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UK TV campaign reaps rewards for egg sector

Visits to a UK egg recipe website have more than tripled since the launch of the British Lion eggs TV advertising campaign in January. More than 29,000 consumers have visited eggrecipes.co.uk for recipe inspiration in the first two weeks after it launched. The Egg Recipes app has also been downloade...

Hubbard closes UK hatchery

Broiler genetics company Hubbard – part of the French Groupe Grimaud family of companies – has closed its UK grandparent (GP) operation as part of a wider company restructuring. The Fulletby hatchery near Horncastle, Lincolnshire, closed for business on 1 January. The site, which was bought from lay...

LPAI confirmed on UK poultry farm

UK government body, Defra, has confirmed that low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) has been detected on a broiler breeder farm in Hampshire, England. A 1km restriction zone has been put in place around the infected premises and the poultry on the farm will be culled. Animal and Plant Health Agency ...

Politician wary of TTIP impact on UK poultry industry

In the House of Commons, Roger Williams MP, raised the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations between the EU and US and the risks they bring for the UK poultry industry. Roger Williams MP said "that while TTIP may represent significant opportunities to the food sector we ...

UK spent hen price suffers after AI outbreak

Spent hen values in the UK have taken a hit as a result of the continuing fallout from the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza last November. Processors say that Benin, which they describe as the "gateway" to west Africa, has stopped taking UK product since H5N8 was discovered on a duck br...

UK lab confirms PEDv outbreaks in Ukraine

A report by the British Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) has confirmed that highly pathogenic Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv) is indeed present on pig farms in Ukraine. The report will be made public shortly by APHA and the British Pig Veterinary Society (PVS) but has been shared with Pig...

Pre-Christmas drop in UK fresh chicken sales

The market for fresh chicken in the UK has seen a drop in the run up to Christmas, with UK consumers cutting back on purchases. According to the latest set of Kantar Worldpanel statistics, which cover the 12 weeks to 8 December, the sale of chicken at retail lost 2.7% of its value when compared with...

UK farmers question 60% rise in abattoir waste charges

Members of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) have expressed their concern that abattoir waste charges have risen by more than 60% in recent weeks. The NFU is now calling on those processors that have increased their charges to fully explain the reasons behind this. NFU livestock board chairman Charl...

UK farmers question 60% rise in abattoir waste charges

Members of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) have expressed their concern that abattoir waste charges have risen by more than 60% in recent weeks. The NFU is now calling on those processors that have increased their charges to fully explain the reasons behind this. NFU livestock board chairman Charl...

UK: Weaker demand sees pig prices dip

Despite the upcoming festive season, UK pig prices are continuing to slid amid weak demand from processors. In the week to 5 December, the EU-spec Standard Pig Price fell by 0.88p (€1.11) to 144.65p (€182.79)/kg – the ninth consecutive week of price decline, totalling a drop of nearly 11p/kg (€0.14)...

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