Updated: 24/12/16 : 05:38:41
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Flock owners urged to maintain vigilance

IFA Poultry Chairman Nigel Renaghan has welcomed the decision by the Department of Agriculture to issue a housing order requiring all poultry and captive birds to be kept within a secure building.

He said, “This is a necessary and practical measure in response to the confirmation of a case of bird flu in Wales earlier this week. I would urge all flock owners to review their bio-security protocols and ensure all measures are being taken”.

Nigel Renaghan said everybody should work to safeguard the health of our poultry flock and he reassured consumers that farmers would remain vigilant. “There is no risk to humans as avian flu only affects birds.”