New Case of AI in Lincolnshire


Defra has this evening confirmed an outbreak of HPAI H5N8 in a flock of commercial turkeys in Lincolnshire. Defra has issued a Declaration Order and a 3km Protection Zone (PZ) and 10km Surveillance Zone (SZ) have been put in place.  The infected... Read More | Share it now!

Avian Influenza in Lincolnshire


Defra confirmed this afternoon (16th December) that highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), of the same strain that has been circulating in Europe, has been found on a turkey farm near Louth in Lincolnshire. The official notification can be found... Read More | Share it now!

BPC Supports the housing of poultry against risk of AI


The British Poultry Council, as part of the Poultry Health and Welfare Group, supports the Defra decision to implement an order for a temporary housing of poultry in England; along with the parallel decisions taken in Scotland and Wales. This is a... Read More | Share it now!

BPC Setting Milestones in Antibiotic Stewardship


The British Poultry Council (BPC) is setting milestones for the responsible stewardship of antibiotics over the last year. In 2015: Antibiotic use in poultry meat production accounted for only 13.5% of the total used in food animal production The use... Read More | Share it now!

BPC Chairman Looks Ahead to Brexit Challenges


At the recent BPC AGM, the newly re-elected Chairman, Mr John Reed, spoke of the challenges facing the British poultry meat sector, and also of how a strong and dynamic sector should be facing them with confidence. Beginning his fourth term as... Read More | Share it now!

FSA’s Challenges of Antimicrobial Resistance


In his report released today (21st September) Professor Guy Poppy, the FSA’s Chief Scientific Advisor, outlines the challenges that food production faces in dealing with antimicrobial resistance (AMR). His thoughts echo those of the O’Neill... Read More | Share it now!

Antibiotic Stewardship: Government response to O’Neill


The Government today published its response to the O’Neill Report on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). The BPC is pleased to see the Government pick up the baton so firmly on this crucial issue and support the poultry meat sector in its work to... Read More | Share it now!

Antibiotic Stewardship: The Scientific Debate


The British poultry sector has reduced its use of antibiotics by 44% since 2012. The industry has recognised a problem, taken action, and made its commitment clear in our report: ‘Leading the Way in the Responsible Use of... Read More | Share it now!

The O’Neill Report: BPC Response


Tackling Drug-Resistant Infections Globally, the final report of the group chaired by Jim O’Neill is a very welcome addition to a growing body of work on antimicrobial resistance. The BPC Antibiotic Stewardship Scheme was set up in 2011 to develop a... Read More | Share it now!

New 5-Year Agreement for British Poultry Training


The four partners who form British Poultry Training,  BPC, NFU, Poultec and Lantra have committed to a new 5 year agreement to build and continue the success of their “Poultry Passport” industry programme. The group originally came together in... Read More | Share it now!