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POULTRY

13 things every poultry farmer can do to save energy

Even the most efficient poultry unit can tighten up on energy-saving protocols by conducting a simple audit, with quick wins possible in most cases. Straightforward, low-cost measures include sealing gaps…

OTHER POULTRY

Video: Strong demand but high costs for turkey sector this year

On-farm growers have faced a multitude of challenges this year, of which rising feed costs and access to labour have been the biggest. At the time they were placing orders…

HEALTH AND WELFARE

Avian flu: Poultry housing order imposed in North Yorkshire

A poultry housing order has been introduced across parts of North Yorkshire following several new confirmed and suspected cases of avian influenza in flocks across Great Britain. Defra introduced the…

POULTRY

Advice on cutting ammonia emissions on poultry farms

Agriculture accounts for 88% of the UK’s ammonia emissions, with the poultry sector responsible for 15% of the total, according to a report by Adas. High ammonia emissions can cause…

LIVESTOCK

Trial shows bedding treatment lowers ammonia emissions

Positive bacterial biofilms could be part of the toolbox used to meet government targets to reduce ammonia emissions from agriculture by 16% by 2030. Biofilms behave differently to free-flowing microbes.…

POULTRY

Poots confirms bird flu prevention zone in NI after GB cases

All poultry and birdkeepers in Northern Ireland (NI) will soon be required to follow strict biosecurity measures following an increase in outbreaks of avian influenza in Great Britain. NI agriculture…

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BROILERS

Avian flu: Advice for poultry keepers as housing order looms

Poultry keepers have less than 72 hours to review their biosecurity and house their birds ahead of a new mandatory housing requirement. From Monday 29 November, there will be a…

LAYERS

New UK-wide housing order for poultry as avian flu spreads

Poultry keepers across the UK – be they backyard or commercial – will be required to house all their birds from Monday 29 November as the number of cases of…

POULTRY

Scottish farmer heartbroken after losing flock to avian flu

Scottish farmer Amy Geddes has been left heartbroken after losing her backyard flock of hens, ducks and guinea fowl due to an outbreak of avian influenza. Captive birds that tested…

POULTRY

Poultry keepers warned after avian flu confirmed in swan

A case of avian influenza (AI) in captive birds at a swan rescue centre in Worcestershire has been confirmed as the high pathogenic strain (HPAI H5N1). The case was identified…

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POULTRY

13 things every poultry farmer can do to save energy

Even the most efficient poultry unit can tighten up on energy-saving protocols by conducting a simple audit, with quick wins possible in most cases. Straightforward, low-cost measures include sealing gaps…

BROILERS

Avian flu: Advice for poultry keepers as housing order looms

Poultry keepers have less than 72 hours to review their biosecurity and house their birds ahead of a new mandatory housing requirement. From Monday 29 November, there will be a…

LAYERS

New UK-wide housing order for poultry as avian flu spreads

Poultry keepers across the UK – be they backyard or commercial – will be required to house all their birds from Monday 29 November as the number of cases of…

POULTRY

Advice on cutting ammonia emissions on poultry farms

Agriculture accounts for 88% of the UK’s ammonia emissions, with the poultry sector responsible for 15% of the total, according to a report by Adas. High ammonia emissions can cause…

POULTRY

9 steps to cutting carbon emissions on poultry farms

The government has set a goal of achieving carbon net zero by 2050. But the NFU has set a more ambitious target of 2040 for agriculture. While the move towards…

POULTRY

How to calculate your poultry farm's carbon footprint

Growing pressure to reduce emissions means calculating a poultry unit’s carbon footprint is likely to become a requirement, according to Promar environmental consultant Luke Briggs.   As well as a…

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LAYERS

Mini insect farms to be rolled out on Morrisons' egg farms

Containerised insect “mini farms” are to be placed on 10 free-range egg farms in the coming months, providing each flock with insect protein as a partial replacement for soya in…

BROILERS

Avian flu: Advice for poultry keepers as housing order looms

Poultry keepers have less than 72 hours to review their biosecurity and house their birds ahead of a new mandatory housing requirement. From Monday 29 November, there will be a…

LAYERS

New UK-wide housing order for poultry as avian flu spreads

Poultry keepers across the UK – be they backyard or commercial – will be required to house all their birds from Monday 29 November as the number of cases of…

POULTRY

Advice on cutting ammonia emissions on poultry farms

Agriculture accounts for 88% of the UK’s ammonia emissions, with the poultry sector responsible for 15% of the total, according to a report by Adas. High ammonia emissions can cause…

POULTRY

9 steps to cutting carbon emissions on poultry farms

The government has set a goal of achieving carbon net zero by 2050. But the NFU has set a more ambitious target of 2040 for agriculture. While the move towards…

POULTRY

How to calculate your poultry farm's carbon footprint

Growing pressure to reduce emissions means calculating a poultry unit’s carbon footprint is likely to become a requirement, according to Promar environmental consultant Luke Briggs.   As well as a…

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BROILERS

Avian flu: Advice for poultry keepers as housing order looms

Poultry keepers have less than 72 hours to review their biosecurity and house their birds ahead of a new mandatory housing requirement. From Monday 29 November, there will be a…

OTHER POULTRY

Video: Strong demand but high costs for turkey sector this year

On-farm growers have faced a multitude of challenges this year, of which rising feed costs and access to labour have been the biggest. At the time they were placing orders…

LAYERS

New UK-wide housing order for poultry as avian flu spreads

Poultry keepers across the UK – be they backyard or commercial – will be required to house all their birds from Monday 29 November as the number of cases of…

POULTRY

Scottish farmer heartbroken after losing flock to avian flu

Scottish farmer Amy Geddes has been left heartbroken after losing her backyard flock of hens, ducks and guinea fowl due to an outbreak of avian influenza. Captive birds that tested…

BROILERS

Q&A: Guidance on avian flu with England's chief vet

As winter approaches migratory birds fly in, bringing the risk of avian flu in the UK. We ask the UK’s chief veterinary officer, Christine Middlemiss, about the disease and how…

POULTRY

How to manage staff exposure to poultry dust

Respiratory disease is a major health risk for UK poultry farmworkers, with incidence of occupational asthma double the national average. Staff are exposed to many different airborne particles that are…