BPC Chief Executive Leaves


The British Poultry Council announces that Andrew Large, who has been its Chief Executive since May 2013, will leave his post on 30th April 2016. John Reed, BPC Chairman, said: “The BPC Board would like to thank Andrew Large for guiding the... Read More | Share it now!

BPC Antibiotic Stewardship Scheme Publishes Data Demonstrating Successful Responsible Use Strategy


The BPC Antibiotic Stewardship Scheme today published a report on its strategy for responsible use of antibiotics including its data from 2012-2015. Read the report here: The_BPC_Antibiotic_Stewardship_Scheme_April2016 It is the first UK livestock... Read More | Share it now!

Outdated Welfare Guidance to Remain in UK Livestock Sectors


Today the government reversed its decision to move towards jointly-owned welfare guidance. BPC Chairman John Reed said, “We’re disappointed by the change of policy at Defra. What this means now is that we, along with other livestock sectors, will... Read More | Share it now!

FSA Results Show Continued Progress Made on Campylobacter


The Food Standards Agency (FSA) today released the latest results of the year two survey measuring campylobacter in fresh, whole chickens at retail. The results show a continued reduction compared to the same sampling period last year with 11% of... Read More | Share it now!

British Poultry Meat Sector Leads the Way in Antibiotic Reduction


Antibiotic usage data collected by the British Poultry Council (BPC) for 2015, shows the poultry meat sector has continued to make significant progress. The data collected in 2015 showed a 28% drop in overall usage of antibiotics compared to... Read More | Share it now!

AI in Scotland: Update


The Scottish Government this afternoon confirmed the presence of low pathogenic AI (LPAI) on a broiler breeder farm in Dunfermline. The full press release can be viewed here. The key points to note are: The suspect premises now becomes and infected... Read More | Share it now!

Avian Influenza in Scotland


The Scottish Government has updated the information on the avian influenza incident in Fife. The original page can be viewed here. The British Poultry Council is urging all poultry keepers to remain vigilant at this time for signs of AI. Text from the... Read More | Share it now!

British Poultry Industry Celebrates Excellence at BPC House of Commons Awards 2015


“People are our greatest asset”     On Tuesday 8th December, the British Poultry Industry came together once again at a now much anticipated ceremony, to celebrate the outstanding achievements of highly skilled individuals at... Read More | Share it now!

FSA Welcomes Progress on Campylobacter


The Food Standards Agency today welcomed the latest survey results of campylobacter in whole chickens at retail. The results show a significant improvement against the same period last year, with 15% of samples (22% in 2014) tested in the higher level... Read More | Share it now!

PHWG launches Avian Influenza Roadshows


The UK Poultry Health and Welfare Group (PHWG) held the first of ten Avian Influenza (AI) roadshows yesterday in Perth, Scotland. The meeting attracted over 100 delegates with poultry producers, Scottish Government, APHA, Local Authorities, SRUC, FSA... Read More | Share it now!