More than 10,000 turkeys to be culled after avian flu outbreak

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.