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How to select a true sample of dead chickens

When dealing with large farm or companion animals that have died, veterinarians will typically conduct a post mortem on the animal itself to establish the cause of death. But in…

Species diversity rules at Hampshire poultry business

Think of a type of poultry, and the chances are you’ll be able to find it at Richard Jones’s Hyden Farm, a few miles to the north of Portsmouth. The…

Poultry producer wins repeat custom with 'traditional taste'

Free-range chickens taken to dressed weights of up to almost 4kg and retailing at more than £5/kg are winning significant repeat custom for Cumbrian producer David Knipe. “It’s not just…

Why essential oils can reduce stress in chickens

Anyone can suffer from stress when they are taken out of their comfort zone, and this is no different for poultry. Changes in the exterior and/or interior temperature, inadequate ventilation,…

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Outlook 2017: Can rising demand sustain poultry prices?

Many farmers have entered the egg production sector over the past few years because of strong demand. However, egg prices will need to remain robust in 2017 or margins will come…

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World Egg Day promotes versatility, nutrition and taste

The second Friday of October is always earmarked as the day to celebrate the humble egg, and 2016 has been no different. Farmers, food businesses and consumers all found time this…

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FSA to publish non-stun slaughter details

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has announced it will publish details of the numbers of birds slaughtered without pre-stunning in an upgrade to its abattoir monitoring system.  The FSA carries…

Waitrose to launch omega-3 enriched chicken

Premium supermarket Waitrose has announced it will sell poultrymeat enriched with omega-3, supplied by Moy Park in partnership with Devenish Nutrition. The range, Waitrose Omega, is produced by feeding birds a…

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Video: Australian egg farm comes under fire from animal rights g...

Australian animal rights group Animals Australia has released footage filmed within a caged hen unit contracted to the country’s largest egg producer, Pace Farms, which it says exposes serious welfare…

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Top tips for spray vaccinating chickens

While spraying is an excellent way of carrying out mass vaccinations for respiratory diseases in broilers and pullets, using the wrong equipment can have disastrous consequences. Traditional pressure sprayers in…

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VIDEO: Copas diversifies into traditional chicken

Despite being best known for its seasonal turkey production, the Copas family in Berkshire are now diversifying into traditional chicken - employing the same slow-grow, dry-pluck, game-hung principles to achieve…

VIDEO: Life on a Freedom Food chicken farm

Freedom Food has launched the latest in a series of videos explaining the basics behind its higher welfare production scheme, featuring members and poultry farmers Nick and Claire Bragg. Shot…

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