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Poultry Industry News: United Kingdom

26 February 2018
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom NFU President says now is the time to champion British food and farming
Now is the time for British food and farming to be championed by the British people according to the NFU's newly-elected President Minette Batters. ...
23 February 2018
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom McDonald’s beats KFC, Burger King, Subway and Starbucks on animal welfare
The leading global measure of how companies perform on farm animal welfare has revealed that McDonald’s has outperformed its global rivals....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom BVA comments on legislation for mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses
New slaughterhouse CCTV law will help safeguard animal welfare, say vets....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Michael Gove announces legislation on mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses
The RSPCA responds to Gove's announcement of mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses from May 2018....
22 February 2018
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Cranswick tops Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare for the second consecutive year
British Food Producer, Cranswick retained its top tier ranking in the sixth annual Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare, launched today (22 February) at the London Stock Exchange....
21 February 2018
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit - laying out a safe path for UK egg producers
The Poultry Site hears from Mark Williams, chief executive officer of the British Egg Industry Council, about some of the most pressing concerns of the egg industry over Brexit....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Michael Gove announces farm inspection review
A comprehensive review of farm inspections to remove bureaucratic burdens placed on farmers has been announced by Environment Secretary Michael Gove today...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom The Lakes Free Range Egg Company wins gold at the International Green Awards
The awards are part of an international campaign to find the greenest companies, councils and communities. The Lakes won the UK Green Apple Award last year, after competing against 500 other nominations for the Environmental Best Practice Award. They...
20 February 2018
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Food and farming can power Britain post-Brexit, says NFU President
Now is the opportunity to change and reshape agriculture policy and future-proof British food production, according to NFU President Meurig Raymond...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Michael Gove recognises animal welfare as a public good
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has warmly welcomed Defra Secretary of State Michael Gove’s statement that animal welfare is a public good that could be funded under a future agricultural policy after the UK leaves the EU...
16 February 2018
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom The latest meat processing trends uncovered at Foodex 2018
Visitors to the NEC, Birmingham in April can discover a wide range of new technological innovations to meet growing consumers demands....
12 February 2018
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Stay ahead at the British Pig and Poultry Fair 2018
Pig and poultry producers are well known for embracing new technology and business tools, and many are planning further investment to ensure a bright future in the years ahead...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom UK food and farming sector unites to highlight impact on home-grown production
11 February 2018 - Thirty-six organisations representing the UK’s food and farming industry set out what a successful Brexit means to them and to promote a unified voice to government from across the food sector in a joint statement...
09 February 2018
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom NFU in House of Lords discussions on Brexit and food security
A thriving domestic food and farming sector with well-developed relationships rather than a ‘trade with all-comers’ approach could help to insulate the UK from price volatility, lower standards and food fraud, NFU Director General Terry Jones told...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Monitoring animal welfare at slaughter: CCTV and beyond
Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) to hold one day seminar in May...
06 February 2018
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Public benefits of organic farming need formal recognition, says leading organic body
The public benefits offered to the UK by organic agriculture need to be properly recognised and rewarded by government post-Brexit, according to leading organic certifier OF&G...
01 February 2018
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Hockerwood Eggs expects to increase egg production by 10 eggs per bird
LONDON, 29 January 2018 - Hockerwood Eggs in Nottinghamshire is the first free-range egg producer in the world to install Vencomatic’s latest state-of-the art Veranda Gallery Aviary System....
29 January 2018
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Environment Agency urged to delay charge proposals following consultation
The NFU is urging the Environment Agency (EA) to delay the introduction of changes to its charging regimes which could see significant increased costs for farming businesses...
19 January 2018
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Bird flu detected in wild birds in Warwickshire
Highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu has been detected in wild birds in Warwickshire...
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,...
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