NFU survey: ‘Greater support’ needed for poultry farmers
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3d ago
British eggs and poultry under threat: 24% of producers may close by 2025 The future of British breakfasts and roast dinners could be at risk, with nearly a quarter of egg and poultry producers suggesting that they could be facing closure by 2025 according to a recent National Farming Union (NFU) survey. This alarming statistic paints a picture of an industry under immense pressure, struggling with rising costs, unfair supply chains, and the constant threat of disease. The survey, conducted among 253 poultry producers, revealed significant cost increases over the past two years: Feed: Up 31 ..read more
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New poultry shed? You’ll want to consider this first.
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1w ago
Crucial things to consider when building a new poultry shed.  Every structure on a farm contributes towards its overall biosecurity profile, beginning at the gate and perimeter all the way to the animal housing itself. We call it structural biosecurity. What is structural biosecurity?   Structural biosecurity encompasses every physical structure on a farm including how staff, visitors and animals use them, the space and navigate the land. Understanding this can reduce the risk of pathogen incursion and is part of optimising the overall biosecurity of a farm. Without effective st ..read more
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Beyond the farmyard idyll: The real struggles of UK poultry producers
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1w ago
The idyllic image of British farms belies a harsh reality for UK poultry farmers. A complex web of challenges has tightened its grip, squeezing profit margins and threatening the future of this vital sector. From the skyrocketing cost of imported feed to the ever-present shadow of avian influenza outbreaks, each day presents a fresh hurdle for those working to keep our nation’s poultry supply chain in operation. Some of the primary headwinds that UK poultry farmers face include the cost of production, the threat of disease, trade and the international market barriers, trends and welfare as wel ..read more
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Are ticks responsible for the latest bluetongue outbreak in the UK?
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3w ago
While ticks are known to carry the bluetongue virus (BTV), it could be unlikely that they are the cause of the recent bluetongue outbreaks in the UK, especially during the current cold winter weather. Here’s some reasons why it may not be ticks: 1. Ticks are not active in cold weather: Ticks are ectothermic, meaning their body temperature relies on the surrounding environment. In cold temperatures below 5°C (41°F), ticks become sluggish and inactive, making it difficult for them to feed and transmit the virus. The UK has been experiencing freezing temperatures in recent weeks, well below the t ..read more
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Bluetongue: vigilance and biosecurity key to protecting UK livestock
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3w ago
While memories of the 2008 bluetongue outbreak may fade, a recent resurgence in the UK has farmers rightfully vigilant. This viral disease affecting ruminants like sheep and cattle, primarily transmitted by biting midges, poses a serious threat to animal welfare and farm businesses. It is crucial for UK livestock farmers to watch out for potential symptoms and to follow stringent biosecurity measures to safeguard their livestock. Outbreak concerns The discovery of bluetongue serotype 3 (BTV-3) in Kent and Norfolk has triggered Temporary Control Zones (TPZ) and heightened surveillance across th ..read more
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How can the use of robotics support farmers?
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1M ago
For hundreds of years farming has relied heavily on manual labour. Even though the farming process has changed radically it has still required a large workforce. Over the last century we have seen the increasing use of mechanisation in many on-farm operations, and trends show that the next few years could herald the increasing use of robots and robotics across all aspects of the farming industry.  Robots working in the field  Robotics can support farmers in delivering precision farming. Automated machines are ideal at performing repetitive tasks like seed planting, crop spraying and ..read more
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How farmers can protect their future by utilising historical data on disease outbreaks
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1M ago
Along with rising costs, disease outbreaks are one of the biggest challenges facing the farming industry today. The estimated cost to the industry of the avian influenza outbreak in 2021/22 was over £100 million, meaning the impact of such epidemics is a great one. It’s vital that individual businesses and the industry as a whole use all the tools at their disposal to anticipate and prepare for disease outbreaks – not doing so can be catastrophic for poultry businesses. One way to help prepare for the future is to look at what can be learned from the past. In the age of big data and algorithms ..read more
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Improving poultry farming with the power of data
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1M ago
Poultry is one of the most consumed meats in the world with estimates suggesting that, globally, this amount could reach nearly 160 kilotons within the next ten years.  Whilst diet diversification is inevitable, there is still a need for the globe’s poultry farmers to work more efficiently, and ethically, if they are to meet consumer needs.  Today, with advancements in technology, farmers can predict future outcomes and optimise their operations to deliver better results using data and analytics. The challenge for agriculture – as it is for society as a whole – is what to do and how ..read more
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Drones in farming: helping your farm from above
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1M ago
It seems that the number of applications for drones is limitless: from defence to environmentally friendly firework displays, there really is no end to the opportunities for drone use. Farming is no excuse with many forward-thinking producers making the most of the opportunities this versatile technology can bring. A growing industry It’s a growing industry. Research predicts that the agricultural drone industry will generate 100,000 jobs in the U.S. alone and $82 billion in additional economic activity. According to BI Intelligence, “Drones can mechanise every step of farming, eliminating the ..read more
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Artificial intelligence in farming: how to use AI in agriculture
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1M ago
Forward-thinking farmers and the use of artificial intelligence Technology is always evolving – and one of the newest developing trends is artificial intelligence. It’s playing an increasingly important role within the agricultural sector and is becoming more commonplace in farming.  The global population is expanding at an unprecedented rate, and projections indicate that agricultural production needs to surge by 70% by 2050 to adequately feed the population. Clearly there are limits to the amount of space available to farm and the resources to do so. Therefore, the answer to meeting thi ..read more
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