[Video] A Seamless Transition

Managing pullets for a smooth changeover from rear to lay.

Section: Blog

[Video] What the peck?

Enrichments for pullets and hens.

Section: Blog

New report on Agricultural Productivity

To increase agricultural productivity, the key steps are to: • Harness the power of data and measure performance • Bring co-ordination to our innovation system and ensure investment in innovation targets key productivity and sustainability constraints • Co-ordinate knowledge exchange and provide more opportunities for farmers and growers to learn from the best • Facilitate investment in capital, skills, training and continuous professional development.

Section: News

Further drop in antibiotic use and resistance

The latest government VARSS report for antibiotic use during 2018 for farm animals shows a continuing downward trend - half the use of 2014. The pig and poultry sectors are at the forefront of the UK’s success in reducing antibiotic use in farm producing species. The poultry sector has led the way, decreasing use by 80% since 2012. BEIC collects data regarding antibiotic use in layers.

Section: Government

Hot topics at Norfolk Suffolk Poultry Association

Brexit and Salmonella were key concerns for some 40-50 attendees who gathered in Norwich on 18th November 2019.

Mark Williams, BEIC, outlined the uncertain political situation, whilst making it clear that whatever shade of UK government emerges a ban on beak tipping will be on the agenda. In his view, industry rather than legislation will most likely move to a ban following consumer demand.

Section: Blog

Sequencing the poultry red mite genome

Hopes have risen that the fight against poultry red mite can be won following the successful sequencing of the parasite’s genome.

Section: Research

New laying hen welfare codes in action

This Code applies to England only. It replaces the Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Laying Hens, issued in 2002.

Section: Government

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The work of the Laying Hen Welfare Forum is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development