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10 March 2016
Moy Park Chooses SmartPro™
UK - Pas Reform’s Smart hatchery technologies have been selected for an expansion project at Moy Park’s hatchery in Ashbourne, Derbyshire (UK)....
Thinking About Going Antibiotic-free? Expert Panel Offers Insights, Suggestions
Broiler and turkey companies need to think carefully and weigh all the possible impacts before considering a move to antibiotic-free production, said poultry health experts at a panel discussion held at the 2016 International Production and Processing...
08 March 2016
Women's Contribution to Farming Celebrated by Minister
UK - Leading women farmers from around the country will join Secretary of State Elizabeth Truss today to celebrate women’s contributions to British farming and the increasing number of women looking to the industry for a rewarding career....
Power Production Offers Poultry Waste Solution for Northern Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - A £9.3 million investment from Northern Ireland's Executive has gone towards a new anaerobic digestion plant in Ballybofey, over the border in County Donegal....
02 March 2016
Would British Farmers be Better Supported Outside the EU?
UK - British farmers could receive a basic grant of £90 per acre to replace the subsidies in the Common Agricultural Policy if the UK votes to leave the EU in June....
New EFRA Report Shows UK Farmers at Risk
UK - A report published by a cross-party group of MPs acknowledges the threats facing the farming industry but positive, visible and tangible action must now be taken, said the NFU....
26 February 2016
UK Makes Further Progress on Campylobacter Reduction
UK - The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published the latest results from its survey of Campylobacter on fresh shop-bought chickens....
25 February 2016
Call for More Government Support for Farming Sector
UK - The National Farmers Union has called on the British government strengthen the powers of the Grocery Codes Adjudicator to be extended across the supply chain....
EU Exit for UK Would Be "Leap Into The Dark"
UK - At a time of severe price volatility and global market uncertainty it would be wrong to leave the European Union, the UK's Environment Secretary Liz Truss told the National Farmers Conference in Birmingham....
23 February 2016
Consultation Launched on Raw Egg Health Advice
UK - The Food Standards Agency has today launched a 10-week public consultation on a draft report looking at the safety of raw or lightly cooked eggs....
22 February 2016
Moy Park Makes Major Investment in Workforce Skills
UK - Moy Park, the largest poultry meat producer in Northern Ireland, has announced a major £8m investment in a strategic multi-year skills programme to support the growth of the company....
17 February 2016
Welfare Research Can Influence Change, Lead to On-farm Solutions
ANALYSIS - Collaborating with industry partners, FAI Farms develops research programs that influence welfare and sustainability change in the livestock industry. ...
16 February 2016
What Are the Implications of Brexit for UK Food and Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - If the UK votes to leave the EU in the forthcoming referendum, the British government would have to renegotiate all its trade deals with both Europe and third countries....
15 February 2016
Feed Prices Forecast to Stay Low
ANALYSIS - There are no signs of a rise in feed prices on the horizon – at least, not yet - according to the latest forecast presented at the AHDB Outlook Conference in London earlier this week, reports Jackie Linden....
12 February 2016
London Egg Packer Guilty of Fraudulent Egg Dates
UK - A London egg packer and wholesaler has been fined for extending ‘best before’ dates on eggs and breaching compliance notices issued by APHA egg marketing inspectors....
British Poultry Antibiotic Use Causes Controversy
UK - The British Poultry Council (BPC) has presented data on antibiotic use for 2015, showing a 28 per cent drop in overall usage of antibiotics compared to 2014 in the poultry meat sector....
11 February 2016
Busting Myths and Misunderstandings Over Antibiotic Resistance and Regulations
ANALYSIS - Concrete proposals under the review of the European regulations for the use of veterinary medicines are expected to come into effect by the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019....
09 February 2016
Farmers Warned to Dispose of Plastic Waste Carefully or Risk Huge Fines
UK - Farmers should be careful to dispose of their waste plastic in accordance with the law or risk huge fines, following the conviction of a business in Oxfordshire....
04 February 2016
New Poultry Research Facilities Get Go-Ahead in Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland will receive a new, state-of-the-art poultry research centre to help scientists produce commercially-relevant work for the industry....
03 February 2016
Vets Disappointed with Lack of Policy on Stunning Before Slaughter
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has expressed its concern that almost two-thirds of food companies have no information on their commitment to stunning animals before slaughter – with only four per cent having a “universal commitment”....
02 February 2016
Brexit Could Place British Farming in Jeopardy Warns New Report
UK - The future of many UK farming businesses looks uncertain, according to a new report on the agricultural implications of leaving the EU written by a University of Warwick academic....
Low Risk from Runny Eggs, Report Suggests
UK - A new report by Government food safety advisors, presented on Friday, has concluded that British Lion eggs can safely be eaten runny, even by pregnant women, babies and elderly people....
29 January 2016
New Report Finds Tesco Breaches GSCOP
UK - Following a new report from the Groceries Code Adjudicator, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has said it was absolutely correct to lobby for over a decade for a grocery code and adjudicator. ...
28 January 2016
NFU Conference has Sights Set on Future of Farming
UK - Leading lights from the farming sector are set to come together for the National Farmers’ Union Annual Conference next month under the theme ‘Backing the Future of British Farming’....
27 January 2016
NFU Urges Government to Renew Efforts to get Aid to Flood-Hit Farms
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging the Government to redouble its efforts to help farms still struggling with the deluge of water from Storm Desmond....
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