Brexit: What is the real cost to the meat industry?
9th April 2021
The British Meat Processors Association says dismissing trade disruption at the borders as short term ‘teething problems’ is no longer credible, as it publishes its Brexit Impact Report.
Good biosecurity remains key as H5N8 detected in birds of prey
7th April 2021
Poultry farmers are being urged to maintain the highest possible standards of biosecurity after the avian flu housing order was lifted, as H5N8 is detected at a non-poultry premises in Lancashire.
H5N8 avian flu confirmed on Staffordshire farm
31st March 2021
Defra has confirmed that the housing order will still be lifted despite a new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza – but other restrictions remain in place.
Bird flu housing measures to be lifted
19th March 2021
Chief veterinary officers have announced that poultry housing measures, implemented in December amid rising avian flu cases, will be lifted on 31st March.
Avian flu: Are we out of the woods?
27th January 2021
After a spate of avian flu outbreaks shocked the industry at the end of 2020, Farmers Guide reflects on the current situation.
“Better welfare and leg health” for broilers fed live fly larvae
15th January 2021
Netherlands study explores benefits of adding live black soldier fly larvae to broiler diets.
New cases of avian flu confirmed
21st December 2020
Further cases of avian influenza have been confirmed in Norfolk, Dorset and North Yorkshire.
Further avian flu outbreaks confirmed as housing order looms
7th December 2020
A turkey rearing premises in Norfolk is the latest to be hit by an outbreak of avian influenza, as the government announces new measures to control the spread.
Turkey rearing premises in N Yorks hit by avian flu
1st December 2020
The H5N8 strain of avian influenza was confirmed at a turkey fattening farm near Northallerton on Saturday (28th November).
Defra confirms latest avian flu case in Gloucestershire
20th November 2020
Avian flu H5N8 has been confirmed in captive birds at a non-poultry premises near Stroud in Gloucestershire.
Bird flu outbreak confirmed in Herefordshire
11th November 2020
A case of avian influenza H5N8 has been confirmed in broiler breeder chickens near Leominster in Herefordshire – the third outbreak to affect kept birds in the UK so far this year.
Avian flu risk raised to ‘high’ in Great Britain
9th November 2020
After two recent outbreaks of avian influenza in England, the risk level for the disease entering Great Britain via wild birds has been raised from ‘medium’ to ‘high’.