Poultry sales up despite flu scare

CHESHIRE - Turkey is still on the menu in South Cheshire for the most important meal of the year despite the threat of avian flu hitting poultry farms.

The run-up to Christmas is the busiest time of year for poultry producers and with the recent hype surrounding avian flu there were fears that this festive season could be a bird-free zone.

Happily for local turkey farmers the concerns have not halted the thousands of orders they get for December 25.

Allen Callwood, owner of Lea Farm at Wybunbury, has been farming the birds for 40 years and rears more than 350 turkeys each year.

He said: 'The avian flu fears have not affected us in the slightest. People wouldn't be coming in the numbers they are if they were worried about it. People who come here know the turkeys have been well looked after.

Source: icCheshireOnline
calendar icon 21 December 2005
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