Seasonal poultry production is a key enterprise for many farms, and with difficulties sourcing skilled labour, utilising advancements in technology could help increase processing rates and ease production pressures. Tom Woolman considers the infrastructure options available.
The UK Health Security Agency has reassured the public that avian influenza does not spread easily to people after the cases were found
On this weeks Over the Farm Gate podcast livestock reporter, Katie Fallon talks to the UKs Chief Veterinary Officer, Christine Middlemiss, after housing measures for bird keepers in England were lifted this week.
The housing order for poultry and captive birds in England, Wales and Northern Ireland has been lifted today
A new industry report details pathways for how the UK’s poultry industry could live with bird flu and mitigate virus risk going forward.
Rising temperatures in recent years have resulted in cases of heat stress becoming more prevalent in poultry, but planning ahead can mitigate the problem. Ellie Layton reports.
Birdkeepers have been urged to maintain scrupulous biosecurity standards with bird flu housing measures across England and Wales to be lifted on April 18
After the success of the first round of funding in 2022, Katie Fallon looks at what is involved in round two of the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund.
As labour supply remains a challenge for the agricultural industry, understanding how to best attract future employees, is key to combating the hidden costs of staff turnover.
The Government is being urged to step up its testing of wild birds as experts fear returning seabirds could trigger a new wave of avian flu outbreaks.