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Understanding Backyard Poultry Keepers and their Attitudes to Biosecurity: Preliminary Report

Carol Kyle and Lee-Ann Sutherland Small-scale poultry keeping is becoming more common across Scotland, but very little known about the practices of small-scale poultry keepers. The overall objective of this research is to improve our understanding of the biosecurity practices (including poultry movements) of poultry producers, and how these relate to perceptions of disease risk (particularly in response to potential Avian Influenza outbreaks).

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Exploring farmers views on the uptake of cattle traceability technology (918KB, pdf)

Carol Kyle, Dominic Duckett & Lee-Ann Sutherland EPIC scientists from The James Hutton Institute conducted the research described in the report ‘Exploring farmers views on the uptake of cattle traceability technology‘ in order to improve understanding of how EID technology is perceived by farmers & crofters, and identify barriers for uptake. The research findings provide a valuable resource for scientists, industry stakeholders and government when discussing the use of EID technology with farmers & crofters.

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