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Advice to help turkey producers win back sales

Every three years, Kelly Turkeys throws open the doors to its Essex headquarters and welcomes some of the 800-900 small farmers who rear its breeds for Christmas. This year, there…


Avian influenza: The signs and symptoms

Avian influenza (AI) has been spreading across Europe in recent years, with the most recent cases in farmed poulty found in Germany and Bulgaria. The disease was identified in wild…


Top tips on autumn rat management for poultry farmers

Autumn is the time of year rodents really begin to cause problems for poultry farms. David Reece, a leading authority on pest control and technical adviser for Lodi UK provides…


Tips for settling disputes when buying poultry feed

When purchasing feed, whether it be a generic ration or a bespoke formulation, it is highly likely that the supplier will seek to incorporate into that agreement its own standard…

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Case studies


Grass diet a winner for seasonal goose marketing

Oliver White sees geese as a key part of his enterprise based around the merits of grass-fed livestock. He has a passion for pasture-fed livestock – a topic he is…


How focus on marketing won Scots turkey farm plaudits

Turkey producer, Craig Michie, has focused on growing a strong reputation side-by-side with bird numbers, and is reaping foodie awards left right and centre as a result. We find out…


Surviving bird flu: One duck breeder's story

The outbreak of high pathogen avian influenza at a duck breeder farm in Nafferton rocked the poultry industry. The man in charge at the time has recounted the strain it…


Producer puts greenhouse to clever use to market turkeys

A combination of clever management and intelligent marketing are proving a recipe for success for one Lancashire-based turkey farmer. Fresh air and good marketing may seem an incongruous partnership but…

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What UK farmers can learn from German turkey beak trim ban

The laying hen sector in the UK is working hard to determine exactly how farmers might manage without beak treatments. But in Germany a ban has been extended to turkeys…


Analysis: Bernard Matthews' sale to Ranjit Singh

2 Sisters chief executive Ranjit Singh has further strengthened his hold on the British poultry industry by buying beleaguered turkey integrator Bernard Matthews. Mr Singh bought the business in a…


Challenges ahead for insect protein in poultry diets

It is with increasing frequency that news comes from an enthusiastic start-up claiming the insect protein problem has been cracked. The idea is certainly an attractive one: turn waste products…


The science of successful turkey production

Successful and profitable turkey production requires regular review of nutrition and management policies. As science advances, it isn’t long before new thinking trickles down to conventional production, where it can…

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Photos: Goose and turkey producers convene for annual walk

More than 50 goose and turkey producers attended the annual British Goose Producers farm walk, held at Great Grove Poultry in Norfolk on 15 October. The event was hosted by Steve…

Goose prices set for small rise this Christmas

Goose producers are looking to achieve a small increase in prices for their birds this Christmas, despite a drop in feed costs over the past 12 months. A discussion on…

Top day out for goose producers

A key fixture in the calendar for goose producers large and small has been announced – its trade body’s annual farm walk. The British Goose Producers will this year be hosted…

Duckmeat sales forge ahead

Duck meat sales have risen strongly this year, achieving double-digit growth at retail as more consumers are willing to cook it at home. Data from Kantar Worldpanel, which monitors retail…

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