Farmers Weekly Interactive

Sorting the good eggs from the tossers

  As pun-ridden and cliché-ridden press releases go, they simply don’t get any better than this morning’s D2 Communications summing up of the annual “politicians versus media” pancake race in Westminster. PR guru Don Delaney gets off to a cracking start (actually, that is about the only egg-based pun that doesn’t put in an appearance), […]

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Cage eggs masquerade as free range

  At risk of being a touch pedantic, the Forager was amused by the front cover of the latest NFU Poultry magazine – previously known as Poultry Forum. The cover was promoting the Health and Welfare feature in the February issue (just as Poultry World had in it’s February issue – did someone look at […]

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Chicken wings – America’s favourite snack

  By any stretch of the imagination, 1.3 billion is a big number – especially when it comes to chicken wings. Apparently, that’s the number of wings the American population chomps through during the course of the annual Super Bowl in early February. But what do 1.3 billion chicken wings actually look like (and do […]

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Boiled egg cracks, emerges “half cocked”

The question of the “biggest ever” and “smallest” egg has become something of a saga here at Poultry World. While it has lulled in recent months, there was a point where rarely a week would pass between people submitting entries – and the egg of the extinct Elephant bird seemed to top them all.  But […]

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Gunter turns art benefactor

  Gunter the Feathered Forager may be something of an outdoorsy type of chicken – as likely to be seen cheering on Olympic sportsmen as sailing the high seas in search of adventure. But that does not mean he does not appreciate the finer things in life – like painting and sculpture. As such, he […]

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Happy Christmas from Gunter, the Feathered Forager (and colleagues)

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Marketing speak for beginners

  Don’t you just love marketing speak? Gunter the Feathered Forager certainly does, so was thrilled by this classic example from a report in PR Week magazine. It relates to the award of a six-figure contract by Noble Foods to PR outfit Cirkle – a contract previously held by Mischief PR – to help boost […]

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Chickens model latest in “must have” fashion

  The Forager has often been amused by the length people go to dressing up their pets. Social media is full of postings of dogs masquerading as superheroes, or cats in Father Christmas costumes. Chickens are fair game too, it seems, and the Forager has reported in the past about hi-vis jackets for chooks living […]

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Flight of fancy as chook hitches a ride

  Chickens do not have a reputation for being good fliers. According to reliable web sources, the longest chicken flight ever recorded is just 13 seconds, during which time the energetic bird covered 300m. But there are other ways of getting about, as demonstrated by this chook called James from Australia. Top bird.  

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The toilet habits of ducks uncovered

  One of the great things about working in the poultry sector is that you learn something new every day. And today was no exception, as Poultry World attended an avian influenza workshop in East Anglia. A huge amount of information was put out there, covering the nature of the disease, the way government responds […]

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