“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’.

Thousands of birds culled after Cheshire bird flu outbreak

Avian flu of the H5N8 strain has been confirmed at a farm near Frodsham in Cheshire, the Animal and Plant Health Agency has announced.

Bird flu confirmed at Kent farm

Avian influenza H5N2 has been confirmed at a small commercial premises near Deal in Kent today (2nd November), the Animal and Plant Agency has revealed.

Further free range egg expansion “unnecessary and unsustainable”

According to the British Free Range Egg Producers Association, if the free range egg sector continues to expand at the current rate it will create a significant oversupply situation, driving down the price paid to farmers and reducing profitability yet further.

Tackling ammonia, odour and dust emissions in pig and poultry housing

Ammonia, odour and dust emissions are an unavoidable by-product of both poultry, egg and pig production. Exhaust air treatment systems assist with this problem by reducing emissions of odours, bioaerosols, dust and ammonia bonds by up to 90 per cent.

Egg price comparison tool to launch for free range producers

The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) will launch a Costings Portal in October to allow farmers to see how the price they get paid for their eggs compares with others across the UK and Northern Ireland.

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