Free range eggs no longer available in the UK as avian flu outbreak continues
22nd March 2022
Compulsory bird housing measures have now been in place for more than 16 weeks as the UK battles its worst outbreak of avian flu to date.
Reducing ammonia emissions with air scrubbing systems
10th March 2022
UK poultry farms are increasingly being challenged by permitting requirements to reduce the concentrations of ammonia leaving houses. draperGROUP senior ventilation consultant Justin Emery provides some guidance.
Sensor and app tech drives welfare and profitability
4th March 2022
As farmers face ongoing recruitment problems, price rises and regulatory changes, Chris Beamish, chief operating officer at Greengage Agritech, explores robust technology that can be incorporated into the farm’s existing set up, improving welfare, efficiency and profitability.
Further cases of avian flu reported in Suffolk
2nd March 2022
A new spate of H5N1 outbreaks has been confirmed in Suffolk – near Redgrave and Elmswell.
Should we be worried about the UK’s first human case of H5 avian flu?
14th January 2022
After the first human case of H5 avian flu was detected in the UK, Farmers Guide spoke to virologist Dr Phillip Gould about this rare species jump, and what farmers should be aware of as H5N1 cases escalate in UK birds.
First human case of H5 avian flu detected in the UK
6th January 2022
Routine testing revealed very rare case of transmission to a human after close contact with infected birds.
Avian flu cases continue into new year
5th January 2022
New cases of H5N1 have been confirmed in Lincolnshire, Cumbria and Berkshire so far this month, as well as a number of new confirmed cases over Christmas and New Year.
‘Take urgent action or risk losing flocks to avian flu’ – chief vet
21st December 2021
The UK is facing its most significant avian influenza risk to date.
Further cases of avian flu reported
13th December 2021
Defra has confirmed more cases of highly pathogenic H5N1 in Lincolnshire and South Derbyshire, as well as new outbreaks elsewhere in the UK.
UK poultry farms battling “largest ever” avian flu outbreak
10th December 2021
Chief vet “very concerned” as around half a million birds culled and the number of premises infected with H5N1 rises to more than 40.
Covid-19: Travel quarantine exemption for seasonal poultry workers
1st December 2021
The NFU has been working with the government and industry to find a solution to concerns that migrant seasonal poultry workers would face travel restrictions this year because of Covid-19.
Avian flu detected at premises in Lancashire
26th November 2021
H5N1 has been confirmed at two new premises – near Poulton le Flyde, Wyre and near Clitheroe, Ribble Valley.