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19 December 2016
Bird Flu Found on Lincolnshire Farm
UK – The H5N8 strain of avian influenza was confirmed at a farm in Lincolnshire on Friday 16 December....
16 December 2016
Have a Healthy Christmas - Don't Wash Your Turkey
SCOTLAND, UK - Food Standards Scotland (FSS) recently launched a new food safety campaign to highlight the risks of food poisoning over the festive season from washing raw poultry and not washing hands properly....
14 December 2016
Survey Shows Brits Rely on Eggs to Cure Hangovers
UK - A new survey, carried out by One Poll on 2000 British adults in September, has revealed that a full English breakfast is the fastest acting hangover cure and the preferred remedy for Brits battling the aftermath of a heavy night....
09 December 2016
Poultry Experts Share Top Tips as Avian Flu Rules Drive Birds Indoors
UK – All poultry must move indoors, UK bird keepers were told on Wednesday, as a precaution against a virulent strain of avian influenza that has been spreading through Europe in the past few weeks. But poultry keepers seem largely positive about this...
08 December 2016
UK Farmers Told to Plan Strategy Ahead of Potential Brexit Downturn
UK - Farmers could enjoy a buoyant couple of years ahead of Brexit but the industry may face another downturn after 2020, experts have warned. It is therefore vital that they re-evaluate their business plans to make the most of the good times and protect...
07 December 2016
British Poultry Must Move Indoors as Bird Flu Precaution
UK - Poultry disease prevention zones have been put in place across England, Scotland and Wales, requiring birds to be kept indoors from today for 30 days....
British Egg Farmers Can Still Use Free Range Label Despite Bird Flu Housing Rules
UK - Poultry across England, Scotland and Wales have been forced indoors as a precaution after announcements by the Chief Veterinary Officers of the countries of avian influenza prevention zones....
Latest Aviagen Broiler School Focuses on Achieving Economic Returns
UK - The fifth Aviagen® Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Production Management School Broiler Module welcomed 34 students from 19 different countries to Edinburgh, Scotland, Nov. 27-Dec. 3. ...
05 December 2016
Nutriad Concludes 2016 UK & Ireland Mycotoxin Survey
UK - The Nutriad 2016 mycotoxin survey concludes that this year’s harvest of wheat in the UK and Ireland is of medium quality (>LOD but below EU recommendation levels) in terms of mycotoxin contamination but the situation is much worse than in last...
02 December 2016
Better Data Management to Improve Competitiveness
ANALYSIS - Agriculture is at the start of a digital revolution, and to advance it will need to embrace and understand the increasing amount of data that is being collected, writes Chris Harris....
UK Food Producers Call for Tariff-free Access to Europe's Single Market
UK - The largest coalition of food producers in the UK’s history has come together for the first time to call for tariff-free access to the Single Market and continued access to a competent and reliable workforce in order for British food and farming...
01 December 2016
Warnings of Price Increases Underline Importance of British Food Production
UK - The National Farmers Union has said warnings of a food price increase next year adds gravitas to the need for a strong, secure and viable domestic food production system....
30 November 2016
Hundreds of Geese Stolen in Night Raid in Norfolk
UK - Police are appealing for information following the theft of 1,500 geese in Norfolk on Sunday 27 November....
29 November 2016
ASPAC Performance and Portfolio Expansion Mark Another Successful Year for AB Vista
UK - Animal nutrition technology company AB Vista, has revealed a successive year of global market share growth driven largely by strong sales of the Quantum Blue and Econase XT enzyme product lines....
28 November 2016
UK October Egg Sales Shoot Upwards
UK - Egg sales are accelerating at a rapid rate, with the latest four week data showing a sharp rise, and the strongest period of growth recorded since the end of rationing in the 1950s....
25 November 2016
Poultry Keepers Urged to be Vigilant for Signs of Avian Influenza
WALES, UK - Poultry keepers are being urged to follow good biosecurity practices to minimise contact with wild birds and to be vigilant for signs of avian flu....
Awards Recognise Stars of Free Range Egg Industry
UK - Key contributors to the success of the free range egg sector have been recognised by their peers for making a real difference in 2016....
23 November 2016
Successful Hubbard UK Premium Tour
UK - Early in October 2016 Hubbard held a successful Hubbard Premium Tour in the UK and Ireland....
22 November 2016
Welfare Group Wants ‘Broiler Revolution’ to Follow Cage-Free Egg Switch
GLOBAL - Animal welfare group Compassion in World Farming (CiWF) has suggested a switch to higher-welfare broiler farming might follow the recent cascade of announcements to move to cage-free egg production....
21 November 2016
UK Egg Sales Continue to Grow
UK - Egg sales have continued to soar in 2016, building on several years of strong growth, according to new data from the British egg industry....
18 November 2016
UK Sales of Antibiotics for Animals Dropped 9 Per Cent Last Year
UK - Sales of antibiotics for use in animals in the UK are at a four-year low, putting the UK on track to meet ambitious targets to tackle antibiotic resistance, according to a Defra report released this World Antibiotic Awareness week....
17 November 2016
British Poultry Farmers Make Progress on Use of Key Antibiotics
UK - The British Poultry Council (BPC) says it has been setting milestones for the responsible stewardship of antibiotics over the last year, as new data has been released on the subject this World Antibiotic Awareness week....
14 November 2016
Medics Urge More Action on Antibiotics in Farming
UK - Fifteen of the UK's most senior medics have called on the government to tackle "routine misuse of antibiotics in UK farming", in a letter published in The Telegraph to mark the start of World Antibiotic Awareness Week....
09 November 2016
UK Free Range Egg Producers Get More Help with Bird Flu Planning
UK - Every member of the British Free Range Egg Producers Association is being sent an avian influenza (AI) contingency planning workbook....
07 November 2016
Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria Found in Chickens at Indian Markets
INDIA - Isolates of a common poultry pathogen collected from animals in Indian bird markets were mostly resistant to multiple classes of antibiotics, new research has shown....
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