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!



“Pathfinders” is what the VMD’s Peter Boriello called the British poultry sector. He was referring to the work we have done on understanding our use of antibiotics, and it’s a term that feels about right. While we’d love... Read More | Share it now!

British Poultry Sector Reduces Antibiotic Use by 44%


British Poultry Sector Reduces Antibiotic Use by 44% The British poultry sector has reduced its use of antibiotics by 44% since 2012, it was revealed today at a reception in Parliament. Coinciding with the launch of its report, ‘Leading the Way in... Read More | Share it now!

BPC Chief Executive to step down


The British Poultry Council announces that Andrew Large, who has been 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 British... 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Outdated Welfare Guidance to Remain in UK Livestock Sectors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!