A record summer heatwave and accompanying drought in the UK has led to farmers slaughtering livestock. Grass, which is usually lush and green at this time of the year, is now dried out. This is depriving farmers putting animals out to pasture. Dairy farmer Abi Reader told the BBC that it...
The UK's Butchers; and Drovers' Charitable Institution (BDCI) are delighted to announce that this year’s Festival Dinner speaker will be Matt Dawson MBE. If you are involved in the British meat industry or will be visiting the UK during the first week of November, not only will you have a...
As predicted in November last year by MPJ, Prevent Cruelty California will be on the 2018 November ballot in the Golden State. The bill, if passed, will give California the world’s strictest animal welfare laws. The measure, sponsored by the Humane Society US, Mercy for Animals, Animal Legal Defense Fund,...
Scotland's biggest pig processor is set to run out of carbon dioxide on today, leaving it in danger of welfare issues such as overcrowding, according to the BBC. The gas, which is used to stun farm animals and put the fizz in carbonated drinks, is in short supply in Europe. Quality...

Protein from air

It sounds impossible. It sounds like snake oil. But Finnish company Solar Foods Oy says it can produce an entirely new kind of nutrient-rich protein using only air and electricity as the main resources. The goal of the company is to start commercial production of the environmentally revolutionary protein...
A free E-book on tax reform and capital investment in the food industry says now is the time in the States to invest in your plant. Published by engineering company Stellar, the resource explains how food and beverage manufacturers can take advantage of benefits and incentives in the Tax Cuts and...
VIV Europe will feature smart poultry production theme in June 2018 VIV Europe 2018 takes place 20th-22nd June in The Netherlands Organised every four years, VIV Europe is the global feed-to-food Olympics of the animal protein sector with a particular focus on poultry meat and eggs In June, VIV...

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Technology is crucial to enhanced sustainability: adding value with second-hand machinery

Nutrition, a term that seems to be gaining in importance every year. Consumers attach nowadays much more value to the quality of products than before. They want to know where they come from, which ingredients they contain and how they were produced. Authentic, traditional,...