“Buoyant” Pig & Poultry Fair maintains visitor numbers

Last week’s British Pig & Poultry Fair saw a small rise in attendance, with more visitors on day one, reports organiser Grandstand Stoneleigh Events, working on behalf of the Royal Agricultural Society of England and in partnership with feed manufacturer ABN. The...

EA urged to act on higher permit charges

The NFU and the intensive pig and poultry sector bodies are urging the Environment Agency to rethink proposed levels of environmental permit charge increases. The Environment Agency’s consultation on its Strategic Review of Charges states that permit variation fees...

MPs criticise lack of joined-up food assurance

A Parliamentary Select Committee meeting has criticised a lack of co-ordination across farm and food assurance schemes. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee of the House of Commons met last week to discuss recent allegations of food safety breaches at the...

ABN adds to poultry team

Dr Laura Beeson, who recently completed her PhD focusing on super-dosing of phytase in broilers, has joined feed manufacturer ABN as its new poultry product development nutritionist. Dr Beeson graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2012 with a degree in Animal...

New chairs for three Red Tractor schemes

The Red Tractor Assurance scheme has appointed three new sector chairmen. All three will play a part in steering policy, highlighting opportunities and risks in their sector, leading change in farm standards and reacting to changing consumer demands. They will lead...