The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) and CAFRE will move the Northern Ireland (NI) poultry industry conference online because of avian influenza. 

The conference will take place virtually on Monday, 5 December. 

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The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) recently implemented a housing order which came into effect on Mondaym 28 November 2022. 

Topics to be discussed at the virtual conference include:

  • Retail update – John Kirkpatrick, Agricultural Manager, Tesco
  • Avian Influenza – Lessons learned and current position – Robert Huey, Chief Veterinary Officer, DAERA
  • Energy – matching renewable technologies to business needs – Richard Bell, founder and past Managing Director of Solmatix Renewables

UFU deputy president John McLenaghan said, “Following DAERA’s housing measures, the UFU and CAFRE made the decision to host the poultry conference online, minimising the spread of AI. 

“Poultry producers will be able to enjoy the fantastic line up of speakers addressing key issues affecting poultry farmers in NI at present, from the comfort of their own home.”

Those already registered for the conference will be emailed a link to join online and do not need to register again.

To register for the UFU and CAFRE’s virtual poultry conference, visit the UFU website, or contact UFU HQ 02890 370 222.