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19 April 2016
NFU Favours Remain Vote for Farming in Brexit Debate
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has said that the interests of farmers would be best served by remaining in the EU after the referendum in June, based on current evidence....
18 April 2016
FAI Focussing on Animal Welfare Outcome Measures
UK - Carly Scott is a researcher at FAI farms in Oxford. Here she explains the principles behind welfare outcome measures and the work her and the Science Team are doing in this field....
13 April 2016
Investors Urge Food Chains to Tackle Use of Antibiotics in Farming
UK & US - A large group of investors this week urged big restaurant chains to fight the use of medically-important (to humans) antibiotics amongst their meat suppliers....
12 April 2016
UK Poultry Sector Achieves Major Antibiotic Use Reduction
UK - The British Poultry Council has released a report detailing the sector's antibiotic use between 2012 and 2015....
Cranswick Acquires East Anglian Poultry Producer
UK - A major UK food producer, Cranswick, has acquired a poultry business in East Anglia as it expands its mainly pork-based business....
08 April 2016
UK Government Reverses Decision on Industry-Led Welfare Guidance
UK - After a backlash from animal welfare organisations, Defra has decided that poultry welfare guidance will not move to an industry-led code as planned....
06 April 2016
Study Finds Brexit Poses Serious Risks to Farmers
UK - A Brexit is likely to have significant impacts on the agricultural sector in the UK, a study by Wageningen UR in the Netherlands, funded by the UK's National Farmers' Union (NFU), has shown....
31 March 2016
New Innovations Headline at 2016 Pig and Poultry Fair
UK - Innovation and ideas are the driving force behind development of the livestock industry, and visitors to this year’s British Pig & Poultry Fair will get plenty of both, organisers have said....
Vets Concerned Over Move to Industry-Led Welfare Codes
UK - Vets have expressed concern after it was revealed that different farm sectors would gradually be taking over responsibility for guidance on farm animal welfare codes....
Welfare in the Spotlight at 2016 Official Vet Conference
UK - 'Animal Welfare - the Role of the OV' is the theme of the 2016 Official Veterinarian (OV) Conference set to take place between the 29th and 30th September 2016. The programme includes lecture streams and round-table discussions on themes relating...
29 March 2016
Focus on Sustainable Sourcing at UK Pig & Poultry Fair
UK - The need for responsibly sourced raw materials and alternative proteins has stepped up a gear over the past couple of years, and is now likely to start shaping producer’s future purchasing decisions....
How Does Campylobacter Affect Broiler Immune Systems?
UK - A recent study by a research team involving Swansea University's food safety expert Professor Tom Humphrey looked into the immune response of broiler chickens to Campylobacter jejuni, the most important food borne pathogen in the EU....
24 March 2016
Cobb Achieves Approval for ‘Compartment’ Status in UK
UK - The UK farm and hatchery facilities which export Cobb broiler breeding stock globally have been granted ‘GB enhanced compartment’ status — the most stringent requirements for any such operation....
18 March 2016
Scottish Avian Influenza Probe Concludes
SCOTLAND, UK - Indirect contact with wild birds is the most likely cause of the very mild bird flu outbreak on a poultry farm near Dunfermline earlier this year, an investigation has concluded....
11 March 2016
Farms Alerted to End of Routine Long Term Rodenticide Baiting
UK - Soon, the supply of rodenticide products in the UK will require farmers and pest controllers to show certificates of competence in their use under the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime....
10 March 2016
Moy Park Chooses SmartPro™
UK - Pas Reform’s Smart hatchery technologies have been selected for an expansion project at Moy Park’s hatchery in Ashbourne, Derbyshire (UK)....
Thinking About Going Antibiotic-free? Expert Panel Offers Insights, Suggestions
Broiler and turkey companies need to think carefully and weigh all the possible impacts before considering a move to antibiotic-free production, said poultry health experts at a panel discussion held at the 2016 International Production and Processing...
08 March 2016
Women's Contribution to Farming Celebrated by Minister
UK - Leading women farmers from around the country will join Secretary of State Elizabeth Truss today to celebrate women’s contributions to British farming and the increasing number of women looking to the industry for a rewarding career....
Power Production Offers Poultry Waste Solution for Northern Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - A £9.3 million investment from Northern Ireland's Executive has gone towards a new anaerobic digestion plant in Ballybofey, over the border in County Donegal....
02 March 2016
Would British Farmers be Better Supported Outside the EU?
UK - British farmers could receive a basic grant of £90 per acre to replace the subsidies in the Common Agricultural Policy if the UK votes to leave the EU in June....
New EFRA Report Shows UK Farmers at Risk
UK - A report published by a cross-party group of MPs acknowledges the threats facing the farming industry but positive, visible and tangible action must now be taken, said the NFU....
26 February 2016
UK Makes Further Progress on Campylobacter Reduction
UK - The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published the latest results from its survey of Campylobacter on fresh shop-bought chickens....
25 February 2016
Call for More Government Support for Farming Sector
UK - The National Farmers Union has called on the British government strengthen the powers of the Grocery Codes Adjudicator to be extended across the supply chain....
EU Exit for UK Would Be "Leap Into The Dark"
UK - At a time of severe price volatility and global market uncertainty it would be wrong to leave the European Union, the UK's Environment Secretary Liz Truss told the National Farmers Conference in Birmingham....
23 February 2016
Consultation Launched on Raw Egg Health Advice
UK - The Food Standards Agency has today launched a 10-week public consultation on a draft report looking at the safety of raw or lightly cooked eggs....
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