PCGB/DEFRA LIaison Update - 12/04/2017

'The Poultry Club of Great Britain has been, and remains in regular contact with DEFRA  regarding bird flu in the UK and the restrictions associated with it.

We are pleased that current restrictions on poultry keepers right across the country will be lifted this Thursday (13th April), however, with the prohibition on poultry gatherings still in place, the PCGB's liaisons to DEFRA will be meeting with officials at the Department on the 19th April to lobby for these restrictions to be lifted at the end of April, if not before.

The PCGB will also use this meeting as an opportunity to gain reassurances surrounding whether the Department has any intentions to impose future restrictions  on poultry gatherings in an attempt to manage avian influenza.

As a Club we welcome input from Breed Club's and our membership, and should you wish to have any particular items taken forward to the meeting on the 19th April on your behalf, please do let us know by emailing the Secretary: info@poultryclub.org'