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How egg producer uses social media to reach customers

For a farming business that depends on customer contact, social media has become an indispensable tool for Susie MacMillan, who runs the Mac’s Farm organic egg enterprise in Sussex. Winner…


How to avoid accidents on poultry farms

Health and safety may not be everybody’s favourite subject, but it has to be taken seriously, especially when it comes to farming.  [caption id="attachment_1201203" align="alignnone" width="900"] Left to right: Farm…


How the UK's largest goose producer rears its birds

Think of Gressingham and you probably think of ducks – after all, they refer themselves as “the remarkable duck people”, and have a bespoke breed called the Gressingham duck. It…

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Is now the right time to go into poultry farming?

Consumer demand for eggs and poultrymeat have risen steadily over the past 10 years. Buoyant markets have already prompted hundreds of farmers to diversify into broiler and free-range egg production…


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…

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Good news for egg sector as retail sales continue to grow

Retail egg sales have grown by more than half in just over a decade, as the sector continues to invest in market promotion and focus on high-quality production standards. According…


Bernard Matthews sale cleared by competition authority

The sale of Bernard Matthews to poultry tycoon Ranjit Singh has been passed by competition authorities. It means the brakes placed on any consolidation of the turkey integrator and Mr Singh’s…


Irish poultry producer defends VAT reclaiming

A poultry producer at the centre of a row over alleged tax avoidance in Ireland has spoken out, insisting his company has done nothing wrong. The issue revolves around how…


Rabobank: Bird flu to disrupt poultry markets in 2017

A new wave of avian influenza outbreaks across the northern hemisphere is challenging the generally favourable outlook for next year’s world poultry industry, according to the latest quarterly report from Rabobank. The…

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Video: £53m lottery winner to carry on chicken farming

Poultry consultant Richard Maxwell, who hit the headlines with a £53m EuroMillions win on 1 April, says he plans to carry on chicken farming, despite becoming the 10th richest ever…

Air Optimizer boasts better air mixing for poultry farms

Belgian equipment manager Tulderhof Agrosystems has launched new air mixing product which can be used for ventilating both broilers and layers. The Air Optimizer mixes oxygen rich outside air with warm…


VIDEO: Poultry to play big part in NFU campaign

Poultry producers have welcomed a new NFU campaign, aimed at encouraging consumers to buy British produce. Farming Delivers for Britain, was launched by NFU president Peter Kendall on the Thames…

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