Poultry World July 2014 Editorial: A massive, positive development says NFU

The July 2014 Editorial in the Poultry World is titled “Rule amendment brings poultry litter burning closer”. The amendment to the animal by-products regulations has been signed off in Brussels. A spokesman for the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) said “We are already working with one operation which has applied for approval, with the aim of that approval being granted as soon as the EU legislation comes into force”.

The NFU says that burning litter on farm will make the UK poultry sector more sustainable. “This represents a massive, positive development for the industry, one which embraces new technology” said NFU poultry board chairman Duncan Priestner. “There are also a number of other benefits, including healthier birds, minimised biosecurity risks and opportunities to use nutrient-rich ash on farmland,” Mr Priestner added.

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