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12 January 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom OFC - What Strategies are Needed to Feed a Growing Population?
UK - Sustainable intensification strategies to give greater production but with a lower environmental impact will be necessary to meet the rising demand for food, as the world population grows and the effects of climate change are felt....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Scottish Poultry Keepers on Guard After Suspected Bird Flu Case
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish poultry keepers are on alert following a suspected low pathogenic avian influenza outbreak on a Fife poultry unit....
11 January 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Suspected Avian Flu Case Found in Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish poultry producers are being urged to stay vigilant following the reporting of a suspect case of avian influenza in Fife....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom OFC - Can UK Farming Afford to Leave the EU?
UK - The UK could grow the rural economy, improve the environment and protect the country from plant and animal diseases if it was outside the European Union, according to the former environment secretary Owen Paterson....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom OFC - Call for Economic Viability for Sustainable Farming
UK - Economic viability and environmental sustainability are the major issues facing British farming....
08 January 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Chicken Movements Caught on Camera Help Combat Campylobacter
UK - A new technique that monitors the movement of chickens can be used to predict which flocks are at risk of becoming infected with Campylobacter - the most common bacterial source of food poisoning in humans in the UK....
07 January 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom OFC: Research Investment to Make British Agriculture More Competitive
UK - The British government is to focus more investment on research into animal and plant health research in a bid to make British agriculture more competitive....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom OFC: Call for More Entrepreneurship on Farms
UK - UK farmers are less entrepreneurial than many other industries, but more entrepreneurial farms are more profitable....
06 January 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Research Finds Improved Land Use Efficiency Helps Climate
UK - New research from the University of Cambridge into the potential for sparing land from food production to balance greenhouse gas emissions has shown that emissions from the UK farming industry could be largely offset by 2050....
05 January 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom UK Egg Producers Set Up Bird Flu Insurance Scheme
UK - Individual members of the British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) will be insured for up to £50,000 of secondary cleansing and disinfection costs should they be affected by an avian influenza outbreak....
04 January 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Help Extended for Flood-Hit UK Farmers
UK - Farmers hit by Storm Eva flooding in Lancashire and Yorkshire will receive emergency funding of up to £20,000 each, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced....
31 December 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Rodent Control Hub to Help Farmers Gain New Certification
UK - A free, self-study training course on rodent control is now available for farmers via an industry online hub, ‘Rodent Control on Farms’....
30 December 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Animal Medicines Sector Responds to O’Neill Antimicrobials in Agriculture Report
UK - The UK, European and global animal medicines sector associations have joined forces to respond to Lord O’Neill’s recent Report on Antimicrobials in Agriculture, through a letter and expert critique of his Report....
29 December 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Vets Urge Disease Data Innovation After Lab Closures
UK - Nine out of ten production animal vets now conduct their own post-mortems (PMs) following the closure of some laboratories in the APHA surveillance network, reveal figures from the British Veterinary Association’s (BVA) Voice of the Veterinary...
24 December 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom London Buses Get Greener by Running on Meat Waste
UK - Almost a third of London's bus fleet will soon be running on a greener blend of diesel, made from blending diesel with renewable biodiesel from waste products, including cooking oil and tallow from the meat processing trade....
22 December 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Farmers Live With Volatility?
ANALYSIS - Price volatility is something that farmers are going to have to live with as it is going to be a feature of farming given the impacts of climate change and swings in production across the globe, writes Chris Harris....
21 December 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers' Confidence Lower This Year After Market Volatility
UK - Increased volatility and falling commodity prices across the sectors have seen farmers’ confidence drop to lower levels as seen last year, a new survey by the NFU has revealed....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Red Tractor Adds Poultry Meat to Processing Standards
UK - Food quality mark Red Tractor will soon indicate whether chicken is subject to adequate welfare and traceability standards in processing, as well as other meats, following a review of the standards....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Aviagen Increases Setting Capacity in Stratford Hatchery
UK - Aviagen® is pleased to announce the opening of a brand new £8 million annexe to the company’s existing Stratford Hatchery in Warwickshire....
18 December 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Union Calls for Better Retailer Support for Scottish Farming
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland is calling on all UK retailers to commit to getting behind Scottish farmers, address supply chain issues and ensure food producers share in the rewards as well as the risks....
17 December 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Get More from Forage this Winter with Revolutionary Forage Pre-Treatment
UK - Despite good silage-making weather in some regions of the UK and Ireland last summer, many clamps still contain large volumes of low feed value silage made under less than favourable conditions. ...
14 December 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Poultry Vaccine Research Awarded £5.7 Million
UK - Cheap and effective vaccines for poultry that will reduce infections in humans and minimise antibiotics in the food chain will be developed by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine as part of a £5.7 million grant from the Biotechnology...
10 December 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Top Performers Rewarded at British Poultry Council Ceremony
UK - The British poultry industry came together on Tuesday to celebrate the achievements of highly skilled individuals at the British Poultry Council (BPC) Annual Awards at the House of Commons....
09 December 2015
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Winner of 2015 Zoetis/British Poultry Council Trainee Award
UK - Annabelle Heath, who swapped life in the horse racing world for a career in poultry, is the winner of the 2015 Zoetis/British Poultry Council Trainee Award....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Adding Value: Latest Aviagen Broiler School Focuses on the Bottom Line
UK - Topics such as the value chain, broiler growing and broiler philosophy were the focus at the fourth Aviagen® Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Production Management School – Broiler Module, held recently in Edinburgh, Scotland....
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