NFUS wants more Scottish chicken on supermarket shelves
Mar05

NFUS wants more Scottish chicken on supermarket shelves

NFU Scotland has said there is ‘a lot of work to be done’ after it was revealed that less than half of the chicken in Scottish supermarkets is produced locally. The shelf watch programme looked at fresh chicken ranges in Scottish supermarkets and discounters, and despite finding that almost all the fresh chicken stocked was from the UK, only 43 per cent was actually labelled as Scottish. The discount retailers Aldi and Lidl both came...

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Study shows higher welfare chickens could improve sustainability
Mar02

Study shows higher welfare chickens could improve sustainability

The RSPCA has claimed that producing meat from slower-growing chickens can significantly reduce mortality and culling, as well as improving meat quality. An RSPCA-commissioned study compared the health, welfare and production characteristics of the three fastest-growing meat chicken breeds used most extensively worldwide with a widely used, commercially viable slower-growing higher-welfare breed. The results of the research, which was...

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Senior appointments at Moy Park
Dec11

Senior appointments at Moy Park

Moy Park has announced two new senior appointments, to bolster its management team. Matt Hibbins has been appointed director of business, responsible for overseeing the next stage of growth with one of Moy Park’s longstanding partners. Matt joined Moy Park from UK food producer Cranswick in 2013, initially as a senior commercial manager. Developing Moy Park’s e-commerce channel and overseeing key customer partnerships, Moy Park says...

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Global poultry markets  expected to see some recovery  under fragile conditions
Sep20

Global poultry markets expected to see some recovery under fragile conditions

According to Rabbobank’s Poultry Quarterly Q4 report global poultry markets are expected to see some recovery in the coming months. However, this will be under fragile conditions. Key concerns are the ongoing oversupply situations in many global markets, like the EU, US and South Africa. It says only disease-affected China and Mexico, and Brazil (due to the combination of supply reduction and improved export demand), are...

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Brazilians to work with new scientific committee in drive to exceed European consumer expectations on its poultry products
Jul01

Brazilians to work with new scientific committee in drive to exceed European consumer expectations on its poultry products

This month, the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA) will start working with a new scientific committee which has been set up as part of its ongoing commitment to uphold high standards of quality control and safety in the poultry industry. The committee will hold its first meeting on 1 July 2019, to discuss its objectives and aims. The main role of the committee will be to provide scientific analysis, recommendations and...

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Covert investigation by Animal Equality UK alleges poor conditions at Moy Park farms
Jun26

Covert investigation by Animal Equality UK alleges poor conditions at Moy Park farms

Animal protection charity, Animal Equality, has revealed what they describe as ‘horrifying conditions’ and animal suffering on three Red Tractor certified chicken farms in Lincolnshire. Footage released online by Animal Equality claims to show double-decker chicken sheds, with what it believes house over 30,000 birds, crowded on each floor. It further alleges that many chickens are suffering from leg injuries, with some unable to...

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