As we start 2018, many workers from eastern Europe have chosen not to return to Britain this year. This has left a significant labour shortage across a number of industries, most significantly for us at Powell & Co. in construction, agriculture and food production.
Whilst the Avian Influenza (AI) ban was in place, it caused consideable concern amongst free range broiler and layer producers obviously worried about the effect on their free range status.
Tony McDougal writes this week in Poultry World, that poultry genetics giant Aviagen has become the latest company to secure RSPCA Assured accreditation for two of its slower growing broiler breeds, Ranger Gold and Ranger Classic.
From today, the Welsh Government is allowing poultry in Wales outside as long as keepers take risk-reducing measures, allowing Welsh producers to maintain the free-range status of their flocks.
With the UK having the largest free-range flock in Europe there is obvious anxiety over the current housing ban which comes to an end on 28th February.
This blog is a summary of Tony McDougal's excellent update in Farmer's Weekly detailing how genetic engineering has the potential to unlock a new generation of poultry vaccines, according to leading UK researchers.
In this blog we take a current look at Campylobacter, what it is and a summary of the latest NFU and Food Standards Agency (FSA) funded testing project. At Powell & Co.
In our previous blog, ‘Renewables. Does it still pay for Poultry Producers?’, we investigated Cargills European Poultry business and established some of the reasons why 80% of Cargill’s Poultry Producers had deployed Solar PV on their UK Poultry Buildings.
In the heart of Herefordshire’s rolling green hills, is one truly global Agri-Food giant, Cargills. Now the European HQ for Cargill’s impressive poultry business, the business has developed a fully integrated supply chain from breeding stock to finished table birds.