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POULTRY

British egg and poultry producers under 'extreme pressure'

Almost one-quarter of British egg producers are not sure they will still be in business in two years’ time, according to an NFU survey. The survey of 253 poultry farmers…

LIVESTOCK

Ways to cut emissions in housed livestock systems

All livestock farms, regardless of system, must comply with UK environmental legislation, but as the sector comes under greater pressure to go further with greener farming methods, it is businesses…

POULTRY

Poultry producers win case for greater bird flu compensation

Poultry farmers who have had their flocks slaughtered following an outbreak of avian influenza have been under-compensated and may have a right to further payments. That is the conclusion of…

POULTRY

Free-range eggs to be protected in event of prolonged housing

Free-range egg producers will be able to label and sell their eggs as “free range” indefinitely when their birds are subjected to mandatory housing orders in the event of a…

BROILERS

Salmonella warning linked to Polish poultry imports

Local authorities and consumers have been advised to step up their checks and tighten their hygiene practices in response to a rising threat of salmonella food poisoning linked to imports…

POULTRY

Why avian flu vaccine rollout would cost £1.5k/shed a month

Vaccinating UK poultry flocks for avian influenza has been described as “cost prohibitive” because an EU surveillance requirement for swabbing and testing would set producers back £1,000-£1,500/month for every shed…

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LAYERS

High path avian flu case confirmed in Yorkshire

A new case of avian influenza has been identified in a commercial poultry unit near Driffield, Yorkshire. Defra said in a statement: “Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed…

LAYERS

RSPCA Assured gives more time for hen welfare improvements

Egg producers are being given more time to introduce verandas outside their hen houses, and to provide more natural daylight, following a rethink by RSPCA Assured. Last November, the welfare…

COMMUNITY

Clarence Court Eggs teams up with Royal Countryside Fund

Top-end egg producer/packer Clarence Court Eggs has formed a five-year partnership with the Royal Countryside Fund, and will be donating a proportion of all its egg sales to the rural…

POULTRY

Farmers fear new assurance standards for hens will raise costs

Egg industry leaders have expressed their “significant and serious concerns” about sudden changes to the RSPCA’s welfare standards for laying hens, which they say will cost the industry millions, but…

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LAYERS

High path avian flu case confirmed in Yorkshire

A new case of avian influenza has been identified in a commercial poultry unit near Driffield, Yorkshire. Defra said in a statement: “Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed…

POULTRY

Poultry producers win case for greater bird flu compensation

Poultry farmers who have had their flocks slaughtered following an outbreak of avian influenza have been under-compensated and may have a right to further payments. That is the conclusion of…

BROILERS

Salmonella warning linked to Polish poultry imports

Local authorities and consumers have been advised to step up their checks and tighten their hygiene practices in response to a rising threat of salmonella food poisoning linked to imports…

POULTRY

Why avian flu vaccine rollout would cost £1.5k/shed a month

Vaccinating UK poultry flocks for avian influenza has been described as “cost prohibitive” because an EU surveillance requirement for swabbing and testing would set producers back £1,000-£1,500/month for every shed…

POULTRY

NFU survey seeks input from egg and poultry producers

As egg producers emerge from the economic doldrums and broiler growers continue to endure a profit squeeze, the NFU is asking poultry farmers to share their production intentions via a…

BROILERS

Broiler supply chain needs investigating too, say leaders

Farm leaders are demanding an urgent investigation into fairness in the poultrymeat sector, similar to the one recently announced for eggs, to help secure the survival of British broiler farms.…

Layers

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POULTRY

Advice on developing a well-trained poultry team

A team can make or break any business, and a poor poultry team can affect production as well as efficiency. NFU Poultry Board member Will Lea helps deliver staff training…

LAYERS

High path avian flu case confirmed in Yorkshire

A new case of avian influenza has been identified in a commercial poultry unit near Driffield, Yorkshire. Defra said in a statement: “Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed…

LAYERS

RSPCA Assured gives more time for hen welfare improvements

Egg producers are being given more time to introduce verandas outside their hen houses, and to provide more natural daylight, following a rethink by RSPCA Assured. Last November, the welfare…

COMMUNITY

Clarence Court Eggs teams up with Royal Countryside Fund

Top-end egg producer/packer Clarence Court Eggs has formed a five-year partnership with the Royal Countryside Fund, and will be donating a proportion of all its egg sales to the rural…

POULTRY

Poultry producers win case for greater bird flu compensation

Poultry farmers who have had their flocks slaughtered following an outbreak of avian influenza have been under-compensated and may have a right to further payments. That is the conclusion of…

POULTRY

Free-range eggs to be protected in event of prolonged housing

Free-range egg producers will be able to label and sell their eggs as “free range” indefinitely when their birds are subjected to mandatory housing orders in the event of a…

Other poultry

LAYERS

High path avian flu case confirmed in Yorkshire

A new case of avian influenza has been identified in a commercial poultry unit near Driffield, Yorkshire. Defra said in a statement: “Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed…

POULTRY

Poultry producers win case for greater bird flu compensation

Poultry farmers who have had their flocks slaughtered following an outbreak of avian influenza have been under-compensated and may have a right to further payments. That is the conclusion of…

OTHER POULTRY

Why turkeys need managing differently to broilers

Factors affecting choice of breed, age at slaughter, and brooding, rearing and disease management all have unique considerations for turkey production. Regarding turkeys simply as big broilers could put a…

POULTRY

Why avian flu vaccine rollout would cost £1.5k/shed a month

Vaccinating UK poultry flocks for avian influenza has been described as “cost prohibitive” because an EU surveillance requirement for swabbing and testing would set producers back £1,000-£1,500/month for every shed…

POULTRY

7 tips for making a profit from farm-scale Christmas turkeys

About 18% of the Christmas turkeys sold to UK consumers are produced on a small scale by farmers independent of the big players. It can generate a good income, often…

OTHER POULTRY

Avian influenza: First case of the season in Lincs turkeys

An outbreak of avian influenza has been confirmed in a flock of indoor turkeys in south Lincolnshire, marking the first case in a commercial unit since the start of the…