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05 May 2017
Avian Flu Found in Chickens in Lancashire Farm
UK - Restrictions have been put in place around a Thornton-Cleveleys farm after bird flu was detected....
Edible Insects Could Play Key Role in Cutting Harmful Emissions
UK - Eating insects instead of beef could help tackle climate change by reducing harmful emissions linked to livestock production, research suggests....
03 May 2017
Poultry Farm Incomes Fall as Farmers Battle Lower Prices
UK - Poultry farm income fell 16 per cent to average £107,000 per business in 2016, according to latest statistics from the Farm Business Survey. Falling broiler and free range egg prices hit bottom lines across the sector and forced businesses to take...
Did Medieval Religious Rules Drive Domestic Chicken Evolution?
UK - Chickens were domesticated from Asian jungle fowl around 6000 years ago. Since domestication they have acquired a number of traits that are valuable to humans, including those concerning appearance, reduced aggression and faster egg-laying, although...
24 April 2017
Aviagen EPI Appoints Kris Van Daele as Regional Technical Manager
Kris Van Daele will be responsible for coordinating Aviagen EPI’s customer support team, communicating best practices through the company’s “global reach, local touch” ethos. After a three-year career in a broiler integration, he joined Aviagen...
19 April 2017
Removal of Requirement to House Birds in Higher Risk Areas from 13 April
UK - Defra has announced that all poultry in England are to be allowed outside from Thursday, 13 April, following updated evidence on the risk posed by wild birds....
05 April 2017
Map Highlights Real-time Parasite Risks in Local Areas
UK - Livestock farmers, vets and SQP’s will be able to get up to date parasite information in their local area thanks to the monitoring of worm, fluke and fly levels on 18 farms across the UK....
UK Farming Needs to Justify Support Post-Brexit
UK - The UK farming sector must put forward a strong case for continued support from public funds once the UK leaves the EU or it might lose out. ...
04 April 2017
Brexit Under Discussion Between IFA, UK Farming Unions
UK - IFA President Joe Healy attended a meeting of UK farm leaders hosted by the Ulster Farmers’ Union in Co Down last week to discuss the implications of Brexit and to co-ordinate the approach of farm leaders to the negotiations....
31 March 2017
UK Farming Unions Agree Govt Should Delay Complex Digital Tax Plans
UK - The UK’s four farming unions are calling on Government to delay the new Making Tax Digital scheme for farm businesses, many of whom will find it almost impossible to access....
22 March 2017
NFUS Urges Shoppers to Buy Scottish Amid ‘Rotten’ Brazilian Meat Claims
SCOTLAND, UK - Following the news that Brazilian meat processors are selling ‘rotten’ meat, NFU Scotland believes that the integrity of meat being sold in the European and UK market must be protected. ...
09 March 2017
NFU Says Collaboration Pivotal to Successful Food Supply Chain Post-Brexit
UK - NFU Deputy President Minette Batters told an audience of policymakers within the UK food supply chain that the integrity of British produce must be the focus pre and post-Brexit....
07 March 2017
Supporting Future Leaders of the Poultry Industry
UK - Five young poultry farmers from across the country have secured places on a prestigious training scheme run by a major retailer....
06 March 2017
Poultry Farm Sets Up Lasers to Guard its Organic Hens from Bird Flu
An organic egg farm in England has set up a novel method of protecting its hens from bird flu allowing them to stay outdoors. Chris McCullough investigates. ...
03 March 2017
Union Stresses on Vitality of Farming as Employer to Influential Commons Committee
UK - NFU Scotland has highlighted the importance of Scottish agriculture as an employer to an influential committee in Westminster yesterday (Wednesday, 1 March)....
02 March 2017
NFU Response to Farm Business Income Figures
UK - The latest Farm Business Income figures suggest that farmers are still feeling the impact of an unpredictable and volatile market place, the NFU said....
Eggs Help Out Livestock Farmers in Fight Against Bluetongue
UK - A protein found in egg, could be used to help control the spread of the devastating livestock disease bluetongue (BT), say scientists from The Pirbright Institute....
27 February 2017
Shoppers Show Double Standards on Chicken Welfare
UK - New research, published by RSPCA Assured yesterday, reveals shoppers prefer different welfare standards for chickens that lay eggs and chickens farmed for their meat....
UK 'Postcode Lottery' of Bird Flu Rules Confirmed
UK - The Government Chief Vet has confirmed new measures to protect against avian flu that take a more targeted approach to controlling the disease....
22 February 2017
UK Organic Market Now Worth Over £2 Billion
UK - The Soil Association's 2017 Organic Market Report reveals the UK organic market is now in its fifth year of strong growth and worth £2.09 billion....
21 February 2017
Farming Offers Huge Return on Investment, Report Reveals
UK - A new report from Development Economics says that for every £1 invested in farm support, farming delivers £7.40 back to the economy, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU)....
20 February 2017
Egg-Free Surrogate Chickens Produced in Bid to Save Rare Poultry Breeds
UK - Hens that do not produce their own chicks have been developed for use as surrogates to lay eggs from rare breeds....
Hundreds of Day-Old Chicks Abandoned in UK Field
UK - The animal welfare charity RSPCA has launched an investigation after officers were called to a sea of day-old chicks abandoned in a field in Cambridgeshire....
16 February 2017
Food Companies 'Unfocused' on Farm Animal Welfare
UK - By failing to fully understand and embrace the principles of farm animal welfare, big supermarket chains could be causing environmental damage and imperilling the long-term viability of their businesses, according to the University of Huddersfield's...
15 February 2017
Free Range Producers Decry 'Postcode Lottery' in Bird Flu Rules
UK - The British Free Range Egg Producers Association is calling for Defra to allow all free range hens in England to be allowed outside at the end of February before producers go out of business....
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