Farmers warned to be vigilant following outbreak of birdflu

 

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Irish farmers are being advised to remain vigilant for any signs of disease, following an outbreak of birdflu in turkeys in Britain.

The Department of Agriculture says an early warning system is in place and they're continuing to closely monitor the situation.

Nigel Reneghan is the IFA's National Poultry Chairman - he says there's no danger to consumers from Avian Flu, but bird farmers can be decimated if their flocks are affected.

He also says it's a good time of year to remember Irish farmers and buy local: