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13 April 2018 | Animal Health,Government,News,Poultry

The Labour Party would ban cage egg production on farms in the United Kingdom if it came to power. The commitment is amongst a number of policies o...

Labour Party would ban cage egg production if elected

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12 April 2018 | Animal Health,Government,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

A ban on live animal exports would be "remarkably shortsighted" given the uncertainty around a post-Brexit trade deal and agricultural tariffs, farmin...

Live export ban 'remarkably shortsighted given Brexit uncertainty', union warns

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Defra Secretary Michael Gove has launched a call for evidence for a potential ban on the live export of animals for slaughter once the UK leaves the E...

Ban on live animal exports for slaughter explored by Gove

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6 April 2018 | Meat Processing,News,Poultry,Supermarkets

Sainsbury's has returned its Good Chicken Award after keeping the title for almost eight years due to failure in achieving higher welfare commitments....

Sainsbury’s returns Good Chicken Award after eight years

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5 April 2018 | Animal Health,News,Poultry

A team at the Pirbright Institute has won nearly half a million pounds in funding to look into avian influenza research. The research team, led by ...

Pirbright Institute wins half a million pounds to look into bird flu research

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4 April 2018 | Cattle,Government,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

The development of a new Livestock Information Service to give farmers accurate information about animals and their movements has been announced by th...

New Livestock Information Service announced to champion farm-to-fork traceability

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3 April 2018 | News,Poultry,Produce,Supermarkets

An American state has passed a controversial law forcing retailers to sell eggs produced in battery cages. The legislation has been passed by legis...

Controversial law passed forcing US retailers to sell battery eggs

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29 March 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Poultry

An egg production company has been fined £50,000 after a worker fell through a roof, causing serious head and arm injuries. Preston Magistrates’ Co...

Egg production company fined £50,000 after worker fell through roof

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28 March 2018 | News,Other Livestock,Poultry,Products

An alpaca and chicken keeper has recommended only one thing to the novice rural poultry keeper - to install Electric Poultry Netting, because as she d...

Chicken keeper recommends one thing to novice keepers - install electric fencing

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28 March 2018 | Animal Health,Government,News,Poultry

Defra has written to the Laying Hen Welfare Forum, the body responsible for hen welfare for the laying hen industry, requesting urgent action to bring...

Defra requests urgent action to ban beak trimming

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23 March 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry

Bird flu has been confirmed in a wild bird in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, the first positive wild bird avian influenza finding in NI this year. ...

Bird flu confirmed in wild bird in County Antrim, Northern Ireland

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23 March 2018 | Animal Health,Government,News,Poultry

A director of one of the country's leading poultry businesses says that Brexit is a bigger threat to the industry than avian influenza. Patrick Hoo...

Brexit 'bigger threat' to poultry industry than bird flu

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21 March 2018 | Animal Health,News,Poultry,Produce,Supermarkets

The UK's leading egg producer Noble Foods has committed to sourcing 100 percent cage-free eggs by 2025. The announcement will come in line with the...

UK's leading egg producer Noble commits to cage-free eggs by 2025

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20 March 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry

The British Egg Industry Council has imposed suspensions on two egg production houses after an animal welfare group released video footage allegedly f...

British Egg Industry Council imposes suspensions following video footage release

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15 March 2018 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Rural Life,Sheep

Farmer's daughter and blog writer Heather Mackie has spoken at how "heart-breaking" it is to see vegan activists attack the farming industry without f...

Farmer's daughter slams 'heart-breaking' attacks on industry

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13 March 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,NFU,Poultry

Broiler producers will now benefit from free-range status being applied on a flock-by-flock basis, when birds are forced to be kept inside by a veteri...

Free-range status for broilers now apply on flock-by-flock basis, Defra confirms

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Leaving the EU will be one of the “most defining political events” for the protection of UK animals, including livestock, according to a new report. ...

Brexit ‘most defining political event’ for protection of livestock

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2 March 2018 | Meat Processing,News,Poultry

A new report has been released by the Food Standards Agency following the allegations of food hygiene and safety breaches at the 2 Sisters Food Group’...

New report released looks at meat scandal surrounding 2 Sisters Group

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28 February 2018 | News,Poultry

A council has declined plans for a 540,000 capacity chicken farm to be built in Rushden, Northamptonshire. East Northamptonshire Council said the a...

Council rejects plan to build 540,000 capacity chicken farm

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26 February 2018 | Animal Health,News,Poultry

The International Egg Commission (IEC) has produced a report looking into the advantages and disadvantages of vaccination against avian influenza. ...

Vaccination against bird flu could lead to biosecurity complacency, report finds

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24 February 2018 | Government,News,Poultry,Produce

Egg producers have raised concerns about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a planned trade deal between 11 countries and one the UK may seek to joi...

British egg producers raise concerns about Trans-Pacific Partnership

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23 February 2018 | News,Poultry,Produce,Products

A new paper published highlights a raft of research showing how a number of key consumer groups could benefit from increased egg consumption. The p...

New paper highlights nutritional importance of eggs for young and old

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21 February 2018 | Government,Meat Processing,News,Poultry,Produce,Products

A plot has emerged "mistakenly" by leading Brexiteers to ditch EU food and safety standards post-Brexit to secure a US trade deal, according to an MEP...

Plot emerges 'mistakenly' calling for UK to ditch food standards to secure US deal

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19 February 2018 | News,Poultry,Produce,Supermarkets

Morrisons has today announced it has acquired Chippindale Foods, a leading supplier of free range eggs. The retail giant hopes that the acquisition...

Morrisons acquires free range company Chippindale Foods

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8 February 2018 | Animal Health,News,Poultry

Poultry farmers have been urged to be extra vigilant following the discovery of avian influenza in a wild bird in County Tipperary, Republic of Irelan...

Bird flu found in white-tailed sea eagle in Ireland

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