30 Mar 2012
DEPARTMENT ACTION PRECAUTIONARY ON AVIAN FLU INCIDENTPoultry
IFA President John Bryan said the Department of Agriculture has confirmed to the IFA that the Avian Flu incident in Cork is not the virulent H5N1 strain of the virus.
John Bryan said the Department has confirmed that all necessary precautionary measures have been put in place, including a 1km temporary restriction zone and the 100 pheasants of the Gun Club involved have been slaughtered on a purely precautionary basis.
The IFA President requested that Poultry growers and their families to be extra vigilant in respect of their bio-security measures.