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22 February 2019 | Animal Health,News,Poultry

A Dutch egg farmers' leader has warned British producers about the potential dangers of switching to cage-free production. All major retailers in t...

Dutch farmers' leader warns UK of cage-free egg production

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15 February 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

New figures show the use of antimicrobials for growth promotion has declined from 60 to 45 countries since the last round of data collection. The W...

45 countries still use animal growth promoters, report says

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13 February 2019 | News,Poultry,Produce

The egg industry is calling for stronger deterrents for food fraud following the news that a Dutch egg trader convicted of fraudulently selling contam...

Stronger deterrents needed for food fraud crimes, egg industry says

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13 February 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,Government,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

The UK’s leading veterinary association is urging the government to put welfare 'at the heart' of any decision-making with regards to moving livestock...

'Increasing political appetite' to improve live animal transport

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12 February 2019 | Cattle,News,Pigs,Poultry,Products,Sheep

Farmers have introduced a Tinder-style app, called Tudder, that lets them find breeding matches by viewing photos of livestock with details of locatio...

Tinder-style app 'Tudder' lets farmers choose livestock breeding matches

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9 February 2019 | News,Poultry,Produce

Supplies of free range eggs increased by nearly 11 per cent last year, with the industry again warning about the threat of over-production. The num...

Free range egg supplies rise amid over-production warning

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A new report released by AHDB presents a new insight into the potential impacts on trade in agricultural and horticultural goods once the UK leaves th...

New report looks at Brexit challenges across UK farming sectors

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30 January 2019 | Animal Health,News,Poultry

A poultry vet says strict on-farm biosecurity combined with vaccination will help Welsh egg and broiler producers continue the downward trend in antib...

Better biosecurity key to reducing antibiotics on Welsh poultry farms

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22 January 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News,NFU,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

The Livestock Information Service has the potential to transform the livestock sector through greater transparency and data sharing, NFU President Min...

Livestock Information Service will 'transform' livestock sector, NFU President says

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17 January 2019 | News,Pigs,Poultry,Renewables and Environment

Pig and poultry farmers will soon be able to demonstrate compliance with new permitting rules using two new calculators, free of charge. The calcul...

New calculators available to help permitted pig and poultry farmers

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17 January 2019 | News,Poultry

The free range egg sector is seeking to reform supply contracts between farmers and packers after lawyers found terms of agreements are grossly imbala...

Agriculture's fastest growing industry finds gross imbalance in supply contracts

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15 January 2019 | News,Poultry

An egg, posted to the Instagram account world_record_egg on January 4, has become the most liked image on Instagram, racking up more than 40 million l...

Egg photo becomes most liked image on Instagram ever

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19 December 2018 | Animal Health,News,Poultry

A prototype for a new poultry ventilation system has been created with the aim of improving the welfare and production of broiler chickens. The nov...

New ventilation system to help poultry welfare in hot weather

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17 December 2018 | Cattle,Finance,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

Scottish livestock farmers and crofters are facing mixed fortunes of farmgate prices as the festive season approaches. The farmgate price for prime...

Scottish livestock farmers face mixed fortunes in run up to Christmas

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11 December 2018 | News,Poultry,Produce

The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) has re-stated its warning about over-expansion after bird numbers surged by a million in jus...

Free range egg industry reiterates over-expansion warning

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10 December 2018 | Animal Health,Government,News,Pigs,Poultry,Produce

A leading academic has issued a renewed warning that a post-Brexit trade deal with the United States could result in the UK being flooded with cheap, ...

'Cheap, lower-welfare food': Renewed warning over post-Brexit deal with US

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7 December 2018 | Animal Health,News,Poultry

Technology has been developed in Germany to prevent the culling of one-day-old male chicks. The first eggs produced by hens that have been through ...

Tech developed to prevent culling of one-day-old male chicks

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7 December 2018 | Meat,News,Poultry,Rural Life,Shows and Events

Farmers are being urged to take to social media today to share messages of why buying local is important during the festive period. To raise the pr...

#BuyMyTurkey: Farmers and public celebrate buying local this Christmas

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6 December 2018 | Animal Health,News,Poultry

Scientists have warned that a strain of avian influenza could potentially overcome vaccines and infect humans. A team led by the Pirbright Institut...

Bird flu strain could overcome vaccines and infect humans, scientists warn

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5 December 2018 | Cattle,Meat,News,Poultry,Renewables and Environment,Sheep

Tenant farmers have called the amount of criticism levied against livestock farmers in the debate around climate change as “unfair”. There is growi...

Climate change: Amount of criticism towards UK livestock farmers 'unfair'

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5 December 2018 | Cattle,Government,Meat,News,Poultry

Allowing chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-treated beef access to the UK market could “negatively affect” the domestic meat industry. More than h...

Lower standard food imports could 'negatively affect' UK meat industry

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5 December 2018 | News,Poultry,Rural Life

A farm has cancelled its annual turkey auction after vegan campaigners demanded a stop to it. St Werberghs City Farm turkey auction raises money fo...

Farm cancels charitable turkey auction due to vegan outrage

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4 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Poultry,Produce

An East Midlands baker was caught using cage eggs in products labelled as using free range eggs, a court was told. The baker - Sandra Hawkins of Fa...

Baker fined over £1000 for incorrectly labelling eggs

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3 December 2018 | News,Poultry,Shows and Events

A Lincolnshire-based company which is one of the UK’s largest egg producers has been named Rural Business of the Year at the annual Amazon Growing Bus...

Lincolnshire egg firm named Amazon's Rural Business of the Year

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1 December 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

Significant new powers granted to the UK and devolved nations post-Brexit could be used to introduce a ban on live exports. As the UK develops its ...

New UK powers could mean live export ban despite industry concern

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