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13 June 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry

The British Egg Industry Council has called for the Food Standards Agency to launch a programme of random testing of eggs and egg products arriving in...

FSA urged to test eggs arriving in UK following recent fipronil cases

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12 June 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Poultry

Germany has recalled some 73,000 eggs contaminated with the chemical fipronil, following news that millions of eggs were found contaminated with the i...

Germany recalls 73,000 eggs contaminated with fipronil

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6 June 2018 | News,Poultry,Produce

More good news research has been produced on eggs - this time by scientists working at the University of Sydney in Australia. The latest report has...

Diabetics do not need to refrain from eating eggs, research shows

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5 June 2018 | Animal Health,News,Poultry

The British poultry sector has achieved an 82 percent reduction in the total use of antibiotics in the last six years. The British Poultry Council ...

Poultry sector praised for slashing antibiotic use by 82 percent in last six years

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1 June 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Poultry,Produce

A Dorset farmer who admitted conning his customers into buying eggs that he told them were free range when they were not, could face a spell behind ba...

Dorset egg producer facing jail for overstocking and false free range claims

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30 May 2018 | Animal Health,News,Poultry

Chicken farmers in the Philippines will soon test their birds for deadly pathogens with a new hand-held device and smartphone app they can use on thei...

Smartphone to help poor farmers worldwide test for poultry infection

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29 May 2018 | Animal Health,News,Poultry,Produce,Products

Investigators ordered to look into the fipronil scandal found contaminated eggs or chicken in eight different European Union countries, it has been re...

Eight EU countries affected by poison egg scandal, investigators find

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26 May 2018 | Animal Health,News,Poultry

Wales has joined England in lifting its Avian Influenza Prevention Zone with immediate affect following numerous cases of avian influenza in wild bird...

Wales joins England in lifting Avian Influenza Prevention Zone but 'real threat' remains

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25 May 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry

The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone has been lifted across England today, but poultry keepers are still warned to follow good biosecurity measures. ...

Avian Influenza Prevention Zone lifted across England

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23 May 2018 | News,Poultry

A major study of nearly half a million Chinese people has concluded that eating an egg a day may lead to a lower risk of heart disease. A recent st...

Study claims eating an egg a day can lower risk of heart disease

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21 May 2018 | Market Reports,News,Poultry,Produce

The free range egg sector has highlighted concerns of oversupply and decreased prices as recent figures show supplies have surged more than 10 percent...

Free range egg sector concerns over oversupply and decreased prices

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Latest figures released by Defra show the number of producers farming organically increased by almost 2% in 2017 - the first increase in at least six ...

Number of organic farmers rises by almost 2 percent in 2017

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15 May 2018 | News,Poultry

Free range egg producers will now be required to provide additional information on the documentation that accompanies their eggs when they are collect...

Changes to free range egg marketing standards to come into effect from June

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15 May 2018 | News,NFU,Poultry

The British poultry industry has today launched a new apprenticeship standard for poultry workers, creating a pipeline to bring skilled workers into t...

New apprenticeship standards launched to attract poultry workers

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14 May 2018 | Arable,Cattle,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

The numerous opportunities for collaboration between arable and livestock enterprises have been highlighted in a new guide issued by AHDB. With bot...

New guide highlights livestock opportunities for arable farmers

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25 April 2018 | News,Pigs,Poultry,Shows and Events

Pig and poultry producers are looking forward to a bright couple of years ahead according to a new survey taken by 100 farmers. Canvassing the opin...

Survey shows pig and poultry farmers look forward to future with positivity

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A Cumbria free range egg business has been awarded one of the most prestigious business awards programme in the world for its environmental principles...

Lakes Free Range Egg Company wins Queens Award for Sustainable Development

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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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