Avian Influenza – Bird Flu Advice

The presence of Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) has prevented many shoots from being able to purchase eggs or poults at the outset of their season or even having to curtail their seasons mid-way through the year following localised outbreaks. This has not only affected game shooting through a lack of gamebirds released, but also those involved in game shooting, from Estate owners and managers, keepers, local suppliers and the guns themselves. At JM Osborne Rural and Sporting, we have always taken a very early and active approach to managing such situations, and provide a variety of bespoke advice to managed and non-managed Estates, shoots and individual guns alike, depending on their bespoke circumstances.

We have been heavily involved in advising all parties that have been impacted by the impacts of Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) throughout the UK and have provided regular advice on:

  • Supply chain problems in relation to the supply of eggs or poults to shoots throughout the UK
  • Bespoke plans for shoots in their prevention of Avian Influenza through a series of biosecurity measures and shoot protocols
  • Long term resilience planning for “living” with Avian Influenza
  • Managing the effects of Avian Influenza on a shoot, both from the perspective of the Estate and also those who have booked to shoot there

 If you would like to talk through how Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) is affecting your shoot and the possibilities and indeed opportunities that this presents, please do not hesitate to contact the team.

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