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Eurotier: Top new products for poultry farmers

Farmers Weekly Eurotier in Hannover is the world’s largest trade fair for livestock, and this year there was a particular focus on poultry. Innovative products on display included an award-winning ammonia monitor, feed supplements to reduce reliance on antibiotics, a natural beak smoothing feed pan and a silo cleaning robot. See our round-up of some […]

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Bird flu confirmed in England, Scotland and Wales

Farmers Weekly Poultry farmers across the UK are on heightened alert as multiple fresh cases of avian influenza are confirmed in wild birds from Scotland to south-west England. A wild peregrine falcon has tested positive for the H5N8 strain of avian influenza, also known as bird flu, in Dumfries and Galloway and a further two […]

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PD Hook Hatcheries renews focus on biosecurity

Farmers Weekly A renewed need to keep disease out of poultry farms has seen PD Hook Hatcheries review its biosecurity across all sites. Daniel Dring, group poultry welfare officer at the firm, considers biosecurity the first line of defence, pointing out the simple logic that, if disease is kept out of a poultry house in […]

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Pret A Manger commits to slow-growing broilers

Farmers Weekly Pret A Manger has become the first cafe chain in the US to commit to improvements for the welfare of chickens raised for its food operations. The company, which has 70 stores in the US, said it will only use birds raised under the welfare standards of the Global Animal Partnership, an international farmed animal welfare […]

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Poultry disease and technology top conference agenda

Farmers Weekly Remaining vigilant to disease in the poultry industry and adopting the latest technologies were two keys points discussed at a major poultry conference in the Republic of Ireland on 9 November. Organised by Bord Bia, the state agency in Ireland that promotes food, the conference attracted about 200 delegates from the poultry and […]

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Bird flu confirmed on Lincs turkey farm

Farmers Weekly Avian influenza has been confirmed on a turkey farm near Louth, in Lincolnshire. It marks the first incursion of the virus to the UK following a migratory season that has seen hundreds of wild birds across Europe found dead, and thousands of commercial poultry culled to try and contain the disease. Defra testing […]

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Breaking news: Suspected bird flu outbreak on UK turkey farm

Farmers Weekly At 142 years old, it is no surprise that Poultry World has changed periodically throughout its history. Many readers will remember it being a weekly publication; it is unlikely any will remember it being known as The Fanciers’ Gazette, having changed its name in 1906. Poultry World’s reputation for independent journalism, market reporting […]

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Breaking news: Suspected bird flu on UK turkey farm

Farmers Weekly See the updated news on the avian flu outbreak Avian influenza is suspected on a Lincolnshire turkey farm, with Defra undertaking epidemiology testing to determine the cause of high mortality. Industry sources said that a single farm had experienced extremely high mortality, prompting fears that a high pathogen strain of the disease has […]

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Grass diet a winner for seasonal goose marketing

Farmers Weekly Oliver White sees geese as a key part of his enterprise based around the merits of grass-fed livestock. He has a passion for pasture-fed livestock – a topic he is investigating as part of a Nuffield Farming Scholarship study.   See also: Zoetis-BPC Poultry Trainee of the Year: Finalists revealed “In North America 100% […]

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