The Environment Agency has brought in a new requirement for all existing permitted pig and poultry farms to produce a climate change risk assessment.  There is already a requirement for new permits. The assessment should identify risks and propose mitigation strategies.  The EA expects all operators to at least have completed a climate change risk assessment by 1 April 2024.   By 31 October 2026 the EA expect all permitted poultry farms to have appropriate climate change adaptation planning as part of their management system.  AHDB has set up some model templates to help farmers complete the assessments.  Visit this page to download the templates.