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19 February 2015
Aviagen Appoints New R&D Director
UK - Aviagen has announced a succession plan for its European-based Research and Development (R&D) team which sees one of the leading lights in the poultry industry, Jim McAdam, handing over the reins to Magnus Swalander....
18 February 2015
Rivers Can be a Source of Antibiotic Resistance
UK - Rivers and streams could be a major source of antibiotic resistance in the environment, according to new research from scientists at the University of Warwick's School of Life Sciences and the University of Exeter Medical School, looking at the River...
17 February 2015
Battle of Ethics and Price in Consumer Choice
ANALYSIS - Consumers in the future are expected to have a renewed focus on ethical issues, but this will not be too much at the expense of price....
16 February 2015
Key to Success in Developing Markets
ANALYSIS - Asia with a rapidly evolving grocery market and a growing middle class is becoming a major target for meat and dairy exporters....
13 February 2015
UK Creates Food Enterprise Zones to Drive Growth
UK - Food Enterprise Zones (FEZs) that will unleash the entrepreneurial spirit of the countryside and food producers are to be created, the government has announced....
12 February 2015
Weekly Overview: Prospects for the UK Poultry Sector
UK - Prospects for the UK poultry meat sector look generally positive, according to one of its leading advisers, speaking at an event in London this week. Taiwan continues its tough battle against highly pathogenic avian flu, while a new form of the H5N1...
Cleanliness Means Results in the Hatchery
UK - Simple basics of cleanliness and hygiene are essential to get chicks off to a good start in life, says Aviagen....
06 February 2015
Should CCTV Be Installed in Slaughterhouses?
UK - An all-seeing eye and independent monitoring would ensure the maximum quality of animal welfare conditions in slaughterhouses....
05 February 2015
Government Challenged on Animal Welfare Ahead of Election
UK - Political parties were this week urged to take action on animal welfare and disease prevention as the British Veterinary Association (BVA) President John Blackwell set out the organisation’s 2015 General Election manifesto....
Culling Underway at Hampshire Chicken Farm with Avian Flu
UK - A low-pathogenic case of avian flu has now been confirmed in broiler breeder chickens at a farm in Hampshire. The culling of birds at the farm is underway, and the virus is of the H7 subtype....
03 February 2015
Low-pathogenic Avian Flu Virus Detected in Southern England
UK - The detection of a low-severity avian flu virus at a chicken farm in the county of Hampshire has prompted calls for increased awareness and biosecurity by the country's poultry farmers. The H7N7 variant is thought to be involved....
02 February 2015
Benchmark Holdings to Acquire Improve International Limited
UK - Benchmark Holdings Plc has acquired the entire issued share capital of Improve International limited, the Swindon-based veterinary continuing professional development provider. ...
Animal Welfare at Slaughter Improves in UK
UK - Animal welfare in slaughterhouses in the UK is improving, according to a recently published survey, which reveals that 96 per cent of slaughterhouses complied fully with the regulations on welfare of the animals....
30 January 2015
Groceries Code Adjudicator’s Powers Welcomed by Farmers Union
UK - The decision to give The Groceries Code Adjudicator the power to fine retailers and their direct suppliers unfair trading practices is a positive step toward ensuring malpractice is eradicated from this part of the supply chain, said the National...
21 January 2015
Employee Motivation Day Set to Build Success in Agriculture
UK - Employees in the agriculture sector have revealed a passion for farming, with 83 per cent citing this as the main motivator for their daily work. ...
19 January 2015
UK Appoints Agri Counsellor in China to Help Boost Trade
UK - The UK has appointed its first Agriculture and Food Counsellor in China to help increase growing food and drink exports to the country....
16 January 2015
Flockman Customer Achieves High Broiler Efficiency Score
UK - Using the Flockman feeding system, one of the country's leading young broiler producers has achieved an efficiency factor of more than 400 on three consecutive flocks....
How Well are Farmers Caring for Environment?
ANALYSIS - Changing policies on pesticides, animal feeds and welfare are threatening to reduce wheat crops in the UK and the pig herd each by a third....
15 January 2015
ECO Highlights the Future of Poultry Antimicrobials
UK - ECO Animal Health will be showcasing its innovative antimicrobial treatment, Aivlosin®, on its booth at IPPE....
14 January 2015
New Aviagen Broiler Nutrition Specifications
UK - New broiler nutrition specifications for all Aviagen® brands, Arbor Acres®, Indian River® and Ross® have been released....
13 January 2015
Exit from EU Would Pose Risk to Scottish Farming
SCOTLAND - The EU referendum is the biggest threat facing British farming, Scotland’s Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has warned. Leaving the EU could see UK farmers lose Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) direct support which is worth nearly...
12 January 2015
Head of Anaerobic Digestion Association Hits Back at Criticisms
UK - Last week at the Oxford Farming Conference in the UK, environmental campaigner and author, George Monbiot, launched an attack on several farming practices....
08 January 2015
OFC: How Can Agriculture Rise to Challenge of Climate Change?
UK - Lord Krebs has addressed the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) on the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change. Among the measures deserving serious consideration is GM crops, he said....
OFC: Greenhouse Gas Calculator Wins Science Award
UK - A greenhouse gas (GHG) calculator developed at Aberdeen University is this year’s winner of the 'Practice with Science' Award run by the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC)....
OFC: Anglo-German Farming Scholarship Announced at Conference
UK - The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) is to fund three students to attend Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany, as part of a joint scholarship with the young member German Agricultural Society, Young DLG....
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