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!

DEFRA publishes report into H7N7 outbreak


DEFRA have published the epidemiological report into the July outbreak of HPAI H7N7 in Lancashire. This is likely to have resulted from an incursion of LPAI virus that then mutated to HPAI in the IP. The outbreak was not related to the LPAI outbreak in... Read More | Share it now!

Industry to hold Avian Influenza meetings across the UK


With three cases of Avian Influenza (AI) in the UK over the past nine months, AI is the single biggest threat to the UK and global poultry industry. The UK Poultry Health and Welfare Group (PHWG) will be holding several informative events across Great... Read More | Share it now!

Norfolk to host annual goose walk


British Goose producers from all over the country will be congregating in Norfolk on Thursday October 15 for the annual farm walk of British Goose Producers. The event begins with a welcome at 11.00am and ‘goose walk’ with a discussion on topical... Read More | Share it now!

FSA release final report on retail survey


The FSA today published their full report on the 12 month survey of campylobacter levels on fresh whole chicken at retail. The survey measured levels across the major retailers across the UK finding an average of 19% of samples in the highest category.... Read More | Share it now!

Revive tradition by eating British Goose at Michaelmas


We’re fast approaching Michaelmas, which marks the start of the farming year and a traditional time to eat goose.  A new website was launched today for the British Goose Producers (BGP), a sector group of the British Poultry Council... Read More | Share it now!