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22 February 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom UK Organic Market Now Worth Over £2 Billion
UK - The Soil Association's 2017 Organic Market Report reveals the UK organic market is now in its fifth year of strong growth and worth £2.09 billion....
21 February 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Farming Offers Huge Return on Investment, Report Reveals
UK - A new report from Development Economics says that for every £1 invested in farm support, farming delivers £7.40 back to the economy, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU)....
20 February 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Egg-Free Surrogate Chickens Produced in Bid to Save Rare Poultry Breeds
UK - Hens that do not produce their own chicks have been developed for use as surrogates to lay eggs from rare breeds....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Hundreds of Day-Old Chicks Abandoned in UK Field
UK - The animal welfare charity RSPCA has launched an investigation after officers were called to a sea of day-old chicks abandoned in a field in Cambridgeshire....
16 February 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Food Companies 'Unfocused' on Farm Animal Welfare
UK - By failing to fully understand and embrace the principles of farm animal welfare, big supermarket chains could be causing environmental damage and imperilling the long-term viability of their businesses, according to the University of Huddersfield's...
15 February 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Free Range Producers Decry 'Postcode Lottery' in Bird Flu Rules
UK - The British Free Range Egg Producers Association is calling for Defra to allow all free range hens in England to be allowed outside at the end of February before producers go out of business....
13 February 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom View from the Countryside - Farmers Showing Stoicism Amid Bird Flu Restriction Challenges
UK - The view of avian influenza from the countryside is one of stoic acceptance, writes Richard Gard, as farmers try their best to improve biosecurity and prevent the spread of disease....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Control Zones Formed Around Suffolk Farm Following Bird Flu Investigation
UK - The UK’s Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer has announced an initial 10km Temporary Control Zone around a poultry premises near Redgrave, in the district of mid-Suffolk, following investigation into a suspected case of avian influenza where laboratory...
10 February 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Concerns Remain Over New Bird Flu Rules for Free Range Producers
UK - Farming organisations have reacted with relief to the new rules proposed by the government to deal with bird flu, which should preserve free range status for many egg producers around the country....
09 February 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Free Range Status to be Preserved in Most Parts of England as Biosecurity Gets More Specific
UK - The government has set out initial plans to update temporary measures in place to reduce the risk of avian flu in England, after the current Prevention Zone expires on 28 February 2017....
08 February 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Retailers Asked to Continue Supporting Free Range Poultry Producers
UK - British retailers have been asked to continue supporting poultry farmers – whose birds have been housed to protect them from bird flu - as the EU 12 week derogation protecting their free-range status nears its end....
01 February 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Politicians Urged to Save Free Range Status as Bird Flu Housing Orders Continue
UK - The UK Farming Union Presidents will hold urgent discussions with MEPs and EU decision-makers, urging them to extend the 12-week free-range status of poultry impacted by the compulsory housing order to prevent bird flu that is in place until 28 February....
31 January 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Tenth Year of Growth for UK Egg Sales
UK - Retail egg sales grew by almost 5 per cent in 2016, equating to more than 250 million extra eggs, according to latest data issued by British Lion eggs. ...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Further Bird Flu Found in Lancashire
UK - H5N8 avian influenza has been found at another site in Lancashire. ...
30 January 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom More Pheasants Killed by Avian Flu in Lancashire
UK - The UK’s Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed a second case of H5N8 avian flu at a premises in Wyre, Lancashire....
27 January 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Turkey Farm in Lincolnshire Latest UK Victim of Bird Flu
UK - The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed H5N8 avian flu at a turkey rearing farm near Boston, Lincolnshire....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Debate Reveals Opportunities to Improve Farm Animal Welfare After Brexit
UK - A commons debate about farm animal welfare post-Brexit saw the Government confirm leaving the EU offers an opportunity to improve welfare standards in areas such as slaughter, farm support systems and labelling, according to the RSPCA....
26 January 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Bird Flu Housing Order Extended to March for Poultry in Northern Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Poultry keepers in Northern Ireland have been ordered to keep birds indoors to protect them from avian flu until 16 March - an extension of the original time of the Prevention Zone....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Avian Flu Confirmed on Lancashire Farm
UK - The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed H5N8 avian flu in a flock of farmed breeding pheasants at a premises in Wyre, Lancashire....
25 January 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Poultry Club Meets Defra to Discuss Rare Breed Survival in Bird Flu Outbreaks
UK - The Poultry Club of Great Britain (PCGB) has hailed the results of a meeting with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)....
24 January 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit Presents Opportunities for British Agri-Science, Says MP
UK - Western markets are going through profound political change and Brexit offers an ideal opportunity for the UK to once again become a powerhouse of global technical innovation, according to George Freeman MP....
23 January 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom New Inquiry Launched into Implications of Brexit on UK Agriculture
UK - The House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee has launched a new inquiry into the implications of Brexit on UK agriculture....
19 January 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Avian Flu Spreads to Uganda, Threatening Millions of Birds
GLOBAL - Uganda is the latest African country to report a H5 type of avian influenza, according to the latest reports to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)....
18 January 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Farming Union Highlights Concerns Over Free Trade Approach to Brexit
UK - In a major speech yesterday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May outlined some of the government's key priorities for negotiating the exit from the European Union, but UK farming organisations pointed out there was still considerable uncertainty about...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Second Lincolnshire Turkey Farm Hit by Bird Flu
UK - The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed H5N8 avian flu in a flock of turkeys at a farm in East Lindsey, Lincolnshire....
 
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