Avian influenza outbreak in Yorkshire: 48,000 free-range birds infected 

Avian influenza has been confirmed on a Yorkshire free-range farm consisting of 48,000 birds. It is the UK’s first case in months. 

Supermarket to reduce poultry stocking densities

Morrisons has just announced it will lower its poultry stocking density to 30kg/m2 by the end of the year.

Poultry farmers win High Court battle against APHA on bird flu compensation  

Poultry farmers have won a landmark legal challenge against the government in a battle over the proper compensation payable to poultry farmers affected by avian flu.

Reflecting on farming in 2023

With 2024 well underway, it’s the time of year to reflect on lessons learnt from the last 12 months. Stuart Wilkieson, Sam Coulson, and John Lack from Elta Group’s agricultural brands answer some key questions on the trends seen.

British farmers take to social media to celebrate Buy my Turkey Day

Families are being encouraged to buy British, buy local and buy a whole turkey this Christmas, as part of an NFU campaign to celebrate British turkey producers.

Poultry farmers urged to “make their voices heard”

The NFU is urgently seeking information on poultry farmers’ plans for production over the next few years.

Avian flu risk reduced to medium

Defra has downgraded the risk of HPAI H5 in wild birds, after a reduction in the number of findings.

Avian flu: Better communication with backyard keepers needed

New research suggests Defra and APHA must improve communications with small-scale poultry keepers, as a lack of understanding of avian flu rules is hampering control measures.

Fairness in egg supply chain to be reviewed

The government has announced a review to end unfair practices in the egg supply chain.

New market access for British poultry meat

UK poultry meat producer Moy Park has become the first to be officially registered to export cooked poultry meat to Japan under a new agreement.

Avian flu: Top scientists share new insights

Scientists have made new discoveries on airborne spread of AI, and revealed Northern Gannets and Shag are showing signs of developing immunity to avian influenza, according to research published todayscien (20th October).

Egg producer who lost 192,000 hens in AI cull to share story at BFREPA Live

This year’s BFREPA Live event will feature Scottish egg producer James Baxter, who will talk about the harsh realities of dealing with bird flu, having lost his entire flock of nearly 200,000 hens to a mandatory cull following a positive test in January.

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