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11 handy tech solutions for poultry farmers

Technology can take farm management to the next level, and a well thought-out investment can help cut costs overall. Whether you want to transform flock performance, reduce labour costs or…

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Supermarkets forcing us to go bust, egg industry warns

Britain’s egg producers are facing their worst financial crisis for up to 30 years as retailers hold farmgate prices well below the cost of production, farmers and industry experts have…

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Avian flu: Outdoor flock hit days after housing ban lifted

A commercial poultry unit has succumbed to avian influenza (AI) just five days after the government lifted a housing order on outdoor flocks. The order was imposed on 29 November…

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Crisis in egg sector deepens as more producers plan to quit

The organisation representing British egg farmers is calling for a crisis summit with retailers at next month’s Pig and Poultry Fair, amid warnings of a mass exodus of producers from…

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How farm raised welfare with switch to fully beaked birds

Managing a switch to white, fully beaked birds requires close attention to detail but can improve production and welfare, according to Powys-based farmer Phil Davies. Mr Davies and wife Helen…

BROILERS

How poultry unit manages heat stress with misting systems

High-pressure water misting systems are playing a key role in preventing heat stress and performance dips in hot weather at one Derbyshire broiler business. The Adsetts family installed their first…

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Poultry housing order for free-range birds to lift from 2 May

Free-range poultry, which have been compulsorily housed since late November to protect them from avian influenza, will be allowed outside again from next Monday (2 May), the government has confirmed.…

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Vigilance call as avian flu again reaches Northern Ireland

Poultrykeepers in Northern Ireland have been warned to increase vigilance after avian influenza was confirmed in the province for the first time since early December. The Department of Agriculture, Environment…

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Moy Park suspends poultry killing at NI Ballymena plant

Moy Park says it is “in discussion” with its broiler farming suppliers in Northern Ireland about a decision to suspend live processing at its Ballymena plant, thought to be prompted…

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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…

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Nutritional strategies to maximise broiler feed uptake

With feed prices hitting record highs, poultry producers must focus on understanding the birds’ nutritional requirements and getting the most out of every gram of feed to reduce the impact…

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11 handy tech solutions for poultry farmers

Technology can take farm management to the next level, and a well thought-out investment can help cut costs overall. Whether you want to transform flock performance, reduce labour costs or…

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12 ways poultry farmers can tackle net zero

Changes to diets, improvements in genetics and health, and rethinking the use of manure and poultry litter all have potential to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. GHG emissions in the…

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Poultry housing order for free-range birds to lift from 2 May

Free-range poultry, which have been compulsorily housed since late November to protect them from avian influenza, will be allowed outside again from next Monday (2 May), the government has confirmed.…

BROILERS

How poultry unit manages heat stress with misting systems

High-pressure water misting systems are playing a key role in preventing heat stress and performance dips in hot weather at one Derbyshire broiler business. The Adsetts family installed their first…

HEALTH AND WELFARE

Warning issued as avian flu hits North and South

Avian influenza continues to hit poultry flocks across the UK with a prominent cluster of cases in the Suffolk area. At the end of February, the 100th case of bird…

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POULTRY

11 handy tech solutions for poultry farmers

Technology can take farm management to the next level, and a well thought-out investment can help cut costs overall. Whether you want to transform flock performance, reduce labour costs or…

POULTRY

Supermarkets forcing us to go bust, egg industry warns

Britain’s egg producers are facing their worst financial crisis for up to 30 years as retailers hold farmgate prices well below the cost of production, farmers and industry experts have…

POULTRY

12 ways poultry farmers can tackle net zero

Changes to diets, improvements in genetics and health, and rethinking the use of manure and poultry litter all have potential to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. GHG emissions in the…

LAYERS

Poultry housing order for free-range birds to lift from 2 May

Free-range poultry, which have been compulsorily housed since late November to protect them from avian influenza, will be allowed outside again from next Monday (2 May), the government has confirmed.…

POULTRY

Crisis in egg sector deepens as more producers plan to quit

The organisation representing British egg farmers is calling for a crisis summit with retailers at next month’s Pig and Poultry Fair, amid warnings of a mass exodus of producers from…

LAYERS

How farm raised welfare with switch to fully beaked birds

Managing a switch to white, fully beaked birds requires close attention to detail but can improve production and welfare, according to Powys-based farmer Phil Davies. Mr Davies and wife Helen…

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11 handy tech solutions for poultry farmers

Technology can take farm management to the next level, and a well thought-out investment can help cut costs overall. Whether you want to transform flock performance, reduce labour costs or…

LAYERS

Poultry housing order for free-range birds to lift from 2 May

Free-range poultry, which have been compulsorily housed since late November to protect them from avian influenza, will be allowed outside again from next Monday (2 May), the government has confirmed.…

HEALTH AND WELFARE

Warning issued as avian flu hits North and South

Avian influenza continues to hit poultry flocks across the UK with a prominent cluster of cases in the Suffolk area. At the end of February, the 100th case of bird…

POULTRY

First human case of avian flu confirmed in the UK

A West Country poultrykeeper has become the first British person to contract avian flu, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has confirmed. The disease was reportedly detected by regular monitoring…

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…

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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…