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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)...

Mycotoxin survey shows UK & Ireland wheat is safe for feed

A mycotoxin survey conducted by Belgium based feed additives supplier Nutriad, covered 55 samples across all regions of the UK and Ireland. More than 300 analysis were conducted to test for the occurrence of the six mycotoxins most frequently found in agricultural commodities intended for animal pro...

ForFarmers acquires UK feed business Countrywide

Dutch feed company ForFarmers announces its intention to acquire the feed and forage business from Countrywide Farmers, based in the UK. Countrywide is a leading supplier of feed products and services to the rural community in the UK through its Country Stores and direct to farm. Upon completion, Fo...

UK: Calls for decisive lockdowns in future AI outbreaks

Leading figures in the free range egg industry want the United Kingdom to take much more decisive action against avian influenza outbreaks. They raised their concerns at the annual meeting of the British Free Range Egg Producers' Association (BFREPA), which was taking place a week after AI was confi...

BPC calls on UK government to boost poultry success

The British Poultry Council has launched its ‘Manifesto for the British Poultry Industry’, calling on the Government to help ensure long-term success for the British Poultry meat industry and help deliver its 2020 vision. The policy manifesto was launched at the Annual Poultry Awards in the House of...

22% of wheat samples in UK and Ireland contains DON

A little over 20 percent of the wheat samples from the UK and Ireland are contaminated with the mycotoxin DON. This was shown by a survey from Belgium based feed additives supplier Nutriad, covering 55 samples across all regions of UK and Ireland. More than 300 analyses were conducted to test for t...

UK imports almost all of its biofuel

85% of crop-based biofuel used on UK roads is imported, new figures from Defra reveal. This is despite a 17% increase in UK-sourced biofuels being used in the nation’s vehicles between 2012-13 and 2013-14 to 332m litres. That means 85% of crop-based biofuel used on UK roads is imported. Biofuels use...

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