Aviagen Turkeys and Talwrn Farm seek planning permission from Wrexham Council

Poultry and egg producers seek planning permission

By Gwen Ridler

Plans to build a 20,000-bird turkey farm and a separate application to boost barn egg production at a facility in north-east Wales are being considered by Wrexham Council this week (April 25). 

Bird flu restrictions have cost the poultry meat sector more than £100M

Bird flu restrictions cost poultry sector over £100M

By Gwen Ridler

Bird flu restrictions have cost the UK poultry meat sector more than £100M over the past two years, confirmed the British Poultry Council (BPC), ahead of the lifting of the ban on poultry starting today (April 13).

Jeff Donald, Marel Poultry UK area sales manager (2nd left) seals the deal for the broiler processing kit with Maelor Foods's owner Raj Mehta (centre)

Maelor opens new chicken plant

By Rick Pendrous

Maelor Foods, part of Salisbury Poultry (Midlands), has selected equipment from Marel Poultry for use within the company’s brand new plant located at Wrexham in north Wales.

It was too early to judge the threat to Christmas turkey supplies, said the NFU but it remained 'business as usual'

Bird flu identified as H5N8 but Xmas turkey threat unclear

By Michael Stones

The outbreak of bird flu confirmed on the Yorkshire duck farm this week has been identified as the highly contagious stain H5N8, but it’s too early to gauge the threat to Christmas turkey and other poultry suppliers.

Duck producer to save £30K on freezing

VSDs reduce duck freezing costs

One of the UK’s largest producers of duck products is set to save £30,000 a year on freezing costs following the introduction of ABB variable-speed drives (VSDs) on its blast chiller application.

What came first the quail or the egg? In this case, it was the egg

Quail hatches from Waitrose egg

By Laurence Gibbons

One Waitrose shopper got an unexpected surprise when a live quail reportedly hatched from a box of eggs she bought from the retailer.

More job losses at Grampian

More job losses at Grampian

By Sarah Britton

Grampian Country Food Group is slashing 80 jobs at its poultry processing plant in Banff and up to 50 jobs at its frozen chicken plant in Bucksburn,...


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