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Thursday, November 28, 2013
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Muscle Food First to Stock, Sell Red Tractor
UK - Muscle Food has become the first of its kind to stock and sell Red Tractor assured food....
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Resistant Bacteria Found for First Time on UK Poultry Farm
UK - Antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria have been found for the first time in farm livestock at a poultry farm in East Anglia, reports the Department of Health....
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Supermarkets Called on to Source More Chicken from Scotland
UK - In the wake of potential job cuts at 2 Sisters Food Group in Coupar Angus and potential reduction in shifts, NFU Scotland has wrote to major retailers last week to urge that they make a strong commitment to source more chicken from Scotland....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Moy Park Receives Top 'Green' Accolade
NORTHERN IRELAND - Poultry processing giant Moy Park received a top ‘green’ accolade from Business in the Community’s (BiTC) ARENA Network by achieving Platinum status at this year’s Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey Results launch....
Friday, November 22, 2013
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Conference Supports, Promotes Free-range Egg Sector
UK - The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) held its Annual General Meeting and conference this week in the wake of some sensational media reporting on the welfare of free-range hens. ...
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom 2 Sisters to Close Poultry Facility in Scotland
UK - More than 200 jobs are set to go at a major chicken processing plant in Perth and Kinross in a hammer blow for the local economy....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom RSPCA Urges Shoppers to Contact MEPs for Meat Welfare Standards
UK - Supporters of the RSPCA have been urged to contact their MEPs and ask them to add their signature of support for clearer labelling of welfare standards on meat....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Farm Business Innovation Inspires Agriculture
UK - Farm Business Innovation is an event in the UK designed to inspire and assist those diversifying in or out of agriculture....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Co-Op Own Label Award for Moy Park
UK - UK food company and one of Europe’s largest poultry producers, Moy Park, has been presented with a major product award at the 2013 Co-Operative Awards....
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Six Meals Wasted a Week Per Household
ANALYSIS - A recent report published by the Waste and Resource Action Programme (WRAP) looked at UK food waste, its volume, origin and environmental impact. A staggering 4.2 million tonnes of avoidable food waste are being thrown away each year, equating...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Little Change in UK Antibiotic Use in Animals
UK - The latest report on antibiotic sales for animals, based on data from 2012, indicated no significant changes in the use of these medications from the previous years - including critically important antibiotics for human use and anticoccidials for...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Gressingham Launches Above the Line Campaign with Stylist Magazine
UK - Gressingham Duck®, one of the UK’s leading fresh meat brands, is investing in its largest ever above the line campaign in Stylist magazine. Launching at the end of November, the six month campaign will target Stylist’s readership of 25-45 year...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Devenish Nutrition Announces Second New GB Facility This Year
UK - Belfast-headquartered agri-tech company, Devenish Nutrition, has added a premix facility in Widnes, Cheshire, to its expanding business....
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Carrot or Stick? Building Animal Welfare into Business Sustainability
ANALYSIS - The Five Freedoms represent the foundation on which farm animal welfare stands but how can we encourage constant improvement as a guiding principle for all those involved in the meat, dairy and egg sectors? Taking a look at recent headlines,...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom MSD Animal Health UK Appoints Booth as Poultry Business Manager
UK - Rosie Booth has been promoted to UK Poultry Business Manager replacing Jonathan Perkins who is moving to take up a Global position within MSD based in the US....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Poultry Probiotic’s Coat Clues to Ability to Battle Bugs
UK - Institute of Food Research (IFR) researchers have characterised the coat of a potential poultry probiotic, giving the first clues of how it may be used to exclude pathogenic bacteria from chickens....
Monday, November 18, 2013
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Fowl Typhoid Control Claims 30,000 Birds in County Tyrone
NORTHERN IRELAND – Almost 30,000 birds have been destroyed in response to a fowl typhoid outbreak on two neighbouring farms in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland....
Friday, November 15, 2013
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Husbandry - Not System - Is Key to Good Hen Welfare
UK - In a discussion on national radio earlier this week, one of the country's leading academics on poultry welfare and the founder of a hen charity agreed that management of a laying farm has a greater impact on hen welfare than the system itself. Jackie...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom New Report Establishes Nutritional Benefits of Eggs
UK - A new report published 25 years after the Edwina salmonella crisis, shows that scientific opinion has turned full circle - with health experts now recommending that increased consumption of eggs could have widespread benefits for several key population...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Registration Open for Science into Practice Annual Conference 2014
UK - Registration for the Science into Practice Annual Conference 2014, jointly organised by the BSAS, AVTRW and WPSA, is now open for registration....
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Chromosome Map Highlights Campylobacter’s Genetic Controls
UK - A study from the BBSRC-funded Institute of Food Research has produced a new map of the Campylobacter genome, showing the points where all of this pathogenic bacteria's genes are turned on....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Chicken Biology Symposium Now Open for Pre-registration
UK - A symposium on chicken biology called "Towards the Chicken of the Future" is now open for pre-registration. The deadline to pre-register is 1 December 2013....
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Skills Summit Focuses on New Age of Professionalism
UK - The image of rustic, welly-trod farm life dies hard but a modern, more business-like and technically advanced approach to agriculture is already here and driving the industry forward....
Monday, November 11, 2013
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Call for Papers for 2014 Animal Welfare Conference
UK - The deadline for the receipt of abstracts for the UFAW Animal Welfare Conference is approaching; submissions must be received by 22 November. ...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Joint Welcome for CAP Allocation
UK - The Presidents of the NFU, NFU Cymru and the Ulster Farmers’ Union have welcomed the decision on the allocation of the CAP budget between England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland....
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