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British egg farmers can still use free range label despite bird ‘flu housing rules

By The Poultry Site   

Features Barn Management Production Biosecurity Diseases Global

Poultry across the UK have been forced indoors as a precaution.

Dec. 7, 2016 – Poultry across England, Scotland and Wales have been forced indoors as a precaution after announcements by the Chief Veterinary Officers of the countries of avian influenza prevention zones.

The requirements aim to protect poultry from a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza which has been spreading around Europe recently.

Housing birds is more of an issue for free range producers, but they will retain the ability to market their eggs as free range for the duration of the order. | READ MORE.


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