for this conference on the sustainability of European poultry production closes on 30 June. ...
UK Farmers Say Flood Funding Should Recognise Farming's Value
UK - The National Farmers Union is calling for Defra to act on the recommendations of the Efra Select Committee’s report into this winter’s flooding which severely hit farmland across England and Wales....
Monday, June 16, 2014
Public Urged to Stop Washing Raw Chicken
UK - The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued a call for people to stop washing raw chicken to reduce the risk of contracting Campylobacter, a potentially dangerous form of food poisoning....
Friday, June 13, 2014
Prizes for Top Scores in UK Animal Health Certificate Exams
UK - The highest scoring candidates that gained the National Office for Animal Health (NOAH) Certificate of Animal Health (NCAH) during 2013 received their prizes at the organisation's annual dinner in London last month....
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Positive Response to UK Non-stun Slaughter Petition
UK - The campaign to end non-stun slaughter in the UK and provide consumers with better information about the welfare of animals at slaughter has received a positive response from Government Ministers....
Herbal Mix Improves Chicken Feed Conversion
SCOTLAND - Researchers at Scotland’s Rural College have found that feeding herbs can make chickens grow faster....
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
UK Poultry Industry Heads for Day at Henley Regatta
UK - A day out is being arranged by The Copas Partnership for those involved in the poultry industry at Henley Regatta on 6 July....
Monday, June 09, 2014
British Poultry Council Boosts Resources for Schools
UK – The British Poultry Council is to work together with the Farming and Countryside Education (FACE) in updating its resource materials for schools....
Friday, June 06, 2014
Farmers, Growers Need Reliable Source of Water
UK - A University of Cambridge report is right to suggest that collaboration is crucial to ensuring the careful management of our water resources – and it is essential that farmers and growers can produce food in times of plenty and drought, the NFU...
New Poultry Litter Rules a Boost to the Industry
UK - The UK’s poultry industry has a chance to become more sustainable – economically and environmentally - thanks to new European laws which will allow them to make use of chicken litter for on-farm energy....
Thursday, June 05, 2014
New Panel to Advise on Animal Health and Welfare in Wales
WALES, UK - Natural Resources Minister, Alun Davies, has appointed a group of specialists to support the development and introduction of a new Animal Health and Welfare Framework for Wales....
Aviagen Ticks the Right Boxes with New Technical Support Document
UK - Aviagen® has released an interactive PDF which provides a checklist for investigating broiler performance problems for farm managers. ...
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Aldi Moves into Premium Free-Range Chicken
UK - Scottish shoppers can now buy locally produced, premium chicken from free-range farms at a discount supermarket chain. ...
Thursday, May 29, 2014
UK Animal Feed Committee Reviewed Antibiotic Issues, EU Audit
UK - The Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs open meeting held at the McDonald Old England Hotel, Bowness-on-Windermere Cumbria gave stakeholders an opportunity to observe the Committee at work and ask some questions....
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