Newcastle Disease risk is increased to medium

Defra has updated their outbreak assessment for Newcastle Disease (ND) to reflect the increase in outbreaks across Europe. The risk level for an incursion of ND in poultry in the UK has increased to medium. There have been several outbreaks in Belgium in both...

Use of AstroKerb on Rape

Due to the shortage of cereal straw this year some growers are baling rape straw instead of chopping it.     Please be aware that if AstroKerb was used as a herbicide on the rape in the autumn/winter the straw cannot be used as animal bedding....