Tuesday, August 22, 2017

UK workforce unlikely to fill dairy labour shortage

August 1, 2017 by  
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Only 4% of UK adults would consider working on a dairy farm, suggests a survey – casting doubt on whether British workers could ease a post-Brexit labour shortage.

Pigs 2022 explores big issues facing British pork industry

June 30, 2017 by  
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Asia is an increasingly important market for the pork sector – and there are many lucrative opportunities for meat producers, conference delegates were told.

Chicken immune system key to virus protection?

June 30, 2017 by  
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Newly discovered components of their innate immune system suggest poultry may be better equipped to fight viruses than scientists previously thought.

Successful first year for electronic medicine book

June 30, 2017 by  
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Pig producers are reaping the benefits of an electronic medicine book (eMB) that enables farmers to optimise their antibiotic use.

Pig industry leaders fight to protect UK welfare standards

June 30, 2017 by  
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High welfare standards must not be compromised in pursuit of new trade deals and a post-Brexit cheap food agenda, the National Pig Association has warned.

Pasture is good for livestock – and arable rotations too

March 31, 2017 by  
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Including a grass ley in the arable rotation can deliver benefits on a far wider scale than the standard break crop, says Mike Warner.

GM technology unlocks potential for new poultry vaccines

February 13, 2017 by  
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Scientists have used genetic engineering to develop a more efficient and effective vaccine against Marek’s disease – a move which could pave the way for a new generation of poultry vaccines.

Meryl Ward steps down as AHDB Pork chairman

February 13, 2017 by  
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Lincolnshire farmer Meryl Ward will not to put herself forward for re-appointment when her term of office as chairman of AHDB Pork ends next month.

UK pig semen to improve pork quality in India

February 1, 2017 by  
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Pig semen from the UK has been used for the first time in India to improve its breeding stock and produce better quality pork.

Poultry initiative programme deemed a success

February 1, 2017 by  
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A bespoke poultry programme aimed at developing skills and knowledge of young people in one of Britain’s biggest farming sectors, has been hailed a success.

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