Bird flu was discovered at a chicken farm in Barneveld, and the government ordered the culling of 41,000 chickens and banned the transportation of chickens in the area.
this is 12th Reported since early August, the Ministry of Agriculture acknowledged in June that the situation was a serious, year-round problem.
Farms within 10km of Barneveld-affected farms are not allowed to transport birds to avoid further infection, affecting 220 poultry farms, broadcaster NOS reports. is doing.
“This is a big blow,” the president of the Dutch poultry farmer’s organization Nederland Vakbond Pruimwehouders Bert Jan Opratt told the NOS. Already new birds have been banned, he added. “This means another six months of no income.”
No other animals need to be slaughtered as there are no poultry farms in the immediate vicinity of the affected farms.
Infections usually have a seasonal dimension, with a decline in the summer, Oplaat added, but that was not the case this year. Earlier this week, the Agriculture Minister reported an outbreak of bird flu on a farm in Bryja, northeast Friesland. This means 66,000 broiler chickens will be slaughtered.
The infection comes from wild bird populations, and farmers want more options in terms of getting rid of wild birds with lasers and acoustic guns.
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