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26 November 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Defra Budgets Cut, but Ag Research Protected
UK - The UK's Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) will be enacting administration budget reductions of 26 per cent by 2019-20, announced as part of the Chancellor's spending review....
24 November 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Should Food Production Change to Combat Climate Change?
ANALYSIS - Food production counts for 30 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions and this is largely due to growing crops and rearing livestock....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Moy Park Invests £10 Million in Derbyshire Plant
UK - Moy Park has announced an investment of £10 million in its hatchery and processing plant in the Ashbourne area of Derbyshire....
20 November 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom New US Research Farm to Find Pastured Poultry Solutions
US - The University of California Davis (UC Davis) has unveiled its new Pastured Poultry Farm, where research will take place into how to maximise production in such systems....
19 November 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Retailers Make Progress on Campylobacter on Chicken
UK - The latest test results for fresh chicken from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) show a significant reduction in campylobacter contamination from last year....
18 November 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Early Orders Show Strong Demand for Christmas Geese
UK - Christmas demand for goose is looking strong this year, according to John Franklin, chairman of British Goose Producers (BGP)....
16 November 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom UK Poultry Companies Targeted by Animal Rights Activists
UK - A leading UK animal rights organisation has targeted a Yorkshire chicken farm with an undercover investigation, as part of a campaign against poultry industry expansion plans....
12 November 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Aviagen Invites Astral to Visit ‘Birthplace of Ross’
UK - Aviagen® recently invited members of Astral’s poultry executive team from South Africa to Scotland, the home of the Ross® brand. The visit was organised by Aviagen for the two businesses to discuss its latest research and development programmes....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Technology Investment to "Unlock Farming's Potential"
UK - Technological innovation is the key to unlocking the potential of farming by improving productivity and tackling problems such as pests and disease, Farming Minister George Eustice said when he addressed the annual Northern Farming Conference....
10 November 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom First Avian Flu Roadshow Warns Producers of Clean-Up Costs
SCOTLAND, UK - The first of ten Avian Influenza (AI) roadshows has been held in Perth, Scotland, run by the UK Poultry Health and Welfare Group (PHWG)....
09 November 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Defra Cuts Could Hurt UK's Animal Disease Preparedness
UK - The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is one of four government departments, which has provisionally agreed to cut its spending by an average of 30 per cent over the next four years....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Lords Look at Creating Resilient EU Agriculture Sector
UK - The House of Lords EU Sub-Committee on Energy and the Environment have launched a new inquiry into how the agriculture industry can respond to price volatility and help make farming more resilient....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Animal Welfare Research Receives Funding Boost
UK - A network is being set up that will foster collaboration within the UK animal welfare research community, and will receive over £100,000 in funding from BBSRC....
06 November 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom First Official Veterinarian Conference Calls for Increased Communication
UK - A call for increased information flow between the Animal and Plant Health Agency, private vets and farmers on bovine TB testing, the complexities of arranging the export of travelling horses and challenges around the certification of Pet Passports...
05 November 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Imported Turkey Cuts Pose Threat to Traditional UK Sector
UK - Increasing sales of cheap imported ‘butterflies’ rather than whole birds pose a threat to the future of the traditional turkey sector, warns Paul Kelly, managing director of leading UK producer Kelly Turkeys....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom UK Egg Sales Continue to Climb
UK - Egg sales have accelerated significantly in 2015, building on several years of growth, according to new data from the British egg industry and Kantar Worldpanel....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom New UK Poultry Slaughter Rules Pose Animal Welfare Problems
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has raised an urgent question with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) over new slaughter regulations for England that are due to come into force on Thursday 5 November....
04 November 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom UK's Agri-Environment Scheme is Too Confusing, Say Farmers
UK - Farmers and growers say the new agri-environment scheme in the UK is too complex to take part in, according to a new survey by the NFU....
03 November 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Volatility be Managed on the Farm?
ANALYSIS - One of the biggest threats and challenges to farmers today is the volatility of the market....
02 November 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Survey Shows Egg Consumers Less Concerned Over Cholesterol
UK - New independent research has shown that concerns over cholesterol and eggs are fast disappearing, the British Egg Information Service has reported....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Avian Influenza Roadshow to Prepare Northern Ireland's Farmers
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - The Ulster Farmers’ Union will host the Poultry Health and Welfare Group’s educational avian influenza roadshow on the 27th November....
29 October 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Chicken Study Shows Evolution Can Happen Quickly
UK - A new study from the University of Oxford looking at chickens overturns the popular assumption that evolution is only visible over long time scales....
28 October 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Scottish Farm Census Shows Big Drop in Poultry Production
SCOTLAND, UK - The latest set of figures on farming in Scotland shows large falls in the number of chickens and in the area growing potatoes over the last year....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom UK Antibiotics Report Criticised for Ignoring Progress on Animal Use
UK - The All Party Parliamentary Group on Antibiotics has released a report into the use of antibiotics outside of human medicine, but it has faced criticism related to the use of the drugs in animal health....
27 October 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Recovering From Crisis: Shared Experiences of UK and US Egg Sectors
ANALYSIS - At first sight, the egg industries of the United Kingdom and United States might not have much in common. However, a recent meeting revealed that they have both suffered major crises and are constantly challenged by regulations as well as market...
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