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Driver-operated field and yard gate

Dofygate provides cost-effective access control.

Effective in deterring general unwanted visitors, or where precautionary disease-control measures require drivers to stop and wash their vehicles, Dofygate can play a valuable role in access control. The remote-controlled gate can be installed with no need for powersupply wires. Its solar panel charges a battery capable of running the gate for three weeks in the dark, its makers say. Since the gate opens or closes in 3.5 seconds with auto-close option, there’s no interruption to the day-to-day activities of authorised

vehicles or staff. Remote control is via fob or phone. There are also keypad and auto options. Dofygate was conceived by a farmer and developed by a packaging machinery design engineer. Each unit is entirely selfcontained: all installation parts are included in the package, as is bespoke signage specific to the site and use. The gates are available in widths up to 5.4m. A 4.6m version with automation costs less than £2,000 plus VAT. ■


Automatic or manual versions Systems made to suit any building 4 zone systems for ultimate ventilation Optional wind and rain sensors Over 5 miles of our curtains in operation Experts in natural ventilation

Spreading the word on poultry biosecurity It has been several weeks since the last outbreak of Avian influenza in the UK. While this is encouraging news, the NFU poultry team is continuing to emphasise the need for vigilance, particularly among backyard flock keepers, and the need to implement heightened biosecurity measures, reported NFU Graduate, Verity Richards. “The team has been attending shows around the country including the Royal Three Counties, the Royal Cheshire, Lincolnshire and the Royal Norfolk, talking to poultry owners and targeting trade stands and other industry bodies to help spread the important biosecurity messages to poultry keepers. “‘Top tips’ cards have been distributed, detailing some of the key measures poultry keepers can practice to keep their birds safe and also listing contact details for APHA’s (Animal and Plant Health Agency) Poultry Register where keepers can sign up to receive the latest news and advice in the event of an outbreak. “A newly designed infographic

A newly designed infographic poster has been designed to help raise awareness of the importance of biosecurity measures among poultry farmers and keepers. It can be downloaded from the NFU’s website.

poster has been sent out to key industry contacts including country stores, feed merchants, egg packers, breed companies, veterinary practices, livestock markets and others to help raise awareness of the importance of these measures among poultry farmers and keepers,” she said. The NFU recommends all poultry keepers register for free with the APHA (regardless of the number of birds kept) in order to receive the latest news and advice in the event of an outbreak of avian flu. For more information go to: uk/guidance/poultry-registration or contact the GB Poultry Register Helpline on 0800 634 1112. ■


BIO SECURITY Traffic control - 4.6 metre gate - solar panels battery - all the fittings - two fobs automatic closing - telephone opening

only £1,995 + VAT Four and seven bar layouts with other automatic options available.



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