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How to manage your poultry farm risks

Year on year, UK fresh poultry retail sales have grown ahead of the market at 13.5%, outperforming other meat proteins. And with Marks & Spencer’s announcement to move to 100% British chicken, including ingredients, all trends point to a growing market.1

But with increased opportunity comes increased risks. In fact, one insurer cites failure in the bio-security measures of poultry farms as the reason for the vast majority of disease outbreaks.2

Only recently we have seen a cull of a flock of poultry at a farm in Angus that tested posted positive for the high pathogenic H5N1 strain of avian influenza and the introduction of a bird flu prevention zone across Great Britain to try to stop the spread of the disease among poultry and other birds. From 5pm on Wednesday 3 November, it became a legal requirement for all bird keepers in England, Scotland and Wales to follow strict biosecurity measures to help protect their flocks.3

That’s why we’ve taken a look at the top risks to poultry farms and the steps you may want to consider to mitigate them and protect your business.

Managing poultry farm risks

In our latest whitepaper, we cover:

  • disease management including biosecurity prevention, how to manage an outbreak and what happens and when
  • the rise of robotics and automation in poultry farming, the potential risks they can pose
  • climate change and environmental impact, including your potential environmental liabilities and how you can manage your environmental risks

Insurance may not be your top priority, but you can rest assured, your business is ours. Download our free whitepaper and protect your business.


Sources:
1 Poultry World ‘Looking ahead at UK poultry trends: A retail update’  
2 Apollo Syndicate Management Limited, May 2021
3 Farmers Weekly ‘Bird flu prevention zone declared to curb cases in poultry’ 

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As experts in insurance, we take a look at the issues affecting poultry farms today. Find out how you can reduce the risks to your business.