More than 10,000 turkeys will be culled from premises in North Yorkshire after bird flu is confirmed there, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said.
A statement said: “Avian influenza from the H5N8 strain was confirmed on Saturday, Nov. 28 at a turkey fattening farm near Northallerton.
“All 10,500 birds on the farm will be humanely culled to limit the spread of the disease. A temporary control zone of 3 km and 10 km has been established around the infected site to limit the risk of spreading the disease. “
The statement said there is no expected impact on the supply of turkeys or other birds during Christmas.