Avian Influenza Roadshows Autumn 2016

Defra Bird Flu Sign_25549The Poultry Health and Welfare Group has organised a second series of AI roadshows across the country for poultry producers.

There will be 11 events in total, starting on Friday 11 November in  Builth Wells, Powys, and ending on Thursday 15 December in Bowscar, Penrith. The roadshows are free to attend however registration is required.

This year the roadshows will focus on contingency planning, helping farmers to create a site-specific plan for their own businesses.

NFU chief poultry adviser Gary Ford said: "It is important for producers to attend these meetings as the threat of AI has not gone away, particularly given that the wild waterfowl migration season will soon be upon us."

This year's shows will be a continuation from those run in autumn 2015 and will focus on contingency planning. A number of expert speakers will be on-hand at each event, including representatives of veterinary practices, the APHA and the Environment Agency. Following feedback from 2015, options for wash down water and contaminated litter disposal will be discussed at the 2016 roadshows.

British Poultry Training Passport

Those attending an event will have their attendance recorded on their British Poultry Training Passport if they hold one (please sign the register which will be available on the day of each event).

The dates and venues for all of the events are listed below and online registration is now open. Arrival time will be 10am for coffee and tea with a 10:30am start and each event will aim to be finished by 3pm.

Please register for a place at one of the roadshows:

Click here to complete the meeting registration form

Please note some of the venues are now fully booked, further details in the table below:

Date Venue
Friday 11th Nov NFU Office, Agriculture House, Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3TU

Monday 14th Nov


Park Hotel, 29 Denmark St, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4LE


Tuesday 15th Nov Lady Eastwood Centre, Rooms 1 & 2, Newark & Notts Agricultural Society Newark Showground, Winthorpe, Newark, NG24 2NY

Friday 18th Nov


NFU Office, Agriculture House, 207 Tadcaster Rd, Dringhouses, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 1UD


Tuesday 22nd Nov NFU Rural Centre, West Mains, Ingliston, Midlothian, EH28 8LT

Thursday 24th Nov


Glangarioch Room at Thainstone Mart, Thainstone, Inverurie, AB51 5XZ


Friday 25th Nov


NFU Office, Agriculture House, Southwater Way, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4NR


Tuesday 29th Nov NFU Office, Agriculture House, Pynes Hill, Rydon Lane, Exeter, Devon, EX2 5ST
Wednesday 7th Dec NFU Office, Unit 8 Ground Floor, Rotherbrook Court, Bedford Rd, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3QG
Wednesday 14th Dec NFU Office, Agriculture House, Willie Snaith Rd, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 7SN
Thursday 15th Dec Stoneybeck Inn, Bowscar, Penrith, CA11 8R

Last edited on: 06:12:2016

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  • Posted by: John HowePosted on: 27/10/2016 19:58:33

    Comment: wonderful, what about Christmas Turkey Producers who are flat out until Christmas but have spare time in Jan/Feb/March?

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