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10 August 2016
Union Targets Improved Self-Sufficiency for UK Food After Brexit
UK - Yesterday (9 August) marks the day in the calendar when the British larder would run bare if we fed the nation only British food from the start of January. ...
08 August 2016
Chicken Volume Sales Showing Continued Growth in Summer Months
UK - Meat and poultry saw strong volume growth in sales, according to the latest Meat, Fish and Poultry (MFP) figures from Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks ending 17th July 2016....
01 August 2016
Asda and Lidl Complete UK Cage-Free Revolution
UK - Commitments by Asda and Lidl supermarkets mean all the UK’s major supermarket chains have now either gone cage-free or have pledged to do so....
29 July 2016
Farm Trespass Warning for Pokémon Go Players
UK - The new mobile app Pokémon Go has become contagious, capturing the public's imagination, but a specialist in real estate and agricultural law has warned that players could find themselves breaking trespass laws....
28 July 2016
Clear Labelling Needed to Avoid Consumer Confusion in Cage-Free Move
UK - Clear product labelling will be crucial as more retailers announce that they will stop selling eggs from enriched colony cage systems, the British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) has said....
27 July 2016
Egg Producers Need Clarity on Cage-Free Transition
UK - Retailers who have said they will stop selling eggs from hens kept in enriched cage systems by 2025 must give their egg suppliers more clarity on timelines and what will replace the current production system, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has...
26 July 2016
Runny Eggs Return to Menu for Vulnerable Groups
UK - The Food Standards Agency (FSA) says that pregnant women, babies and older people will finally be able to return to eating their eggs runny - as long as they have the British Lion stamp on them....
Morrisons Announces Cage-Free Move
UK - Supermarket chain Morrisons has announced a commitment to source only eggs from non-caged hens by 2025....
Iceland Supermarket Pledges Switch to Cage-Free Eggs by 2025
UK - Another UK supermarket chain, Iceland, has announced plans to end the sale of eggs from caged hens in its UK stores by 2025. ...
22 July 2016
Broiler Litter Blamed for Livestock Botulism in Northern Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has confirmed that cases of botulism continue to occur in ruminants in Northern Ireland following results of tests carried out by the Agri-Food and Biosciences...
21 July 2016
Chickens Found with Genetic Resistance to Bird Flu
UK - New research carried out at The Pirbright Institute indicates that the genes of some chickens makes them almost resistant to bird flu....
19 July 2016
Ducklings Cleverer Than Previously Thought
UK - Scientists from the University of Oxford have shown that newly hatched ducklings can readily acquire the concepts of 'same' and 'different' - an ability previously known only in highly intelligent animals such as apes, crows and parrots....
18 July 2016
Formal Complaints Over 'Fake' Supermarket Farm Branding
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has written to formally complain to National Trading Standards Institute over the use of ‘fake’ farm branding by retailers on some food products....
15 July 2016
Andrea Leadsom Appointed UK's New Ag Secretary
UK - Following Theresa May's appointment as Prime Minister, her former competitor for the top job Andrea Leadsom has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs....
Tesco Likely to Replace Eggs from Caged Hens with Barn Production
UK - After supermarket chain Tesco announced its intention to transition to cage-free eggs by 2025, the National Farmers Union (NFU) said it understands Tesco is likely to use barn production as the alternative to colony cage....
13 July 2016
Tesco Eggs Going Cage-Free by 2025
UK - Supermarket chain Tesco has said it will stop sourcing any eggs from caged hens within ten years....
01 July 2016
How Will UK Meat Exports Face Challenges Following EU Exit Vote?
ANALYSIS - The UK’s meat and livestock industry can expect more volatility in the wake of the referendum vote to leave the EU, writes Chris Harris....
30 June 2016
Sterling Fall May Aid UK Egg, Poultry Meat Prices
UK - The fall in the value of the pound after the Brexit vote may improve prices for UK egg farmers, according to the latest Poultry & Egg Business Bulletin from the National Farmers' Union (NFU)....
29 June 2016
UK Farmers Call for Reassurance on EU Support Schemes
UK - National Farmers' Union President Meurig Raymond has written to EU Commissioner Phil Hogan calling for reassurance that schemes currently available to UK farmers remain open and in place until 2020....
28 June 2016
Tesco Aims for Less Waste with New Chicken Breast Packaging
UK - Supermarket chain Tesco is introducing new packaging for its two portion chicken fillets this week, aiming to allow consumers to eat one and save one for later in a bid to reduce food waste....
27 June 2016
Public Support for Farmers Increasing, Survey Shows
UK - The amount of people backing British farming has increased for the fifth year running according to a NFU-commissioned survey from OnePoll....
Aviagen Internal School Focuses on Delivering Effective Solutions for Customers
UK - Aviagen® welcomed a group of its service representatives from across the globe to Edinburgh for its fourth annual Internal School this month....
24 June 2016
Brexit Vote: Farming Industry Reaction
UK - The votes have been counted, and the UK has voted to leave the European Union. Here we will have all the reaction from food and farming organisations in the UK and beyond....
22 June 2016
New One Day Courses from Improve Cover Emerging Areas of Veterinary Medicine
UK - Veterinary CPD provider Improve International has announced a series of new one day courses to enable veterinarians to develop their knowledge in emerging areas of veterinary medicine....
21 June 2016
Another Plant Funded to Solve Northern Ireland's Poultry Waste Problem
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - A new £23 million anaerobic digestion plant is to be built at Tully Quarry near Ballymena, Northern Ireland's economy and agriculture ministers have announced....
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