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New premises and structure for Sandhill Veterinary Services

New premises and structure for Sandhill Veterinary Services

Sandhill Veterinary Services, an independent poultry vets serving farms from the midlands to Scotland have announced an expanded practice. Following the retirement of founding vet, Richard Byas, directors Dan King and Laura Langstaff formed Sandhill Veterinary...

High Court dismisses legal challenge over broiler welfare

High Court dismisses legal challenge over broiler welfare

THE High Court has dismissed a legal challenge to using conventional broiler breeds on welfare grounds. Charity The Humane League brought the action against Defra, primarily arguing that the breeds of broilers predominantly used in the UK are genetically bred to grow...

Tentative recovery of UK laying hen flock continues

Tentative recovery of UK laying hen flock continues

THE coming month should see a further rise in egg production as more birds come into lay arising from the recovery in pullet placings since November. Over the coming month, the number of birds in their first year of lay is likely to increase by around 400,000, to 32.5...

Co-op to cut broiler stocking densities following AGM

Co-op to cut broiler stocking densities following AGM

THE Co-op has said it will cut broiler stocking densities from the second half of 2024. The retailer made the announcement as a motion to introduce the Better Chicken Commitment (BCC) garnered significant support at its AGM. See also: Broiler placings continue to drop...

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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.

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

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