Poultry news around the UK

16 September 2021

UV light reduces foodborne illnesses from eggs, study says

14 September 2021

New US study says it is an effective alternative

World's biggest food firms look to cage-free future for eggs

14 September 2021

Companies seek to improve cage-free supply chain

Bill seeks to ban enriched cages for egg-laying hens

8 September 2021

The Bill is informally known as 'Beatrice's Bill'

UK declared free from bird flu but vigilance urged

8 September 2021

Dozens of cases were recorded last winter

Farm gate prices surge for free range egg producers

5 September 2021

Prices up 10% for free range eggs

Straw stack fire hits feed and bedding manufacturer

1 September 2021

600 large straw bales were caught alight

Government 'twiddling its thumbs' amid poultry worker crisis

25 August 2021

Sector witnessing post-Brexit labour shortages

Free range producers' flower mixes boosting bee numbers

25 August 2021

Part of Morrisons 'Bee Friendly Farmers' initiative

RSPCA Assured unveils shortlist in first ever pig and poultry awards

23 August 2021

Awards designed to recognise & reward farmers

Red Tractor adds Hubbard Redbro chicken breed to approved list

20 August 2021

Higher welfare breed added to scheme

Lack of suitable abattoirs 'key barrier' for native breeds

20 August 2021

Meat sells for premium but barriers remain

Britain’s biggest egg firm posts multi-million-pound loss

16 August 2021

Group records pre-tax loss of nearly £7m

Ad watchdog dismisses PETA's complaints against egg brand

14 August 2021

PETA said Happy Egg ads were misleading

France and Germany to ban male chick culling from 2022

13 August 2021

Hatcheries will have to install special equipment

Foods Standards Agency endorses Laid In Britain assurance

3 August 2021

Egg assurance scheme gets FSA recognition

Egg producer makes £1m claim after salmonella outbreak

21 July 2021

Doug Wanstall goes public with £1m legal battle

New Red Tractor standards agreed after major consultation

20 July 2021

Scheme's new proposals seek to streamline standards

Registrations 'crucial' for rare breeds' survival, farmers told

20 July 2021

Shows and sales see second year of disruption

Leading free range egg firm warns of Brexit downturn

20 July 2021

Sector in downturn due to Brexit & trade issues

RSPCA Assured more than doubles fees for egg producers

19 July 2021

Body introducing new charges for services

NI poultry farmers cautioned after disease outbreaks

18 July 2021

A total of 30 outbreaks have been reported

New bird flu vaccine developed by British scientists

16 July 2021

It provides better protection than others

UN highlights importance of eggs in people's diets

16 July 2021

UN Nutrition looked at livestock-derived foods

Jimmy's Farm hailed for protecting UK native breeds

12 July 2021

Farm becomes first Rare Breeds Approved Associate

50,000 chickens killed after on-farm blaze

7 July 2021

Fire was caused by 'accidental ignition'

M&S first retailer to exclusively stock higher welfare chicken

2 July 2021

The supermarket will only stock RSPCA Assured

Finding non-chemical alternatives for fly and red mite control

23 June 2021

Some egg producers have turned to parasitic wasps

'Labour crisis': UK poultry sector warns of dwindling workforce

18 June 2021

10% decrease in throughput within last few weeks

UK to export poultry to Japan in deal worth £13m per year

16 June 2021

UK secures market access to Japan for poultry

Biosecurity 'essential' after ILT outbreak, UFU says

15 June 2021

250,000 birds were infected by serious viral infection