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It was a year ago, and many of you will remember, during the barrage of avian influenza outbreaks that my farm was closed with the loss of 200,000 pullets.
The BFREPA Telegram channel was regularly lit up with a constant barrage of daily cases, each telling a devastating story of a farmer with their livelihoods on the line.
It was an important week for the industry, with the long-anticipated reply from RSPCA. Producers and packers were united in their anger with the proposed rule changes, which are unworkable and lack any consultation with the industry.
November and December were undoubtedly as busy for BFREPA as I can remember. 2024 is unlikely to start any quieter for me personally, as my pullets are delivered in February, one year after the AI outbreak at my farm.
The RSPCA moved the scheduled meeting back to 22nd January, and Robert Gooch has submitted the BFREPA response to the Fairness in the Supply Chain consultation with all the responses from the member's survey.