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Thousands of birds culled after Cheshire bird flu outbreak

Avian flu of the H5N8 strain has been confirmed at a farm near Frodsham in Cheshire, the Animal and Plant Health Agency has announced.

Bird flu confirmed at Kent farm

Avian influenza H5N2 has been confirmed at a small commercial premises near Deal in Kent today (2nd November), the Animal and Plant Agency has revealed.

Further free range egg expansion “unnecessary and unsustainable”

According to the British Free Range Egg Producers Association, if the free range egg sector continues to expand at the current rate it will create a significant oversupply situation, driving down the price paid to farmers and reducing profitability yet further.

Tackling ammonia, odour and dust emissions in pig and poultry housing

Ammonia, odour and dust emissions are an unavoidable by-product of both poultry, egg and pig production. Exhaust air treatment systems assist with this problem by reducing emissions of odours, bioaerosols, dust and ammonia bonds by up to 90 per cent.

Egg price comparison tool to launch for free range producers

The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) will launch a Costings Portal in October to allow farmers to see how the price they get paid for their eggs compares with others across the UK and Northern Ireland.

House of Lords revolts against lowering of food standards

A debate on the Agriculture Bill in the House of Lords has seen peers slam the breaks on potential imports of chlorinated chicken and hormone-treated beef, by voting in favour of a clause that would require food imports to meet domestic standards.

Improve welfare with innovative data analysis and Smart Poultry Sensors

UK poultry production standards require agribusinesses to monitor their poultry housing conditions. Smart Poultry Sensors make this easier by allowing egg producers, pullet rearers and broiler growers to monitor their operations with real-time data.

AB Agri ‘Chicken Run’ and ‘Drink for Dairy’ delivers for the industry

Teams across AB Agri, Britain’s leading manufacturer of ruminant, pig and poultry animal feed have come together to help the agricultural industry and vulnerable people during the COVID-19 crisis, in a novel way.

Poultry at high risk of heat stress, experts warn

Britain’s widely variable and unpredictable summer temperatures can put poultry units at high risk of heat stress, warns NFU Mutual Risk Management Services.

Aldi CEO vows never to sell chlorinated chicken

Aldi UK’s CEO Giles Hurley has said that the supermarket will not sell chlorinated chicken or hormone-treated beef, regardless of any future trade deals.

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