Livetec launches new app for poultry farmers to guard against bird flu

A new app for poultry farmers and backyard keepers has been launched to improve disease reporting and tracking and help limit the spread of disease, as the government continues to impose strict rules amid the country’s worst-ever avian flu outbreak.

Celebrity host Al Murray to entertain producers at Free Range Egg Awards

Famous pub landlord and comedian Al Murray has been confirmed as the celebrity host of the Free Range Egg Awards 2023 and will be presenting prizes to outstanding individuals and businesses in the free range egg industry as well as bringing a night of entertainment to hundreds of attendants.

Two UK poultry workers test positive for avian flu

The virus was detected as part of a routine testing programme for asymptomatic people who have been in contact with infected birds.

Birds able to survive avian flu left with ‘black eyes’

Scientists have discovered that Northern Gannets can recover from highly pathogenic avian flu H5N1, leaving them with an unusual black iris colouration.

International shearers granted entry to the UK to fill labour shortages

Sheep shearers from overseas have been granted a special concession to be able to enter the UK between 1st April and 30th June this year, offering a vital source of professional and experienced staff to help UK contractors complete the shearing season, the National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC) has announced.

New white paper underlines the importance of gut health in sustainable poultry production

Intestinal health has been given critical importance when it comes to sustainable broiler production in a new white paper authored by the Monogastric Science Research Centre at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).

Tickets on sale for BFREPA Live 23: The Free Range Egg Show

Tickets have gone on sale for a brand new event for free range egg producers. BFREPA Live 23: The Free Range Egg Show will take place on the 15th November at the Telford International Centre.

Cargill Animal Nutrition shifts to sustainable soya in pig and poultry diets

As part of its sustainability strategy, Cargill Animal Nutrition UK has replaced the soya sources in its pre-starter and starter pig and poultry diets with its Triple S soya, which is sourced from deforestation-free areas in Latin America.

Bird housing measures set to lift next week as avian flu risk levels subside

Bird keepers are being urged to maintain scrupulous biosecurity standards as housing measures for poultry and captive birds are set to lift on Tuesday 18th April 2023 in England and Wales, the UK’s chief veterinary officer has announced today (11th April) following the latest assessment of avian flu risk.

HM The King to congratulate APHA on combatting largest-ever avian flu outbreak

His Majesty King Charles III is today (Thursday 9th March) paying a visit to the Animal Plant and Health Agency (APHA) in Weybridge to offer his congratulations to scientists and staff for their role in fighting the UK’s biggest avian flu outbreak to date.

A first in 7 years: ADAS costings show profit for free range egg producers

Following a long period of recession, the figures are finally looking up for British free range egg producers, according to ADAS costings for March 2023, presented at this year’s BFREPA Roadshows. Farmers Guide staff writer Henrietta Szathmary attended the meeting in Wales on 2nd March to report on the discussion.

Suffolk couple share their story of a challenging first year in farming

Having found a shared ambition for farming when they met on a dating app, Abbie Bryant and Andy Moye are coming to the end of their first year as full-time farmers – and it’s been a challenging introduction to say the least.

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