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United Kingdom | 29 January 2016
Sedgeford council says no to poultry scheme

Community leaders have been urged to follow the examples of neighbouring villages and oppose a controversial poultry farm proposal when they debate it again next week. The call to councillors in Do...


United Kingdom | 29 January 2016
Bird flu cull to hit 40,000 chickens as 1-kilometre exclusion zone is put in place around Scottish farm

A strain of avian influenza has been found in Fife, with officials urging poultry farmers in Scotland to be vigilant about signs of the disease. The Scottish government confirmed an H5 'low pathoge...


United Kingdom | 29 January 2016
Greggs to trial new gluten free range for its bakeries

Gregg's bakery is planning to trial a new range of gluten-free products in their stores. At the moment, coeliac sufferers are unlikely to find much at the popular bakery they can eat - pastry, brea...


United Kingdom | 11 January 2016
Suspected case of bird flu at Fife poultry farm prompts mass cull

All birds from a poultry farm in Dunfermline are to be culled after a suspected case of bird flu was identified. A control zone of 1km has been put in place around the premises and poultry farmers ...


United Kingdom | 5 January 2016
Chickens stolen from village farm

Police said thieves broke into a farm in Cuttinglye Lane, Crawley Down, between 9am and 2pm on Sunday December 27. Two eight-feet long poultry huts were taken along with the chickens which in total...


United Kingdom | 4 January 2016
The year in eggs: Everyone's going cage-free, except supermarkets

Animal welfare advocates got major traction this year pushing for cage-free eggs. In September, McDonald’s pledged it would move to 100-percent cage-free eggs in its supply chain. And while the mov...


United Kingdom | 25 November 2015
JBS unit Moy Park to up poultry capacity in UK

JBS-owned Moy Park has announced a GBP10m (US$15.1m) investment in its poultry plant in the English town of Ashbourne. The company is looking to increase processing capacity to over one million bir...


United Kingdom | 23 November 2015
Urban-farm popularity spawns rentals of chickens, bee hives

Chicken and bee rentals are coming to Greater Victoria. A Victoria woman is busy building chicken coops that will be available to rent from May to October to backyard urban farmers. Kate Fraser is ...


United Kingdom | 16 November 2015
Horsmonden 'industrial' chicken farm plan withdrawn

An egg producer has withdrawn plans to build a chicken farm in Kent big enough to accommodate 64,000 birds. Residents and animal rights groups objected to the plans by Fridays Ltd, one of the bigge...


United Kingdom | 12 November 2015
Lidl recalls batch of chicken thighs with incorrect use by date

Supermarket chain Lidl is recalling its Italiamo Italian Style Chicken Thighs after a mistake with the use by date. Some of the 450g products have been incorrectly labelled with a ‘use by’ date of ...


United Kingdom | 6 November 2015
How to improve starch digestibility in poultry?

Starch, comprising up to 70–80% of most cereal grains, is the primary source of energy in poultry diets. Although it is generally believed that starch is well digested by poultry, low total tract and ...


United Kingdom | 6 November 2015
Top food award for poultry firm Moy Park

One of Ashbourne's biggest employers has been hailed company of the year at the UK Food Manufacture Excellence Awards. Moy Park, which has a processing plant in the Airfield Industrial Estate, won ...


United Kingdom | 6 November 2015
Poultry distributor from Halifax says he was “innocent victim”

A poultry distributor accused of running an illegal and filthy meat cutting plant in Bradford has told a jury the business was nothing to do with him. Halifax man Majid Zaman, 34, insisted today (W...


United Kingdom | 4 November 2015
Egg farm in Littleport closes following 'politically-driven discrimination' by DEFRA and the APHA

A free range egg farm has closed following what has been labelled by its owners as "politically-driven discrimination" by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). John and Li...


United Kingdom | 2 November 2015
How a Leicestershire farmer needs YOUR help to save 5,000 hens from the chop

John Terry has a backyard full of birds – and he wants you to have them. John, 63, is a poultry and sheep farmer from Higham on the Hill. Behind the farmhouse on his 34-acre farm, is a chicken shed...


United Kingdom | 2 November 2015
More of us go to work on an egg: Sales soar as families look for an alternative to sugary breakfast cereals each morning

Egg sales are soaring as families look for an alternative to sugary breakfast cereals, research suggests. Britons bought six per cent more eggs during the first three quarters of this year compared...


United Kingdom | 28 October 2015
Scottish chicken numbers fall sharply

The number of chickens in Scotland has fallen sharply following the closure of several large poultry producers late last year, according to the latest agricultural census. Government statisticians ...


United Kingdom | 26 October 2015
6,000-bird poultry unit planned near Newtown

Farmer Andrew Owen wants to build the unit at Middle Garth Farm, Bettws Cedewain, to supply free range eggs to Waitrose. Mr Owen, who runs the farm in partnership with his parents David and Sandra ...


United Kingdom | 15 October 2015
Egg sales soar in UK

Sixty years after the nation was told to ‘Go to Work on an Egg’, it is back as the centrepiece of the British breakfast. Sales of eggs are running around five per cent higher than a year ago and th...


United Kingdom | 15 October 2015
Poultry conference looks at genetics, feed, animal health and energy

The Northern Ireland Poultry Industry Conference, which takes place at CAFRE’s Loughry Campus on Tuesday, October 27, will have the theme, “Delivering More From Less.” Conference Chairman is Patric...


United Kingdom | 13 October 2015
Edwina Currie: 'I never stopped eating eggs'

9th of October was World Egg Day: nowadays, we're all egg-mad - scoffing them for lunch, breakfast and supper, and weaving them into every diet going. A study carried out by industry magazine, The Gro...


United Kingdom | 8 October 2015
Pickhurst Junior Academy pupils to star in British Lion eggs advert

A school in Bromley has won the chance to star in a new advert for British Lion eggs. To celebrate 50 years since the comedian Tony Hancock famously championed the benefits of an egg breakfast, pup...


United Kingdom | 8 October 2015
How does the South West like their eggs in the morning?

With British Egg Week this week the South West’s favourite way to eat their eggs in the morning has been revealed. So how do we like our eggs in the morning… A recent survey by purchasing compan...


United Kingdom | 6 October 2015
Supermarket chicken price war 'putting health at risk'

Families are being put at risk because a 'price war' is stopping supermarkets paying for a precaution to reduce the threat of food poisoning from chicken, it is claimed. A government adviser and fo...


United Kingdom | 6 October 2015
We're all going to work on an egg: Sales soar as shoppers turn their backs on sugary cereals - and cook one million more a DAY than last year

Sixty years after the nation was told to ‘Go to Work on an Egg’, it is back as the centrepiece of the British breakfast. Sales of eggs are running around five per cent higher than a year ago and th...


United Kingdom | 6 October 2015
8 cracking egg hacks for British Egg Week

British Egg Week is here, so it's time to celebrate our yolky friend. Whether you're an eggs and soldiers fan or more of a baked egg eater, check out our cracking hacks and ideas for making the most o...


United Kingdom | 5 October 2015
Shoppers flock to free range eggs

As British Egg Week 2015 gets underway, a OnePoll survey has shown that 80% of UK shoppers regularly buy free range eggs. Nearly two-thirds of the public say that they choose free range because the...


United Kingdom | 1 October 2015
Chicken has change of luck after wandering into high street casino

The ill-starred bird's number finally came up when she staggered into high street casino and hit the jackpot by being rescued by the RSPCA. Amazed animal inspectors could not believe how the desper...


United Kingdom | 29 September 2015
Free range eggs firm expanding

Eric and Elaine Norman and their sons Craig and Michael have run a poultry business on their farm, supplying free-range eggs to The Happy Egg Company for the past six years. Currently their farm at...


United Kingdom | 24 September 2015
Salmonella egg factory owner arrested over man's death

A poultry farmer whose contaminated eggs caused a salmonella outbreak at a Birmingham hospital has been arrested over the death of a man in Austria. Five patients died at Heartlands Hospital in Bor...