Thousands of birds at a UK broiler farm die in heatwave aftermath

Thousands of chickens die at a UK poultry farm following last week’s heatwave.
calendar icon 30 July 2019
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According to reporting from Insider and The Lincolnite, workers at the Moy Park farm in Lincolnshire were seen moving carcasses outside their buildings after last week’s heatwave. Reporters found six piles of carcasses outside the site’s poultry sheds. Thousands of chickens are thought to have died in the heat.

Moy Park is a major supplier for UK retailers like Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Co-op and Ocado.

When speaking to the Lincolnite, a spokesperson for Moy Park stated:

“The recent high temperatures have been very challenging for many in the farming and poultry industries. We are working closely with our farming partners to monitor the situation and have implemented procedures to help protect our birds against the extreme heat.”

The original stories can be read here and here.

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