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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
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....
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....
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....
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
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....
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....
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....
04 June 2015
Concerns Over Changes to Reporting of Veterinary Medicine Use
EU - Proposals have been put forward in Europe to increase the notification period before slaughter that veterinary medicines have been used on livestock....
01 June 2015
Livestock Sectors to Have Say on Centre of Excellence
UK - The Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIEL) is a step closer to becoming reality following confirmation that the bid has reached formal interview stage....
29 May 2015
Three Quarters of Chickens Test Positive for Campylobacter
UK - Most chickens test positive for the presence of campylobacter, according to the results of a year-long study published by the UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA)....
27 May 2015
Innovation in Farming: No Longer a ‘Top-Down’ Approach
ANALYSIS - Fine examples of the rewards that can be reaped when farmers and scientists work together to solve problems were put in the spotlight at a conference in the UK this week, reports Jackie Linden....
New Chair Elected to UK Office of Animal Health
UK - Catherine (Cat) Sayer has been elected as Chair of the UK's National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) for 2015, following this year’s AGM in London on 21 May....
CME: Latest USDA Reports Give Bearish Chicken Outlook
US - The US Department of Agriculture's recent Cattle on Feed report creates a bullish outlook for cattle futures, whilst their Cold Storage report indicates a bearish outlook for pork and chicken, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
26 May 2015
How Well Did the UK Poultry Industry Perform in 2014?
UK - The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board in the UK will release its Pig and Poultry Pocketbook this month, and this article analyses some of the key information found in the publication....
21 May 2015
Cranswick Hits £1 billion in Revenue After Poultry Aquisition
UK - UK meat and food processor Cranswick Foods has seen its revenue rise to more than £1 billion over the last year, as profits were boosted by the aquisition of a cooked poultry producer....
19 May 2015
NFU Urges New Crop of MPs to Back British Farming
UK - The British agriculture industry will work with Government on its plan to grow more, buy more and sell more British food at home and abroad, the NFU has told MPs....
15 May 2015
Scottish Poultry Processing Plant Closure Announced
SCOTLAND, UK - Politicians have taken action to try and save jobs after the closure of a poultry processing plant in Angus was announced....
14 May 2015
Vets Develop New Concept to Reduce Poultry Antibiotic Use
UK - A poultry veterinary practice has developed a fresh approach to reducing antibiotic usage on farm, to help fight the worsening issue of antibiotic-resistant bacteria....
12 May 2015
New Government Should Set Positive Agenda for Farming
UK - The National Farmers Union is looking forward to working with the new government to shape and implement their food and farming manifesto pledges....
11 May 2015
More Form Filling to Secure Organic Stewardship Payments
UK – Farmers wishing to go organic this year will need to provide more business information to receive countryside stewardship payments....
08 May 2015
Renewed Focus into NSP Research a Year on from Inspire Forum
UK - While the feed industry is yet to fully understand non-starch polysaccharide (NSP) enzymes despite 25 years of research, AB Vista says a renewed focus is seeing more exploration than ever before....
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