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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Government Commits to Online CAP Application Assistance for Farmers
UK – Help is at hand for producers worried about the new electronic system for Common Agricultural Policy requirements, farming minister George Eustice told the National Sheep Association Event today....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Some Progress on Climate Change Impacts Made by UK Agriculture
UK - A new report from Defra reveals improvements made in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in terms of soil nitrogen balance and artificial fertiliser use over the last decade, while a reduction in broiler feed conversion has been achieved in the last two...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Poultry Plants Pass Inspection
UK - Two 2 Sisters' poultry processing plants have passed inspection by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) following allegations of food hygiene issues in a national newspaper....
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Farm Space Required in UK
UK - Aviagen has opportunities to increase its farming base for breeding operations in Scotland and the North of England....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom UK Egg Industry Praised in New Research Paper
UK - Further endorsement of the British egg industry’s success in tackling salmonella has been published in a new scientific paper in the Journal of Emerging Infectious Diseases....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Farm Union Launches Review of Livestock Inspections
UK - The National Farmers Union has been selected by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) as one of two trade association and business representative groups to lead a review of red-tape under the Business Focus on Enforcement Initiative....
Monday, July 28, 2014
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Concern Continues over Potential Residues in Imported Foods
ANALYSIS - Concern is mounting over the threat of veterinary medicine residues in food products imported into the UK, writes Chris Harris....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Food Safety Body Launches Investigation into Poultry Plants
UK - The British Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched investigations and audits into poultry plants at the centre of a food hygiene row published in a national newspaper....
Friday, July 25, 2014
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Future of Farm Animal Welfare Explored at Symposium
UK - CABI, together with the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London, held a symposium marking the 50th anniversary of Ruth Harrison’s influential 'Animal Machines' – a book that heralded an entire movement in farm animal welfare and the welfare of...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom 2 Sisters Responds to Poor Hygiene Allegations
UK - Leading poultry processor, 2 Sisters Food Group, has hit back at allegations over poor hygiene practices and standards....
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Council Increases Support for Harper Adams Students
UK - The British Poultry Council’s support for Harper Adams University students is growing this year, with two more companies joining the BPC scholarships scheme and each financial award being increased by £1,000, to £4,500 per year. ...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Breakthrough in Coccidiosis Research
UK - Biological researchers at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) are a step closer to finding a new cost-effective vaccine for the intestinal disease, coccidiosis, which can have devastating effects on poultry production....
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Poultry Genetics Project Receives Agri-Tech Funding
UK - The Agri-Tech Catalyst, in which BBSRC is a major investor, has awarded 15 agricultural innovation projects a share of £18 million to help accelerate agricultural innovation and their commercial viability....
Monday, July 21, 2014
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Poultry Meat Price the Most Important Factor, Say Consumers
UK - Price is the most important factor for consumers when choosing which meat to buy and eat, with over three-fifths (61 per cent) saying this has the biggest impact on their decision, according to the British Poultry Council (BPC). ...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Welcome Defra's £400-million Food Procurement Plans
UK - Following the launch of Defra’s £400-million ‘Plan for Public Procurement’, NFU Deputy President Minette Batters said the plan was a significant step in the right direction to Government backing British farming....
Friday, July 18, 2014
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom International Egg Commission Announces Two New Appointments
GLOBAL - The International Egg Commission (IEC) has appointed a new Operations Director and Professor David Hughes has joined the IEC team as its Global Food Marketing Analyst....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom New Science Minister Announces Collaboration on Antimicrobial Resistance
UK - BBSRC is part of a cross-council initiative backed by eight government bodies and the Wellcome Trust to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on all fronts....
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Replace Reduce Refine – Way Forward for Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - A framework for replacement, reduction and refinement needs to be established for the responsible use of antimicrobials along the supply chain....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Registrations Welcome for Poultry Sustainability Conference
UK - The organisers of the 31st Poultry Science Symposium on Sustainable Poultry Production in Europe have published the final programme and registrations are still welcome. ...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom MEPs Sign 'Back British Farming EU Pledge'
UK - NFU President Meurig Raymond has visited Strasbourg to rally support from MEPs to sign the ‘Back British Farming EU Pledge.’ ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Poultry Council Lifts Scholarship for Harper Students
UK – Support for students at a leading agricultural university is growing through a £1000 increase in British Poultry Council scholarship to £4,500 per year....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Call for Better Data on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
UK - More dependable data is needed to understand the progress on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in farming, according to the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC)....
Monday, July 14, 2014
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Construction Begins on Pirbright Avian Diseases Lab
UK - A concrete pouring ceremony has been held at The Pirbright Institute to mark the start of construction of new medium containment laboratories, which will be the home of the Avian Viral Diseases programme....
Friday, July 11, 2014
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Free Online Course on Animal Welfare Starts on Monday
SCOTLAND - A free online course that offers people the chance to learn more about the ethics and science of animal welfare begins on Monday (14 July)....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Adam Sacranie: Newest Member of Aviagen's Nutrition Team
UK - With nutrition high on the agenda in the poultry industry, Aviagen® has appointed Adam Sacranie as Nutritionist to help provide further support and advice....
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