Turkey will be closed from Monday to protect against new bird flu and secure sufficient quantities for Christmas.
Very contagious strains were discovered last week on more and more UK farms, putting risks to all poultry.
A government veterinarian ordered by law on Wednesday to keep all birds indoors.
Farms that cannot get them inside must take steps to keep their flock away from wild birds.
This is until the turkey, geese, ducks and chickens are blocked Christmas.. They can still be transferred to a slaughterhouse.
This move comes after confirmed cases of a particularly rapidly prevalent variant of bird flu in the United Kingdom, with 15 cases in the United Kingdom alone.
According to poultry experts, this strain is so contagious that as soon as a turkey or chicken gets it, the flock will all get it “within a few hours”. prize.
One source said, “This is a big worry, but I hope it will pick the buds soon. When people fall in a flock, they all fall.”
The National Farmers’ Union is working with all members to make room for birds by Monday. It is understood that large farms have capacity and many high turnover farms already have them inside.
Families who have their own chickens at home also have to put the chickens inside.
Bird flu is fatal to birds, but it poses little risk to humans.
The main concern is that if the entire turkey herd becomes ill, it will not be enough for Christmas lunch.
About 10 million turkeys are bred and sold each year in the UK, and there are more than 1,000 farms for chickens and turkeys.
In a joint statement, four UK veterinarians said, “Measures to keep birds indoors or away from wild birds after Monday, whether or not they have a few or thousands of birds. Must be taken. “
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Turkey has been blocked to save Christmas dinner after the outbreak of the new bird flu
SourceTurkey has been blocked to save Christmas dinner after the outbreak of the new bird flu