Poultry

Did you know that 30% of poultry farmers
say they are experiencing the effects of climate change now and 58% say they expect to feel it in the next ten years? 58% report that they are installing measures to mitigate further change - are you part of the growing community that's taking action?

We’ve listed the fact sheets and case studies we feel would be most relevant to your work below.  You can see a full list of our resources here and it may also be useful for you to use our Interactive UK map to get up to date information and advice for your region.

The great news is that 38% of poultry farmers say they are taking action to adapt to the changing climate – that’s 8% more than say they are experiencing the effects. The economic and political incentives for taking action have never been greater.

As 48% of poultry farmers say they are interested in calculating the carbon footprint of their business, you may particularly be in interested in our Carbon Accounting fact sheet.

Read our poultry factsheet by clicking here.

Watch how poultry producer Elwyn Griffiths is saving £100,000/year by rainwater harvesting by clicking here.

Poultry - Blogs

  • Tue, 14/02/2017 - 10:09
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    City & Guilds has updated its Safe Use of Veterinary Medicines Certificate of Competence to reflect the growing awareness around the UK livestock sector of the need to respond to the antibiotic challenge. This qualification, which is open to...
  • Thu, 09/02/2017 - 11:25
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    Antimicrobial growth promoters have been used for more than 60 years to boost animal growth and feed efficiency in many countries. It is thought that most of these benefits come from suppression of the population of microbes in the gut, as these...
  • Thu, 26/01/2017 - 11:25
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    As the shortest day of the year approaches, scientists at Newcastle University believe that eggs could hold the answer to the lack of sunlight in the UK. Low vitamin D levels During summer months, the main source of vitamin D for people in the UK is...
  • Tue, 24/01/2017 - 09:35
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    Few influenza viruses are as widespread and adaptable as avian influenza viruses, and scientists are not entirely sure why. In a new commentary two leading influenza experts from the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID),...
  • Fri, 20/01/2017 - 10:50
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    Researchers from Egypt looked at the effect of formic acid and potassium diformate on performance, immunity and the gut health of broiler chickens. Acidifiers such as pure organic acids have been used as feed preservatives for protecting feed from...

Poultry - Case Studies

Stephen Frankel specialises in producing meat from high-husbandry rare breeds on his farm Carhart Mill near Wadebridge, Cornwall. An advocate of the...
Andrew Ingram, a farmer from Oxfordshire, installed one of the first on-farm solar PV systems in England. Importantly he was one of the first of a...
Elywyn Griffiths is a poultry farmer in Shropshire. He has installed a rainwater harvesting and filtration system with a capacity to create 300...