Today at work


Today a bit of hedge trimming before the rain.


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Anyone I've been talking to says that about getting them off the floor at night! Also do not let anyone unnecessary into the house due to biosecurity. One man even said to put the egg store away from the main house so that the lorry driver didn't have to go into the house.
We have a contract with a local egg packer and the whole shed was specced by them so not sure about the auto flush.
In my shed the lorry drivers are only going into the egg store, we have shoes for outside, shoes for packing and wellies for walking the birds it might sound a faf but it's second nature now and doesn't take 2 seconds to change we've got separate overalls for when we're in the birds as well, the birds shouldn't be where the lorrys go so it shouldn't be too much of a problem they're all good at disinfecting their wheels as well

Speculative coverage on the gene editing consultation response

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Speculative coverage on the gene editing consultation response

Written by Defra Press Office


There has been coverage today in the I and the Guardian, reporting on speculation around the upcoming government response to the recent Gene Editing consultation, which closed on 17th March.

A full government response, which will include a thorough analysis and summary of the responses to the consultation and which will set out our next steps, will be published in due course.

Gene editing has the ability to harness the genetic resources that mother nature has provided, such as breeding...