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10 June 2016
How Can Egg Farmers Improve Profit?
UK – Speaking at last month’s British Pig & Poultry Fair, Bob Waller, a consultant from Partners in Welfare, said that a bit of attention to detail could be the difference between profit and loss....
06 June 2016
Vets: Your Opinions are in Demand
Being a vet is pretty hard work: you have to study for many years to qualify, work long hours to apply your competence and skills, then advance your knowledge through continuous professional education and further qualifications. Your clients and employers...
01 June 2016
Stars of Free Range Eggs Sought for UK Awards
UK - The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) is calling for nominations for the 2016 Free Range Egg Awards....
31 May 2016
Top Retailers for Responsible Soy Named
UK - UK retailers M&S and Waitrose have been named as front-runners in responsible soy use, according to WWF’s Soy Scorecard....
27 May 2016
Latest UK Results Show Further Reduction in Campylobacter on Chicken
UK - The latest results from the Food Standards Agency's Campylobacter survey on fresh chickens show a continued decrease in the number of contaminated birds....
26 May 2016
Aviagen Launches New Global Parent Stock Nutrition Specifications
UK - Aviagen® has launched an updated version of its global Parent Stock (PS) Nutrition Specifications for its Arbor Acres®, Indian River® and Ross® brands....
24 May 2016
Aviagen Celebrates Ongoing Success at British Pig & Poultry Fair
UK - Aviagen® celebrated past and present successes and looked to the future as it welcomed UK customers and industry colleagues to its stand at the British Pig & Poultry Fair held earlier this month in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire....
23 May 2016
Annual Ross UK Flock Awards Recognise Customer Performance
UK - Aviagen® paid tribute to the achievements of Ross® UK customers at the annual Flock Awards event, held in Daventry at the end of April....
20 May 2016
Poultry Feed Innovation Vital to Reduce Europe’s Reliance on Imported Soy
UK – At the British Pig and Poultry Fair recently, two speakers from trade show partner ABN explained that as retailers focus more and more on responsible and sustainable foods, innovative solutions will be needed in the feed supply chain....
19 May 2016
Task Force to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance in Agriculture
UK - A review on antimicrobial resistance has been published today, identifying farming as one of the key areas to help halt this global issue....
17 May 2016
Attention to Detail Key to Success in Poultry Meat Sector
UK – Two speakers at the British Pig and Poultry Fair last week highlighted the importance of looking closely at every detail of a poultry business, using new technology and learning from other industries to improve profits....
Hen Welfare Improves Under Farm Assurance Schemes, Study Shows
UK - Recognised welfare outcome assessments within farm assurance schemes have shown a reduction in feather loss and improvement in the welfare of UK cage-free laying hens, according to the findings of a study from the AssureWel project by the University...
16 May 2016
Poultry Farm Profitability Fell 20 Per Cent in 2014-15, Survey Shows
ENGLAND, UK - Average poultry farm income fell 20 per cent in 2014/15, but this masks a more complicated picture within the sector, according to a report from the Farm Business Survey by Rural Business Research (RBR)....
Egg Consumption Upturn Due to Health Benefits, Convenience
UK - A new consumer research analysis has revealed that the key driver for the recent growth in egg consumption is that they are meeting the consumer requirements for health and convenience....
Report Calls for CAP Reform to Better Support Farmers in Volatile Times
UK - A call has been sent out to the European Commission by a UK House of Lords Committee reform the Common Agricultural Policy to primarily support the provision of public goods, such as increased food security, high animal welfare standards and stewardship...
13 May 2016
Pig & Poultry Fair: Egg Expert Says Move to Free Range Should be Measured to Avoid Oversupply
UK - A speaker at the British Pig & Poultry Fair on Tuesday said that egg producers would have to manage the transition in demand to free-range very carefully to avoid oversupply....
Warnings Over Brexit Impact on Northern Ireland's Ag Exports
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Food and drink exports from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland worth £850 million would face an uncertain future if the UK voted to leave the EU, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss warned on Thursday....
Vets Call for Unrestricted Access to Slaughterhouse CCTV
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the Veterinary Public Health Association (VPHA) today re-iterated their call for mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses and legislation to ensure vets have unrestricted access to slaughterhouse CCTV footage....
12 May 2016
Pig & Poultry Fair: Brexit Debate Divides Farmers
UK - At a debate on Brexit at the British Pig & Poultry Fair on Wednesday, farmers got fired up over what an exit from the EU would mean for pig and poultry farmers in the UK....
11 May 2016
Opportunities for Poultry Meat Consumption Growth Highlighted at Pig & Poultry Fair
UK – A speaker at the British Pig & Poultry Fair on Tuesday emphasised that poultry meat can help meet consumers’ desires for a healthy, convenient diet, offering optimistic long-term prospects for an industry seeing retail price deflation....
10 May 2016
Celebration of Cobb Centenary at British Pig & Poultry Fair
UK - The centenary of Cobb, the world’s oldest poultry breeding company, is being celebrated at the British Pig & Poultry Fair at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, on May 10 and 11....
06 May 2016
Praise for Antibiotic Reduction in British Poultry Sector
UK - The British Poultry Sector has been praised for its reduction of antibiotic use after official release of a new report at a reception in parliament....
Egg Consumption Continues to Climb
UK - New research has revealed that retail egg sales have continued to show significant growth in the first quarter of 2016, following several years of positive growth....
04 May 2016
British Pig & Poultry Fair Unveils Brexit Debate
UK - Visitors to the British Pig & Poultry Fair will have a chance to find out whether farming is better off in or out of the EU in a topical Brexit debate on 11 May....
29 April 2016
More Transparency Needed in Supply Chain to Create Fairness
ANALYSIS - More needs to be done to ensure more transparency in the supply chain in the UK to produce greater fairness for farmers, processors and retailers....
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