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Broiler sector shows strong growth through summer

Broiler sector shows strong growth through summer

BROILER numbers rose again last month, as the recent run of expansion continued for the fourth month in a row. Weekly chick placings in the UK averaged 23.3m, up by 300,000 a week compared with June last year. See also: How supplementation can mitigate the risk of...

Farmers most valued profession behind only nursing, survey shows

Farmers most valued profession behind only nursing, survey shows

THE BRITISH public has indicated support for agriculture in a new survey commissioned by the NFU. Three-quarters of the public asked in the research had a favourable view of farmers and growers, “recognising how hard they work through rain and shine, to produce food...

UK broiler gut health shows improvement in first half of year

UK broiler gut health shows improvement in first half of year

THE UK’S broiler flock recorded improved gut health in the most recent Intestinal Integrity report produced by Elanco. Scores for the first half of 2024 were markedly higher than those of the same period in 2023 and peaked at 96.12 in April, the highest monthly...

Judicial review sought over poultry farm planning approval

Judicial review sought over poultry farm planning approval

AN APPLICATION for a judicial review of a poultry farm planning approval is underway. Alison Caffyn is challenging Shropshire Council over its decision in May 2024 to give planning permission for a new poultry farm development. See also: £50k fine for poultry farmer...

Avian flu confirmed in four Colorado poultry workers

Avian flu confirmed in four Colorado poultry workers

THE state of Colorado has announced that three people have tested "presumptive positive" for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5). The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) said the people who tested presumptive positive experienced mild symptoms. See also: Avian...

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A 12-month project over 2023 showcasing how every part of poultry meat and egg farming, packing and processing is moving towards a more sustainable future.

This new initiative will drive an understanding of the challenges and opportunities that surround the complex subject of sustainability.

Net Zero

The UK currently aims to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, with the NFU having a more ambitious target for agriculture of 2040.

Many retailers have set targets that are even more ambitious – and some are already stocking products, such as eggs, that are certified carbon neutral.

But how will these targets change how we rear broilers or keep hens? How will farm infrastructure change, and what inputs will we be using to feed, heat or manage flock health?

The Poultry.Network Sustainability Hub aims to answer these questions with our sponsor partners.

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Newport, Shropshire
5 September 2024

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