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Monday, November 10, 2014
Video: A Farmer's Tribute for Remembrance Sunday
UK - More than a million men and women in agriculture did their patriotic duty by producing the nation’s food or fighting on the front line, during a time of crisis....
What is the Nutritive Value of Wheat for Broilers?
UK - Specific weight is still used by the animal feed industry as a measure of grain quality even though it has been well established that there is a poor relationship between this measurement and nutritive value....
Friday, November 07, 2014
Further Increase in Poultry Feed Drives Need for Alternatives
UK - The production and price data of poultry feed has seen the highest rise in eight years, leading to calls to expand the range of animal feed available. ...
UK Farm Business Innovation Expo Returns to Olympia
UK - Farm Business Innovation exhibition and conference returns to Olympia London from 27 to 28 November, promising new ways for farmers, smallholders, land owners and estate managers to use their land to bring in more money....
AB Vista Announces Strong Growth in 2014
UK - AB Vista has announced revenue growth of more than 20 per cent for the financial year ending 15 September 2014....
Thursday, November 06, 2014
New Leader for MSD Animal Health’s Integrated Livestock Business
UK - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) has appointed Albert Urbanek as head of its Integrated Livestock Business Unit (ILBU) in the UK, covering the company's pig, poultry and aquaculture activities....
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
UK's New Animal Disease Research Centre Opened
UK - The BBSRC National Virology Centre at the Pirbright Institute was officially opened last week....
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
UK Poultry Person of the Year 2014 Announced
UK - The judging panel of the BPC/ForFarmers (formerly BOCM PAULS) has named John Reed, Agricultural Director of Cargill’s European Poultry Business, as the Poultry Person of the Year for 2014....
UK Vets Say Consumers Should Know about Slaughter Methods
UK - Nine out of 10 vets say consumers should be better informed about slaughter methods, according to a new survey from the British Veterinary Association (BVA)....
Monday, November 03, 2014
British Parents Want More Lesson on Food and Farming in Schools
UK - Parents want to see more British food served up in schools and more lessons on food and farming, according to a new NFU survey....
Friday, October 31, 2014
New Monogastric Science Research Centre Launched in Scotland
UK - Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has launched a new Monogastric Science Research Centre, a focus for the College’s work on pigs and poultry, in particular bringing together vital research on nutrition....
NFU Seeks Reassurance over New Farm Payments IT System
UK - The National Farmers Union says it is critical Government proves it has a robust new IT system in place to administer farm payments from next year....
Thursday, October 30, 2014
AB Vista Launches Phytase Survey at EuroTier
UK - AB Vista will be conducting a survey among visitors to this year’s EuroTier to discover the extent to which livestock producers, feed compounders and integrators are adopting the concept of phytase superdosing....
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
New Chair of Joint Working Group to Focus on Campylobacter
UK - Richard Macdonald CBE has been named as the new Chair of the joint industry and government body focused on the reduction of campylobacter in chicken....
Acquisition of Premium Cooked Poultry Business
UK - UK food producer, Cranswick, has acquired the whole of the issued share capital of Benson Park Limited....
Harper Adams Poultry Scholarship Opportunities
UK - Students packed out the largest lecture theatre at Harper Adams University this week to learn about a series of exciting scholarship opportunities in the livestock sector....
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
British Poultry Council Responds to Article on Chicken Production
UK - The British Poultry Council (BPC) have responded to the BBC's article entitled: Do people know where their chicken comes from? ...
New Chief Executive Officer for the National Office of Animal Health
UK - The NOAH Board is delighted to announce that Dawn Howard will be taking over from Phil Sketchley as CEO from November 11 2014....
New Location for WPSA Poultry Science Meeting
UK - The Spring Meeting of the UK Branch of the World's Poultry Science Association (WPSA) will be held at the University of Chester from 14 to 15 April 2015....
Monday, October 27, 2014
Poultry Body Defends UK Chicken Production Methods
UK - The British Poultry Council (BPC) explains that most UK poultry meat comes from birds reared under assurance schemes that stipulate standards for the care of the birds in the country....
Delivering Sustainable Intensification for the Future
UK - Farming for the future - delivering sustainable intensification, is the theme of this year’s National Farm Management Conference to be staged in London on Wednesday 26 November....
Radiant Barrier for Poultry Houses Now Spans the Globe
UK - New orders from Uganda and Fiji bring to 16 the number of countries now adopting the energy-efficient lining Valéron AVA to improve poultry house environment through use of a durable radiant barrier....
Friday, October 24, 2014
Unlock Full Potential from Xylanase in Corn-based Poultry Diets
UK - Consistency and dose hold the key to unlocking the full potential from xylanase use in corn- (maize-) based diets, according to the latest findings from AB Vista....
Vets Urge Investment in Northern Ireland’s Animal Health Research
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Northern Ireland’s excellence in research and development (R&D) must be maintained through continued investment, British Veterinary Association (BVA) President John Blackwell has said in his speech to guests at BVA’s annual...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
British Vets Question Health, Welfare of Free-range Chickens
UK - A recent newspaper report highlights the welfare issues that can also affect free-range hens, according to Zoetis. ...
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