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Poultry Industry News: United Kingdom

09 November 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom UK Free Range Egg Producers Get More Help with Bird Flu Planning
UK - Every member of the British Free Range Egg Producers Association is being sent an avian influenza (AI) contingency planning workbook....
07 November 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria Found in Chickens at Indian Markets
INDIA - Isolates of a common poultry pathogen collected from animals in Indian bird markets were mostly resistant to multiple classes of antibiotics, new research has shown....
02 November 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Botulism Cases Force Renewed Call for Poultry Litter Solution in Northern Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - A Northern Ireland politician has expressed concern about the high levels of botulism in the region, blaming the rise on failures of the Executive to find a solution to the problem of large volumes of poultry manure there....
01 November 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Aviagen Welcomes 22 New Entries from Scotland to UK Ross 400 Club
UK - Aviagen® recently welcomed a number of new entries from 11 Hook2Sisters farmers in Scotland to its UK Ross® 400 Club. An awards ceremony was held in Dunfermline on 15 Sept....
31 October 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Promising Results in Search for Better Marek's Disease Vaccine
UK - Scientists at The Pirbright Institute have been encouraged by the results from a potential new vaccine candidate against Marek’s disease (MD)....
28 October 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Win a Year’s Online Bitesize CPD from Improve International at the London Vet Show
UK - Veterinary CPD provider Improve International is offering six subscriptions each day to its popular Online Bitesize CPD training programme on its stand – D25 - at the London Vet Show. Visitors will have the opportunity to test their knowledge...
27 October 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom More Low Path Bird Flu Found in South African Ostriches
SOUTH AFRICA - The latest in a series of low pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks in South African ostriches has caused 278 cases out of a susceptible flock of 1790....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Chicken Showing UK Sales Volume Growth as Other Meats Static
UK - The latest Meat, Fish and Poultry (MFP) figures from market research company Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks ending 9th October 2016 show sales volumes virtually static year-on-year in all areas except Chilled Fish....
26 October 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Future Challenges at the Forefront of European Nutrition Forum
UK - Aviagen® held its first European Nutrition Forum in Edinburgh from 4-6 October to update customers and feed suppliers on parent stock nutrition....
24 October 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Collaborative Approach to Reduce Food Waste from Farm to Consumer
UK - There needs to be greater collaboration between farmers, retailers and processors to reduce food waste along the supply chain, writes Chris Harris....
18 October 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Chief Veterinary Officer Highlights Official Vet Welfare Role
UK - The importance of the Official Veterinarian (OV) in safeguarding animal welfare and sharing best practice was highlighted in the address made by Nigel Gibbens, Chief Veterinary Officer, at the annual OV Conference, which took place on 29 and 30 September...
14 October 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Wild Bird Surveillance Key to Slowing Bird Flu Spread
UK - Monitoring the migration routes of wild birds could help to provide early warning of potential bird flu outbreaks, experts say....
13 October 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Egg Pictures Popular on Social Media
UK - Research findings from British Lion eggs have shown that sharing pictures of egg dishes on social media is very popular....
11 October 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Post-Brexit Labour Rules a Key Concern for British Poultry Industry
UK - The British poultry meat sector faces challenges following the Brexit vote, said the newly re-elected Chairman of the British Poultry Council, John Reed, at the organisation's recent AGM....
10 October 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom UK Shoppers Willing to Pay More for Free Range Eggs
UK - As British Egg Week 2016 gets underway, a OnePoll survey has shown that 78 per cent of UK shoppers who buy free range eggs are happy to pay a premium for them....
03 October 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom More Roadshows Planned to Improve UK's Avian Flu Preparedness
UK - The Poultry Health and Welfare Group (PHWG) have organised a second series of avian flu roadshows across the country for poultry producers. ...
30 September 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Free Range Welfare Scheme Changes Postponed After Farmers Raise Issues
UK - The British Free Range Egg Producers Association has commended the decision of the RSPCA Assured welfare scheme to postpone the introduction of new welfare standards....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Poultry Sector a 'Key Economic Driver' in Northern Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - The poultry sector is key to economic growth in Northern Ireland, agri-food Minister Michelle McIlveen said during a visit to Dungannon-based Moy Park, Europe’s leading poultry producers....
28 September 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Turkey Giant Bernard Matthews Sold
UK - Turkey giant Bernard Matthews has been purchased by the Boparan Private Office, which is the investment company of 2 Sisters owner Ranjit Singh....
23 September 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Migrant Labour Shortage Post-Brexit Could Mean Structural Change for Farming
UK - The potential reduction in migrant labour post-Brexit may catalyse structural change in the agricultural and horticultural sectors, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)....
21 September 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Will New Food Labelling Regulations Build Trust and Confidence?
ANALYSIS - The UK’s vote to leave the European Union could allow some flexibility in the way that new European food labelling regulations are implemented....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Czech Poultry Production Growing as Consumers Favour Healthier Meat
CZECHOSLOVAKIA - Broiler meat has been gaining greater popularity among Czech consumers due to its favourable prices compared to other meats and its healthier profile, according to the latest report from the US Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural...
19 September 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom UK Government Sets Targets to Cut Antibiotic Use in Farming
UK - The UK's government has pledged to continue the fight against antimicrobial resistance to drugs, by working together with other countries to create a global strategy to tackle the problem and investing in research to find new antibiotic substances....
16 September 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Little-Known Nutrient in Eggs Important for Nervous System
EU - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has for the first time set values for a recommended daily intake of choline, a little-known but essential nutrient that’s particularly important for pregnant women and babies, according to the British Egg...
15 September 2016
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Debt Concerns Highlighted in Cage-Free Transition Meeting
UK - Debt was highlighted as a key concern for the transition of farms to cage-free egg production, at a recent open meeting from the Ulster Farmers’ Union for Northern Ireland-based producers and packers of eggs produced by hens in enriched colony...
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