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Poultry Industry News: United Kingdom

03 January 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Targets Task Force Co-ordinates on Antibiotic Reduction in Farming
UK - A new ‘Targets Task Force’ has met for the first time to discuss how meaningful objectives to reduce, refine and replace antibiotic use in all UK livestock sectors can be identified....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Further Wild Birds Found Dead from Avian Flu Across UK
UK - Two wild birds in England have tested positive for the H5N8 strain of avian influenza, as well as one wild bird in Scotland, the Chief Veterinary Officers confirmed on 23 December....
23 December 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Top Tips for Bird Flu Prevention
GLOBAL - In recent weeks there has been an explosion of avian influenza outbreaks in both poultry flocks and wild birds in the Northern hemisphere, as wild birds go through their annual migration to warmer climes, writes The Poultry Site's Editor Alice...
22 December 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Bird Flu Found in Wild Duck in Wales
UK - The Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales has confirmed today (22 December) a finding of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N8 in a wild duck, a wigeon, in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire....
21 December 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Poultry Gatherings Halted Following Avian Flu Case
UK - A temporary suspension on gatherings of some species of birds will apply across England, Scotland and Wales following a case of highly pathogenic avian flu of the H5N8 strain at a farm in Lincolnshire....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom CCTV Not Needed in Slaughterhouses, Welsh Government Decides
WALES, UK - Vets have expressed their disappointment at a report instructed by the Welsh Government that recommends CCTV should not be mandatory in slaughterhouses in Wales....
20 December 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom GM Technology Unlocks Potential for New Generation of Poultry Vaccines
UK - Scientists at The Pirbright Institute have used genetic engineering to develop a more efficient and effective vaccine for Marek’s disease which could pave the way for a new generation of poultry disease vaccines....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom UK Poultry Farm Incomes Fall for Second Year Running
UK - Poultry farm incomes fell 16 per cent in the most recent financial year, following on from a 19 per cent decline the year before, according to the latest Farm Business Survey carried out across England by a group of universities and colleges....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Poultry Farmer Confidence Falls Amid Prospects of Labour Shortage
UK - Farmer confidence in the dairy and livestock sectors has risen over the last year, with overall farmer confidence for 2017 rising by 12 points, a new survey by the National Farmers Union (NFU) has revealed....
19 December 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Urged to Take Extra Care to Work Safely in Winter
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging farmers to take extra care this winter to stay safe and well on farm....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Bird Flu Found on Lincolnshire Farm
UK – The H5N8 strain of avian influenza was confirmed at a farm in Lincolnshire on Friday 16 December....
16 December 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Have a Healthy Christmas - Don't Wash Your Turkey
SCOTLAND, UK - Food Standards Scotland (FSS) recently launched a new food safety campaign to highlight the risks of food poisoning over the festive season from washing raw poultry and not washing hands properly....
14 December 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Survey Shows Brits Rely on Eggs to Cure Hangovers
UK - A new survey, carried out by One Poll on 2000 British adults in September, has revealed that a full English breakfast is the fastest acting hangover cure and the preferred remedy for Brits battling the aftermath of a heavy night....
09 December 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Poultry Experts Share Top Tips as Avian Flu Rules Drive Birds Indoors
UK – All poultry must move indoors, UK bird keepers were told on Wednesday, as a precaution against a virulent strain of avian influenza that has been spreading through Europe in the past few weeks. But poultry keepers seem largely positive about this...
08 December 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom UK Farmers Told to Plan Strategy Ahead of Potential Brexit Downturn
UK - Farmers could enjoy a buoyant couple of years ahead of Brexit but the industry may face another downturn after 2020, experts have warned. It is therefore vital that they re-evaluate their business plans to make the most of the good times and protect...
07 December 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Latest Aviagen Broiler School Focuses on Achieving Economic Returns
UK - The fifth Aviagen® Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Production Management School Broiler Module welcomed 34 students from 19 different countries to Edinburgh, Scotland, Nov. 27-Dec. 3. ...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom British Poultry Must Move Indoors as Bird Flu Precaution
UK - Poultry disease prevention zones have been put in place across England, Scotland and Wales, requiring birds to be kept indoors from today for 30 days....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom British Egg Farmers Can Still Use Free Range Label Despite Bird Flu Housing Rules
UK - Poultry across England, Scotland and Wales have been forced indoors as a precaution after announcements by the Chief Veterinary Officers of the countries of avian influenza prevention zones....
05 December 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Nutriad Concludes 2016 UK & Ireland Mycotoxin Survey
UK - The Nutriad 2016 mycotoxin survey concludes that this year’s harvest of wheat in the UK and Ireland is of medium quality (>LOD but below EU recommendation levels) in terms of mycotoxin contamination but the situation is much worse than in last...
02 December 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Better Data Management to Improve Competitiveness
ANALYSIS - Agriculture is at the start of a digital revolution, and to advance it will need to embrace and understand the increasing amount of data that is being collected, writes Chris Harris....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom UK Food Producers Call for Tariff-free Access to Europe's Single Market
UK - The largest coalition of food producers in the UK’s history has come together for the first time to call for tariff-free access to the Single Market and continued access to a competent and reliable workforce in order for British food and farming...
01 December 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Warnings of Price Increases Underline Importance of British Food Production
UK - The National Farmers Union has said warnings of a food price increase next year adds gravitas to the need for a strong, secure and viable domestic food production system....
30 November 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Hundreds of Geese Stolen in Night Raid in Norfolk
UK - Police are appealing for information following the theft of 1,500 geese in Norfolk on Sunday 27 November....
29 November 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom ASPAC Performance and Portfolio Expansion Mark Another Successful Year for AB Vista
UK - Animal nutrition technology company AB Vista, has revealed a successive year of global market share growth driven largely by strong sales of the Quantum Blue and Econase XT enzyme product lines....
28 November 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom UK October Egg Sales Shoot Upwards
UK - Egg sales are accelerating at a rapid rate, with the latest four week data showing a sharp rise, and the strongest period of growth recorded since the end of rationing in the 1950s....
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