Bird flu will not affect your Christmas dinner
A farmer from Biggleswade has said that there is no risk of bird flu there. Hence everyone’s Christmas dinner will not be affected even though there are plenty of scare stories being circulated, says one farm technician from Stratton Upper School farm.
Biggleswade School’s farm rears pigs, sheep and poultry. A worker from this farm, Ian MacDonald has doubts that the disease will enter the UK.
He said, “You’re more likely to get run over going home from work tonight than you are to get bird flu.
“All our birds are indoors. The fact is most poultry is kept indoors and they never get exposed to wild birds that much.
“When the time comes Defra will give out guidelines. At the moment we’ve just got to wait and see.
“My personal view is, don’t worry about it at the moment and I don’t think there will be a shortage of turkeys for the table this year.”
At present certain measures have been taken to prevent the UK from being affected by the bird flu virus. Such measures have been to ban bird fairs, markets and shows unless they have been declared safe. Live imports of birds have also been banned.