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A Guide to Interventions

Interventions are the actions taken at specific points in the production chain that have the best potential to either block or reduce the presence of campylobacter. They are science-based and the result of the many projects undertaken since 2009. Our key intervention points are: On farm biosecurity Catching practices Thinning practices Crates and modules Scalding…

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Enhanced Red Tractor Farm Assurance

Project outline Red Tractor Farm Assurance provides information and guidance on best practice standards for farmers and the standards manual are available to all whether or not they are members of the scheme. In April 2011 Red Tractor Farm Assurance standards were amended to improve bio-security requirements AM9 page 21 Biosecurity standards introduced a…

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Incentives for Farmers

Project Outline The initial trial involved 3 farms that had taken part in the larger biosecurity project. The farms had good biosecurity systems in place and were experienced at taking samples for testing. 25 sheds were tested over 3 crops during the summer months. Farmers took boot sock samples at thin and at depopulation when appropriate. These were…

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Farm Biosecurity Project

Project outline To implement agreed biosecurity controls on selected poultry farms and assess their effectiveness at excluding campylobacter from the flocks or reducing the number of bacteria on carcases. Measurement of the level of contamination was by enumeration of campylobacter in the caeca and on the neck skins. The project analysed the results of on farm…

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