Heat stress and AI - are you prepared?

06 December 2022, 13:00 – 16:00

HARC (Herefordshire Archive & Records Centre), Fir Tree Lane, Hereford, HR2 6LA

Poultry shed

Poultry shed

Heat stress isn’t the first thing on everyone’s mind as we head into winter, but poultry producers will need to plan early to ensure sheds are sufficiently equipped to tackle the rising temperatures we’re likely to have again next year, particularly if additional equipment is needed. To help you get prepared, we’re bringing together experts from across the industry.

Join us for an afternoon to hear advice from professionals, practical experiences from other producers, and put your questions forward.

With AI continuing to pose a significant threat to the whole industry, we’ll also discuss contingency planning and the update to AI insurance and government compensation.

Arrival and light lunch

Preventing and tackling heat stress in birds: Ben George, St David’s Poultry Team Vet

Getting prepared for heat stress – what does best practice look like & what measures can be implemented on-farm:

  • Sam Kenworthy, Sales Director at Lubing (UK & Ireland) Ltd
  • Ben Hay, Director at Hay Farms

Poultry AI – Importance of a contingency plan and what to do if you have an outbreak:

  • Julian Sparrey, Technical Director at Livetec
  • Richard Corbett, Corbett Farms Limited (farmer case study)

AI insurance and government compensation update: Matthew Price, Senior Agent at NFU Mutual

Nitrogen and Phosphate reporting for poultry farmers – new requirements for those in the Wye catchment from 2023: Georgie Hyde, Environment & Land Use Adviser at NFU West Midlands

Q&A and close

To book your place please use the green register button attached. You can also register by calling 01952 400500 or email: [email protected]

Please ensure you take sensible precautions in terms of the vehicle used to travel to the event and the clothing you wear. We will also continue to review the AI situation in the lead up to the event and will move to a virtual format if necessary.

Event details
Start Date
06 December 2022 at 13:00
End Date
06 December 2022 at 16:00
Location

HARC (Herefordshire Archive & Records Centre), Fir Tree Lane, Hereford, HR2 6LA

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