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Poultry Industry News: United Kingdom

16 June 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Aviagen launches 'How-To' series for broilers
Aviagen®, the world’s leading poultry breeding company, has added a new How-To series for broilers to its existing literature library. The Broiler How-Tos are now available on the Aviagen website....
15 June 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom GE2017: What Next for British Poultry Meat?
UK - The fallout from the General Election has likely only just begun, with political jockeying steadily building to a frantic level. The headline issues of Brexit, health, education, and defence remain in-play, but that means little or no consideration...
13 June 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Commends New Defra Secretary of State in Open Letter
UK - NFU President Meurig Raymond has congratulated Michael Gove MP, Defra Secretary of State....
07 June 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom The Approach to the Sick Hen
An overview of what you need to know to confidently deal with poultry problems seen in small animal practice....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Diseases of Game Birds
This course focusses on ensuring the veterinarian is able to confidently deal with gamekeepers and game rearers demands relating to gamebird health and welfare....
05 June 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Smethwick Poultry Plant Closure ‘Sad’, Says Unite
UK - The closure of the poultry processing plant in Smethwick in the West Midlands on 23 June is ‘very sad’, Unite, the country largest union, said today (Monday, 5 June)....
01 June 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB: Two New Valuable Data Publications Released
UK - Two new publications from AHDB Pork will be published in June and both provide a valuable source of information about the pig industry, reports Vikki Campbell, Acting Data and Analysis Manager at AHDB....
31 May 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Brits Wasting Money on Fashionable 'Superfoods', Say Experts
UK - Nutrition experts say that Brits are being seduced by new ‘superfoods’ championed by online influencers, wrongly believing they are more nutritious than less expensive everyday foods such as eggs....
30 May 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Aviagen Slower-Growing Products Ranger Gold and Ranger Classic Accepted for use under RSPCA Higher Welfare Scheme
Aviagen® has secured RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) acceptance for two of its slower-growing products, the Ranger Gold™ and the Ranger Classic™, part of the company’s Rowan Range® portfolio. This means they are...
24 May 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Download the New RB209 Today, AHDB Recommends
UK - The new AHDB Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) is now available to download as app and interactive digital versions....
17 May 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom New Report Highlights Eggs as 'Nature's Multivitamin'
UK - A new research review has concluded that the humble egg’s unique combination of high quality protein and essential vitamins and minerals means it should be termed ‘Nature’s multivitamin’. ...
09 May 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Easter Egg Sales Outstrip Chocolate Eggs
UK - More than twice as many real eggs than chocolate eggs were eaten over the Easter weekend, according to data estimates released by the British Egg Industry Council....
05 May 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Avian Flu Found in Chickens in Lancashire Farm
UK - Restrictions have been put in place around a Thornton-Cleveleys farm after bird flu was detected....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Edible Insects Could Play Key Role in Cutting Harmful Emissions
UK - Eating insects instead of beef could help tackle climate change by reducing harmful emissions linked to livestock production, research suggests....
03 May 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Did Medieval Religious Rules Drive Domestic Chicken Evolution?
UK - Chickens were domesticated from Asian jungle fowl around 6000 years ago. Since domestication they have acquired a number of traits that are valuable to humans, including those concerning appearance, reduced aggression and faster egg-laying, although...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Poultry Farm Incomes Fall as Farmers Battle Lower Prices
UK - Poultry farm income fell 16 per cent to average £107,000 per business in 2016, according to latest statistics from the Farm Business Survey. Falling broiler and free range egg prices hit bottom lines across the sector and forced businesses to take...
26 April 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Speedy Egg Breakfasts That Pack Protein Punch
UK - For a healthy breakfast on the go, it’s easy to default to what’s on the coffee shop shelf on the way to work, but British Lion eggs has proved that it’s just as easy to make your own speedy egg breakfasts at home....
24 April 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Aviagen EPI Appoints Kris Van Daele as Regional Technical Manager
Kris Van Daele will be responsible for coordinating Aviagen EPI’s customer support team, communicating best practices through the company’s “global reach, local touch” ethos. After a three-year career in a broiler integration, he joined Aviagen...
19 April 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom BFREPA Says RSPCA Should Focus on Hen Welfare
UK - The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) says the RSPCA’s decision to press ahead with the implementation of aerial perching on its Freedom Foods free range egg units could be detrimental to bird welfare. ...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Removal of Requirement to House Birds in Higher Risk Areas from 13 April
UK - Defra has announced that all poultry in England are to be allowed outside from Thursday, 13 April, following updated evidence on the risk posed by wild birds....
13 April 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Entries Open for 2017 Free Range Awards
UK - With Easter and eggs on the mind, the British Free Range Egg Producers Association is calling for nominations for the 2017 Free Range Egg Awards....
11 April 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Free Range Hens Back Outside for Easter
UK - The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC), which represents more than 95 per cent of UK free range egg production, has welcomed Defra’s announcement that the risk of avian influenza has reduced sufficiently for all free range hens in England to be...
05 April 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Map Highlights Real-time Parasite Risks in Local Areas
UK - Livestock farmers, vets and SQP’s will be able to get up to date parasite information in their local area thanks to the monitoring of worm, fluke and fly levels on 18 farms across the UK....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom UK Farming Needs to Justify Support Post-Brexit
UK - The UK farming sector must put forward a strong case for continued support from public funds once the UK leaves the EU or it might lose out. ...
04 April 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom British Lion Eggs Launches New Recipes App
UK - British Lion eggs has launched a new version of its popular Egg Recipes app, giving egg enthusiasts fingertip access to hundreds of shareable recipes and videos, as well as a built in egg-timer to ensure the perfect boiled or poached egg every time....
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