Farmers Weekly Interactive

Workhorse award for egg man

  The UK poultry sector is undeniably keen on its awards – ever willing to recognise talent lurking within its ranks. But so too are our cousins across the water, judging by the deluge of award announcements landing in the Poultry World inbox this morning. OK, so it’s their big annual get together – the […]

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Reebok chicken triggers holocaust debate

  Why did the chicken cross the road? Because it was starring in a Reebok sports shoe ad…. And as if that wasn’t entertainment enough, check out the debate it triggered: “Obviously it is computer animated, but they are still depicting cruelty. You didn’t see any? Really? Not even in the farm house where the […]

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Politicians masquerade as chickens

  Working with Photoshop is clearly something of an art form. Nowhere is this demonstrated more ably than in the recent Nice Pecks calendar from the Happy Egg Co, featuring as it does images of chickens on skis, surfboards and all sorts of other paraphernalia not normally classed as “cage enrichments”. Almost as impressive, however, […]

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How clean is your sausage?

The Forager can’t help but wonder whether the Food Standards Agency’s public awareness campaigning for campylobacter might be more effective if it took the Danish approach. This video admittedly makes for uncomfortable viewing, but it is quite funny. Its title, Holder du pølsen ren? apparently asks, “How clean is you sausage?” Thanks to Werner Strydom for […]

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Happy Christmas from the FSA (and PW)

  Good to see that the Food Standards Agency is taking its responsibilities seriously this Christmas….         …. as indeed is Poultry World  

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Christmas Card of the Year

  The mail box at Poultry World tends to get a little fuller at this year, thanks to the influx of Christmas cards from various stakeholders in the poultry sector. Some are funny, some are sincere, some are even original. But one stands out head and shoulders above the rest. Congratulations to the British Egg […]

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Is “cock” a rude word?

When is cock a rude word? In poultry circles, almost never. In the House of Common, seemingly always. So the Forager was delighted to read about Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt’s little jape in which she said the “C word” (cock) six times and the “L word” (lay or laid) on five occasions in a […]

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Sporting dreams come true in new Happy Egg calendar

  Gunter the Feathered Forager has sporting aspirations of his own – witness his trip to the Olympic rowing and his liaison with former England goalkeeper David Seaman. But credit where credit’s due – the latest offering from the Happy Egg Co raises the bar higher still. It’s latest Nice Pecks calendar – the third […]

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Human/chicken history left un-Foraged

  We do our best here at Poultry World, but freely admit that we can’t get to everything. And the Vindolanda Roman Fort museum on Hadrian’s wall open day on chicken/human interaction over the course of history was one we sorely regret missing. Visitors to the free event, held in November, were treated to interactive […]

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Funeral for a frozen chicken held in US supermarket

Animal rights activists have held a memorial service for fresh and frozen poultry in a supermarket in Berkley, California.  Around 30 mourners from the Direct Action Everywhere group assembled to remember a frozen bird, plucked from the shelves of the supermarket and placed in a cardboard coffin. They relay tributes to the poultry, before proceeding […]

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