April 2021 Newsletter

The impact of bacteria on water quality by Natalia Furman DVM MRCVS Did you know that up to 70% of the chicken’s body weight is water? Water plays an important role in digestion, absorption of food, transportation of nutrients in the body and elimination of waste products via urine. Water with high levels of bacteria… Read more »

Gamebird health issues to consider ahead of this season

In the latest ‘The Expert View’ blog post on ShootHub by GunsOnPegs (sponsored by PHS), PHS’s Lead Gamebird Vet, Will Ingham, explains the main health issues you should consider before the 2021 season begins. Click here to read the blog post. If you have any questions or would like to discuss game bird health issues,… Read more »

Gamebird Health Plans: more than a tick-box exercise

In the latest ‘The Expert View’ blog post on ShootHub by GunsOnPegs (sponsored by PHS), PHS’s Lead Gamebird Vet, Will Ingham, outlines how a Health Plan can benefit your birds and your shoot for the season ahead. Click here to read the blog post. If you’re interested in a health plan for your rearing site… Read more »

March 2021 Newsletter

PHS Edinburgh has moved! PHS Edinburgh has outgrown its current facilities at Pentlands Science Park, south of Edinburgh. The Scottish branch has moved to a new site at Newbridge, west of the city, and the poultry laboratory, which will be known as Newbridge Scientific, will relocate over the coming months. The new building has been… Read more »

The importance of a game assurance scheme

As GunsOnPegs has started highlighting shoots that have met best practice standards, in the latest ‘The Expert View’ blog post on ShootHub (sponsored by PHS) BGA Chief Executive Liam Stokes drills down into the importance of game meat assurance for shoots of all sizes, whether they sell game or not. Click here to read the blog… Read more »

February 2021 Newsletter

New for 2021! – Broiler Lab Packages PHS always strive to come up with new ideas for your business. We have developed three broiler lab packages: Premium, Intermediate and Standard. The prices* for the lab packages are based on 6 crops per year. These can be mixed and matched depending on your specific needs and… Read more »

Managing Gamebirds Through Winter

In the latest ‘The Expert View’ blog post on ShootHub by GunsOnPegs (sponsored by PHS), PHS’s Lead Gamebird Vet, Will Ingham, looks at some of the key things to consider with regard to feeding through to spring or catching up for breeding. Click here to read the blog post. If you would like to discuss… Read more »

January 2021 Newsletter

Fix your vet costs for 2021 In the current unstable economic climate, we are offering fixed price veterinary plans for broilers and layers to help our producers budget their veterinary costs for a year. By paying in advance for the year, you will make savings for every house that you put in the plan. The… Read more »

Brexit and the Game sector – are you prepared?

Amid all the COVID upheaval, it could be easy to forget that another is just around the corner. Deal or no deal, the UK’s departure from the European Union will mean big changes for the shooting industry. In the latest ‘The Expert View’ blog post on ShootHub by GunsOnPegs (sponsored by PHS), PHS’s Lead Gamebird… Read more »

Dealing with activists and sabs on your shoot

Having a day disrupted by activists, sabateurs or animal rights protesters is every shoot manager’s nightmare. In the latest ‘The Expert View’ blog post on ShootHub by GunsOnPegs (sponsored by PHS), Matthew Knight of Knights Solicitors explains the ways and means to deal with the situation should it arise. Click here to read the blog post…. Read more »