Food and Agriculture


  • UK: 8,000 ducks to be culled as Norfolk’s third bird flu case confirmed

    December 20, 2020

    Norfolk’s third bird flu outbreak this month has been confirmed at a duck breeding farm near Attleborough – Credit: Defra A duck breeding farm near Attleborough has become Norfolk’s third confirmed case of bird flu this month. Defra says all 8,000 birds on the premises will now be humanely culled in an effort to stop the spread ...

  • UK: Bird flu outbreaks spark order for all captive flocks to be kept indoors

    December 6, 2020

    Poultry and other captive birds will have to be kept indoors under tightened rules aimed at curbing the spread of bird flu following a series of outbreaks. The move was ordered by the Chief Veterinary Officers for England, Scotland and Wales following cases of the “highly infectious” disease, including in the wild. From 14 December, all bird ...

  • Ireland: Agriculture Minister warns of bird flu epidemic across Ireland

    December 1, 2020

    The Agriculture Minister says there is a risk of a bird flu epidemic across the island of Ireland. It domes after five cases of the virus were detected among wild birds in the Republic, and two in the North, in the past five weeks. In a joint action by both agriculture ministers, bio-security measures are being stepped ...

  • UK: Thousands of turkeys to be culled after bird flu outbreak at North Yorkshire farm

    November 29, 2020

    More than 10,000 turkeys are to be culled at a farm in North Yorkshire after an outbreak of bird flu. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said avian influenza poses little risk to public health and the H5N8 strain of the virus involved does not affect food safety. All 10,500 birds at the turkey fattening ...