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Backyard poultry farms in Russia under scrutiny

  • 14 Mar 07:39

Russia’s State Duma, the lower chamber of the country’s Parliament has registered a bill proposing limitations on the number of poultry in so-called backyard farms. According to the legislators, these types of farms are not subjected to the common veterinary control, because they are producing meat, milk and poultry only for personal consumption of the owners. However, because of the lack of safety these farms pose a serious threat to the country’s poultry industry in general, amid the continuing spread of veterinary diseases, including highly pathogenicavian influenza(AI), the country’s officials warn. A woman feeds chicken in her flat on. Read more...