Setting up Poults for Success Naturally

Great days in the field in any season are all about the planning and setting birds up for success. Establishing the right physical foundations for your poults to enable the bird to achieve optimal performance, will not only result in well-developed birds capable of “flying high” to keep customers returning year on year but ensureContinue reading “Setting up Poults for Success Naturally”

Wiltshire vet rescues game exports to the European Union

A Wiltshire vet has managed to claw back the continental game meat market, teetering on collapse, due to paperwork issues experienced by game shipments on their way to the EU. Since the 1st January 2021, and the UK’s exit from the EU, the game meat sector has been hit by a paperwork fiasco that hasContinue reading “Wiltshire vet rescues game exports to the European Union”

Replanting hedgerows in Nidderdale

Another fantastic article written by the Nidderdale Moorland Group explaining how sporting estates do a lot of conservation work that does not just benefit shooting. The Estates are managing the ground so that they can be enjoyed by future generations. Alongside digging drainage grips on our moorlands after the two world wars, we also lostContinue reading “Replanting hedgerows in Nidderdale”

The latest Avian Flu Guidance from Defra

On 21st November, Avian influenza H5N8 was confirmed in poultry and captive birds at a premises near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. This was confirmed as Highly Pathogenic on the 23rd November and a 3km Protection and 10km Surveillance Zone put in place around the infected premises. On 19th November, Avian influenza H5N8 was also confirmed in captive birds at a wetlandContinue reading “The latest Avian Flu Guidance from Defra”

General Licences 2021

New General Licences come into effect on 1 January 2021 New licences published today (Monday 9 November) by Defra for the control of birds such as woodpigeons, crows and magpies have been given a mixed reception by the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation (NGO). The General Licences (GL40, GL41 and GL42) will come into effect throughout England on 1Continue reading “General Licences 2021”