Prepare for avian influenza housing order, BFREPA tells members

Responding to DEFRA’s announcement on 3 December that a housing order for all poultry will be implemented on 14 December 2020, BFREPA CEO Robert Gooch said:

“The top priority for our members is bird welfare which is why we fully support a housing order as a necessary step towards protecting our hens from avian influenza.

“Farmers now have a short period to prepare for the housing order, which comes in to force on 14 December.

“BFREPA is in regular contact with Defra and the Chief Veterinary Officer to monitor the spread of avian influenza and we are urging all poultry keepers to comply with the rules of the housing order as well as implementing robust biosecurity protocols.”