Brexit: What is the real cost to the meat industry?

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

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

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

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?

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

Netherlands study explores benefits of adding live black soldier fly larvae to broiler diets.

New cases of avian flu confirmed

Further cases of avian influenza have been confirmed in Norfolk, Dorset and North Yorkshire.

Further avian flu outbreaks confirmed as housing order looms

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

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

Avian flu H5N8 has been confirmed in captive birds at a non-poultry premises near Stroud in Gloucestershire. 

Bird flu outbreak confirmed in Herefordshire

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

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’.

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