Respiratory health is key for healthy birds. Poultry are vaccinated for the main pathogens that affect respiratory health, and many of the remaining diseases are viral and therefore unaffected by antibiotics. The best way to maintain good respiratory health for your birds is by optimising their air quality.
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We hosted a lively event at The Bell Country Inn, Llandrindod Wells, last week with some great speakers who really captured our attention.
In part three of our series, Flock Focus, we re-join Fred Powell and his family with their first flock in Mid Wales. Our last visit to Fred’s farm saw egg production underway, with 32,000 pullets reared by Humphrey Feed & Pullets in his new multi-tier Big Dutchman shed. The birds are now 51 weeks of age, and production is excellent.
Defra has extended its Avian Influenza (AI) Prevention Zone across the whole of England after 6 outbreaks of the H5N6 virus have been confirmed among wild birds in recent weeks.
The Government’s new focus on agricultural and rural affairs in the light of Brexit could be good news for farmers considering opportunities in the egg and broiler sectors.
Free range egg production is enjoying continued year on year growth, an opportunity that has not gone unnoticed by farmers working in less predictable sectors.
Our stand at the Welsh Winter Fair on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th November was bustling.
We are exhibiting at the Royal Winter Fair on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th November at the Royal Welsh Showground.
At the end of September – Martin Humphrey along with representatives from the NFU and Stonegate Farmers visited Brussels to discuss extensions to the 2 organic poultry derogations due to expire at the end of the year.
Peter Humphrey, of Humphrey Farms, has been presented with the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award by BFREPA (British Free Range Egg Producers Association).
According to Channel 4’s “Superfoods, the Real Story”, eggs share some of the superfood properties of kale, and one of the natural colourings we add to our poultry feed makes eggs even better for your health.
Poultry farmers received two tranches of welcome news recently in the aftermath of an outbreaks of Avian Influenza in the last year.
On 24 August, HF&P director Martin Humphrey, joined representatives from the NFU, Organic Farmers & Growers and Hook 2 Sisters, to meet with Defra on a broiler and layer farm near Exeter.
We were pleased to take part in 24 Hours in Farming which took place on August 10th. This year we produced a short fun video showing how eggs travel from the hen to the home. It featured our poultry feed and pullet specialist, David Hope, donning overalls and being put through his paces!
With the right level of support, pullet rearing can be a very profitable business and so if you are interested in becoming a pullet supplier, then please do get in touch!