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Poultry Industry News: United Kingdom

18 January 2018
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom LAMMA 2018 closed today
LAMMA, the UK’s largest farm machinery, equipment and agricultural services show, has been unable to open to the public today due to safety reasons....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom BVA and BVPA respond to new bird flu prevention zone announcement
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has today (18 January) declared a bird flu prevention zone across the whole of England, requiring all bird keepers to follow strict biosecurity measures....
16 January 2018
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom New and improved Countryside Stewardship Offers open for applications
New Countryside Stewardship Offers introduced to help more farmers and land managers protect wildlife and enhance the environment....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) develops new online guide for humane killing during disease control
As part of its strategy to promote the highest standards of welfare worldwide for food animals, the Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) has produced a new online guide which covers the humane killing of livestock during disease control operations....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom British supermarket chickens show record levels of antibiotic-resistant superbugs
Food Standards Agency reports ‘significant increase’ of harmful pathogen campylobacter in British-farmed chickens....
15 January 2018
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom RCVS receives petition from homeopathy delegation
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons today met a delegation of around 40 animal owners and veterinary surgeons who wished to voice their concern about a recent position statement by RCVS Council on the use of complementary and alternative medicines,...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Why did the chicken cross the road?
To get to the Scottish National Poultry show!...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom BVA and BVP respond to confirmation of Avian Influenza in wild birds in Dorset
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on 12 January confirmed that Avian Influenza of the H5N6 strain has been detected in 17 wild birds in Dorset. ...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom RSPCA ask supermarkets to join M&S in commitment to improve chicken welfare
The RSPCA celebrated on Saturday the news that Marks & Spencer has committed to a huge improvement in chicken welfare and is urging other supermarkets and retailers to follow suit....
12 January 2018
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom APHA: Bird Flu detected in wild birds in Dorset
Highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu has been detected in wild birds in Dorset. ...
11 January 2018
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Environmental policy and food production must go hand-in-hand
Farming and the environment must go hand-in-hand and producing quality, home-grown food is critical to the future of the country, the NFU said today....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Updated code of practice for meat chickens highlights importance of vets' involvement
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published an updated draft code of practice for the welfare of meat chickens and meat breeding chickens, following a consultation last year....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Farm safety seminars at LAMMA 2018
A new series of seminars on farm safety will take place at LAMMA ’18, which returns to the East of England Showground, Peterborough on January 17 and 18, 2018....
08 January 2018
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Olympic Gymnast Champions #EggsMyWay Campaign
UK - Reigning Olympic champion gymnast Max Whitlock is spearheading a crack team of high-profile ambassadors, in a £1m plus recipe marketing campaign with the theme #EggsMyWay to promote the culinary and health benefits of eggs in 2018....
04 January 2018
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Food, Trade Commitments Welcomed in Secretary of State’s Oxford Address
UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed Michael Gove’s support for food production, delivering fairer food supply chains and securing the right trading platforms post-Brexit when the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs addressed the Oxford...
03 January 2018
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom New Chicken Immune Cell Increases Susceptibility to Marek’s Disease
UK - Scientists at The Pirbright Institute have identified a new type of immune cell in chickens that is involved in the development of Marek’s disease....
21 December 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Various Chicken Brands Recalled Due to Fear of Metal Fragments
UK - Greencore, as precautionary measure, is recalling various brands of Chicken and Bacon Caesar Wraps because they may contain metal fragments which could present a safety risk. ...
20 December 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom 2 Sisters Food Group to Publish Data on UK Poultry Audit
UK - In an attempt to boost transparency, the 2 Sisters Food Group has revealed plans to publish data on all inspections and audits in its manufacturing plants....
19 December 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Nutriad releases 2017 Great Britain & Ireland 2017 Mycotoxin Survey
For many years multinational feed additives producer Nutriad has been analyzing crops across the world to determine mycotoxin contamination level, so it can better support local producers in their mycotoxin management strategies....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Risk of 'Dirty' Turkey After Brexit if UK Strikes US Trade Deal
UK - Consumers could be eating "dirty" chlorinated turkey at Christmas if the UK agrees a post-Brexit trade deal with the USA, according to a new briefing paper by leading food policy experts....
15 December 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Plan B: Using sentinel birds to track poultry viruses when you can’t obtain SPF birds
Sometimes the best way to identify disease problems is to use sentinel birds along with other diagnostic tools, but the specific-pathogen-free (SPF) birds used for this purpose aren’t always readily available....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Aviagen Furthers Commitment to educate the future at EMEA Production Management School broiler module
The course underscored how to optimise broiler performance and economic returns in hands-on format....
08 December 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Studies: Eating Eggs When Breastfeeding May Help Protect Babies
UK - Two recent studies suggest that mothers who eat eggs when breastfeeding may help protect their babies against future egg allergy....
06 December 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Finalists announced for Zoetis – BPC 2017 Poultry Trainee Award
The three finalists for the Zoetis-British Poultry Council Trainee Award for 2017 come from very different sectors of the industry – free range egg production in Shropshire, a hatchery in Herefordshire and a broiler farm in Norfolk....
01 December 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom British Lion Recommends Eggs as Excellent Hangover this Holiday Season
UK - With the party season upon us, eggs are a go-to with a secret ingredient to help get over the morning after a big night out....
 
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