UK’s North East National Farmers' Union will convene a meeting for the region's chicken producers on September 2 to discuss proposed changes to the European Broiler Welfare Directive, nebusiness.co.uk reported. The meeting will be held at the NFU regional office in York.
Rob Newberry, NFU's chief poultry advisor, will brief participants on the latest negotiations regarding the directive and the organization's actions to ensure that the changes do not adversely affect UK producers. The changes are slated to come into effect next year.
Other welfare initiatives such as plans to develop a national campylobacter strategy, and the latest on cost and responsibility sharing for animal diseases, will also be discussed.