The choice to elevate the requirement for all poultry keepers to accommodate their birds is nice information for Britain’s poultry farmers and displays the diminished threat Avian Influenza now presents.
The housing measures which required all poultry keepers to maintain their birds inside will likely be lifted from 1 April, following the chance stage to poultry and wild birds within the UK being decreased to medium by the Animal and Plant Well being Company. The measures have been in place since 14 December 2020.
NFU chief poultry adviser Aimee Mahony mentioned: “All poultry keepers have performed an important position in minimising the specter of Avian Influenza and have subsequently contributed to permitting these measures to be lifted.
“Will probably be an incredible aid to farmers with free-range flocks which have needed to home their birds for over three months because of these government-imposed measures, and they are going to be happy that they’ll as soon as once more give their birds entry to the skin vary space.
“Whereas the specter of Avian Influenza has decreased, it’s nonetheless extremely essential that everybody who retains birds stays vigilant and continues to comply with enhanced biosecurity measures, whether or not they’re a industrial farmer with hundreds of birds or any individual with one hen within the backyard.”