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Friday, May 28, 2010

Hong Kong : SFH visits local poultry farms

Via 7th Space :

" Hong Kong (HKSAR) : The Secretary for Food and Health, Dr York Chow, visited two poultry farms in Yuen Long this afternoon (May 27) to see for himself the implementation of biosecurity measures on the farms and understand the business situation of poultry farmers. Accompanied by the Permanent Secretary for Food and Health (Food), Mrs Marion Lai, and the Acting Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation, Dr Leung Siu-fai, Dr Chow first visited a poultry farm that makes use of enclosed farm sheds. The farm has installed an evaporative cooling system in poultry rearing.

Dr Chow then visited a traditional poultry farm, and noted that the farm has upgraded its biosecurity measures, including the addition of disinfection facilities and the installation of sturdy and non-malleable bird nets, to prevent wild birds from entering the farm sheds. Dr Chow also enquired about the recent business situation of the two poultry farmers. Most local poultry farms rear poultry in traditional open or semi-open type sheds with complementary biosecurity facilities."

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