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05 January 2016
UK Egg Producers Set Up Bird Flu Insurance Scheme
UK - Individual members of the British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) will be insured for up to £50,000 of secondary cleansing and disinfection costs should they be affected by an avian influenza outbreak....
04 January 2016
Help Extended for Flood-Hit UK Farmers
UK - Farmers hit by Storm Eva flooding in Lancashire and Yorkshire will receive emergency funding of up to £20,000 each, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced....
31 December 2015
Rodent Control Hub to Help Farmers Gain New Certification
UK - A free, self-study training course on rodent control is now available for farmers via an industry online hub, ‘Rodent Control on Farms’....
30 December 2015
Animal Medicines Sector Responds to O’Neill Antimicrobials in Agriculture Report
UK - The UK, European and global animal medicines sector associations have joined forces to respond to Lord O’Neill’s recent Report on Antimicrobials in Agriculture, through a letter and expert critique of his Report....
29 December 2015
Vets Urge Disease Data Innovation After Lab Closures
UK - Nine out of ten production animal vets now conduct their own post-mortems (PMs) following the closure of some laboratories in the APHA surveillance network, reveal figures from the British Veterinary Association’s (BVA) Voice of the Veterinary...
24 December 2015
London Buses Get Greener by Running on Meat Waste
UK - Almost a third of London's bus fleet will soon be running on a greener blend of diesel, made from blending diesel with renewable biodiesel from waste products, including cooking oil and tallow from the meat processing trade....
22 December 2015
How Can Farmers Live With Volatility?
ANALYSIS - Price volatility is something that farmers are going to have to live with as it is going to be a feature of farming given the impacts of climate change and swings in production across the globe, writes Chris Harris....
21 December 2015
Farmers' Confidence Lower This Year After Market Volatility
UK - Increased volatility and falling commodity prices across the sectors have seen farmers’ confidence drop to lower levels as seen last year, a new survey by the NFU has revealed....
Red Tractor Adds Poultry Meat to Processing Standards
UK - Food quality mark Red Tractor will soon indicate whether chicken is subject to adequate welfare and traceability standards in processing, as well as other meats, following a review of the standards....
Aviagen Increases Setting Capacity in Stratford Hatchery
UK - Aviagen® is pleased to announce the opening of a brand new £8 million annexe to the company’s existing Stratford Hatchery in Warwickshire....
18 December 2015
Union Calls for Better Retailer Support for Scottish Farming
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland is calling on all UK retailers to commit to getting behind Scottish farmers, address supply chain issues and ensure food producers share in the rewards as well as the risks....
17 December 2015
Get More from Forage this Winter with Revolutionary Forage Pre-Treatment
UK - Despite good silage-making weather in some regions of the UK and Ireland last summer, many clamps still contain large volumes of low feed value silage made under less than favourable conditions. ...
14 December 2015
Poultry Vaccine Research Awarded £5.7 Million
UK - Cheap and effective vaccines for poultry that will reduce infections in humans and minimise antibiotics in the food chain will be developed by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine as part of a £5.7 million grant from the Biotechnology...
10 December 2015
Top Performers Rewarded at British Poultry Council Ceremony
UK - The British poultry industry came together on Tuesday to celebrate the achievements of highly skilled individuals at the British Poultry Council (BPC) Annual Awards at the House of Commons....
09 December 2015
Winner of 2015 Zoetis/British Poultry Council Trainee Award
UK - Annabelle Heath, who swapped life in the horse racing world for a career in poultry, is the winner of the 2015 Zoetis/British Poultry Council Trainee Award....
Adding Value: Latest Aviagen Broiler School Focuses on the Bottom Line
UK - Topics such as the value chain, broiler growing and broiler philosophy were the focus at the fourth Aviagen® Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Production Management School – Broiler Module, held recently in Edinburgh, Scotland....
Report Urges Antibiotic Target-Setting for Farming
UK - The UK's independent Review on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), chaired by Jim O’Neill, has released a report on the global use of antibiotics in agriculture....
02 December 2015
Producing Food in the Face of Climate Change Threats
ANALYSIS - More information needs to be made available on the impact of climate change on food production in order to mitigate its effects in future, writes Chris Harris....
Four Competing for Zoetis/British Poultry Council Trainee Award
UK - Four farm and hatchery workers from across the country have been chosen as the finalists who are competing for the 2015 Zoetis/British Poultry Council Trainee Award....
Free Range Egg Stars Honoured at Award Ceremony
UK - Producers, packers and retailers who made a real difference to the free range egg sector in 2015 have been honoured....
Farmers Notice Increase in Severe Weather Events
UK - As the Paris Climate Conference (COP21) today hosts its ‘Farmers’ Day’, a new survey from the National Farmers Union has highlighted the damage that severe weather events have inflicted upon the agriculture industry over the past decade....
01 December 2015
How Can Risk be Managed in Volatile Markets?
ANALYSIS - Collaboration and partnership are key to managing risk in a volatile market....
Researchers Given £10m Boost to Aid Plight of Tropical Farmers
SCOTLAND, UK - Efforts to tackle challenges faced by livestock and poultry farmers in developing countries have been boosted by a £10 million research award....
Flock Thinning to Be Banned on RSPCA Assured Farms
UK - From the new year a procedure known as thinning, where a proportion of chickens are removed from a shed for slaughter earlier than the rest, will be banned for animal welfare reasons on farms rearing to RSPCA standards....
27 November 2015
Avian Flu: the Greatest Risk Faced by the UK Poultry Industry?
ANALYSIS - With three outbreaks in the last year, avian influenza was a key topic at the recent Egg and Poultry Industry Conference (EPIC) for the UK poultry sector. Jackie Linden reports on several of the meeting’s key presentations on this topic for...
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