Can you Find it – Business © 2017 THE FULL STORY…BIRD OWNERS MUST REGISTERPublished in Can you find it Business Edition on Thursday, January 5th 2016
POULTRY breeders are being urged to register their flocks as part of a new scheme to tackle any bird flu threat.
Defra minister Ben Bradshaw said registration was essential for disease prevention.
He said: “Currently no central database of poultry flocks exists.
“This should be seen as an essential disease prevention measure.
“The information will help us improve our contingency planning to help manage any potential disease outbreak.”
Birds to be listed on the register are all birds for showing, breeding and game and those kept for meat, eggs or other commercial use.
Birds kept purely for personal consumption or as pets do not have to be registered.
Owners have until February 28 to register. Forms can be obtained by calling 0800 634 1112.