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10 July 2015
Cost and Convenience Beats Origin for UK Shoppers
UK - Consumers may say they desire food with provenance and quality but cost and convenience is driving choice, a study from Barclays bank has found....
09 July 2015
Farm Fatality Figures Still “Quite Horrifying”
UK and Ireland – Death counts on UK and Irish farms are proving stubborn despite a sea change in industry mentality....
06 July 2015
British Poultry Meat Industry Reports Continued Strong Growth
UK - The British poultry meat industry’s contribution to UK GDP has increased by 9 per cent over the last year according to a new analysis by Oxford Economics....
01 July 2015
Annual Ross UK Awards Celebrate Latest Customer Flock Results
UK - The 15th annual Ross® UK Breeder Flock Awards recently took place at Walton Hall in Warwickshire. ...
New Wales Veterinary Science Centre Opens at Aberystwyth
UK - The new Wales Veterinary Science Centre was officially launched by Welsh Government Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans on 29 June....
Opening New Export Markets is Vital to UK Agriculture
UK - Selling more UK produce abroad and growing export access has never been so important, said the National Farmers Union (NFU) President Meurig Raymond, speaking at the AHDB’s 11th annual Meat Export Conference....
30 June 2015
Tesco's Must Make Meaningful Commitment to Industry, says NFU
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging Tesco to demonstrate exactly how it is delivering on its promises made in 2013 to improve relationships with suppliers, shorten supply chains and improve trust throughout, after comments made by Tesco CEO...
British Egg Industry Council Chairman Re-Elected
Andrew Joret has been re-elected as Chairman of the British Egg Industry Council (BEIC), following the Annual General Meeting of the Council....
26 June 2015
UK Government to Release Huge Data Set to Improve Farming
UK - Vast data reserves could transform the world of food and farming in the single biggest government data giveaway the UK has ever seen, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced....
25 June 2015
Global Alliance Conference to Bring Together Avian Disease Researchers
UK - The Global Alliance for Research on Avian Disease (GARAD) conference will be held between 29 June and 1 July, creating global partnerships to bring together the academic community and poultry industry....
How to Replace, Reduce and Refine Antibiotics On Farm
ANALYSIS – Pressure is mounting on the animal health industry to reduce, replace and refine the usage of certain antimicrobial medicines, writes Michael Priestley....
24 June 2015
UK Research into Improving Animal Health Announced
UK - 11 new research projects to improve animal health and welfare have been funded as part of the a funding call for the Animal Health and Welfare ERA-Net (ANIHWA) programme....
Single Issue Policy Making Threatening UK Farming Potential
UK - Single issue policy making at European and UK levels appears to be reducing the ability of British agriculture to achieve its objective of ‘producing more from less’, according to the Agricultural Industries Confederation – the trade body for...
22 June 2015
Survey Shows Growing Number Back British Farming
UK - The public’s positive view of farmers has grown for a fourth year running. A new survey from OnePoll shows that 68 per cent of people in England and Wales share a favourable or very favourable view of UK farmers – up from 60 per cent in 2012....
19 June 2015
UK Refuses to Introduce New EU Animal Health Law
UK - In a surprise development at this week's European Union Farm Council meeting, the United Kingdom said it would not be signing up to a new 'Animal Health Law' agreed by Brussels and the European Parliament....
15 June 2015
Latest Aviagen TSM School Focuses on Understanding Customers’ Needs
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland hosted the third annual Aviagen® Technical Service Managers’ (TSM) School in June with Aviagen staff from Europe, The Americas, India and North Africa all attending the week long training course....
12 June 2015
Future Food Security Requires a New Food System
ANALYSIS - Increasing demand for food and changes in the way we live mean that we need to make some big changes in the food supply chain, according to David Evans in his report for the Temperton Fellowship. Jackie Linden reports....
11 June 2015
Livestock Industries Unite for Successful Inspection Process
UK - Livestock industries have agreed to work together to ensure the successful implementation of the Food Standard Agency’s (FSA) Collection and Communication of Inspection Results (CCIR) across poultry, pig, beef and sheep sectors....
10 June 2015
Survey Shows Consumers' Interest in Labelling of Non-stun Slaughtered Meat
UK - The British Veterinary Association has called on the European Commission to back proposals to introduce labelling of non-stun slaughtered meat after a study found 72 per cent of people want information on stunning of animals when buying meat....
Poultry Farmers Save by Switching to Renewable Heating
UK - Farmers stand to save up to 45 per cent off heating bills by using renewable sources of heating in poultry houses, writes Silvio Spiess, CEO of Innasol....
Changes to Two Scottish Disease Surveillance Centres
UK - Scotland’s Rural College has announced proposals for changes to the network of Veterinary Disease Surveillance Centres (DSCs) it runs in Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government....
09 June 2015
Humane Slaughter Association Announces New Poultry Research Project
UK - The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) has announced a new research scholarship, aiming to advance research into humane slaughter methods....
08 June 2015
No Detrimental Effect of LEDs on Broiler Performance
SCOTLAND, UK - A study from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) into the effects of LED lighting on broiler chickens has found that there were no detrimental effects in comparison to more traditional tungsten lighting....
UK NFU Seeks Innovators for Poultry Industry Programme
UK - The National Farmers' Union in the UK is encouraging budding entrepreneurs, farmers and anyone keen to be a leading light in the poultry industry to apply for their poultry industry programme, which aims to improve skills in the sector....
05 June 2015
Call for Global Agreement on EU Meat Inspection Rules
UK - A call has been made to the European Commission to take a lead on achieving a general global agreement for the acceptance of the European-wide visual meat inspection....
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