April 2024 Newsletter

Aviagen Broiler Roadshow

You are invited to the Aviagen Roadshow later this month.  Aviagen will visit Leeds, Ludlow and Diss from 23-25th April 2024 and have a pair of fantastic speakers, Mike Czarick and Sean Harrison.

Mike Czarick is an impressive and well-known speaker from the University of Georgia’s Poultry Science Department and will talk about hot weather ventilation and misting, which will be specific to the UK to get us all ready for the summer ahead.

Sean Harrison, the newest member of the Broiler Technical Team, will give a brief talk on aspects of broiler management that have helped him to achieve a successful career as a Farm Manager.

Please register your attendance here: https://aviagen.jotform.com/240393484984873


PHS Shortlisted for Award

We are thrilled to have been shortlisted as a finalist in the first-ever National Women in Agriculture Awards in the Employer of the Year category!  The aim of the awards is to build a community of women working in the farming sector, which will support women in building contacts and friendships as well as progressing in an industry that remains male-dominated. A glittering award ceremony is planned for May 2024, which will be held in the House of Commons member’s dining room.


West Country Layers Association Meeting

Alistair and Ellie from our Devon branch recently attended the West Country Layers Association meeting, held at St Ewe’s Packing Centre. Packers, producers and sponsors all attended as St Ewe gave a tour of their egg packing facilities, and talks were given by Gary Ford, the BEIC chairman, and Mike Tyers, Technical Adviser for the BEIC. Topics discussed included the challenges currently faced by the egg industry, including new changes to the RSCPA standards and feedback from the industry regarding this. There was also a Q&A session regarding the new Lion Code Version 8.


New for 2024 Gamebird Healthcare Packages


These packages have been designed to cover the new rules set out by the RCVS in relation to the prescribing of prescription-only veterinary medicines.

Parasite Control Package

2x Worm Egg and Cocci Count tests (sampling kit and pre-paid envelopes supplied)

2x Medicated feed prescriptions

Parasite Visit Package

30-minute site visit by one of our vets

2x Medicated feed prescriptions

We also offer routine site visits, veterinary health plans and trusted game audits. Call your local branch to discuss how we can deliver a unique Gamebird package for your site and any queries you may have.


Date For Your Diary – 15th – 16th May 2024

At a new location for 2024, NEC Birmingham will host two days of talking, sharing ideas and planning for the year ahead. Come and see us at Stand Hall 12, Stand 721.

For more information and registration please visit



Advertise with us for free

Do you have a vacancy? Or want to sell equipment? Are you struggling to recruit? In Spring 2022, we launched the new PHS ‘Classifieds’ section – an online space for advertising jobs, equipment, services, and more for the poultry and gamebird industry in the UK. Please contact your local PHS branch for more information or to send us your advert. This service is available for free to PHS clients and for a small fee to non-clients.


Social Media

Social media is a great way for us to keep you up to date with what’s going on at PHS. We also like to share the occasional funny post, so if you’re a scroller then look us up! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter (@Poultryvets), and LinkedIn.

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