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State ends ban on poultry shows

Jun 07, 2022 1:45 pm

Mid-Hudson News reports that state officials have ended the temporary ban on live poultry shows that had been set in March as a result the spread of avian influenza spread. Now live poultry shows, exhibitions, auctions, sales, meets, and swaps can go on in New York State. That's good news for county fairs set to begin across the state this summer. Officials said they were able to end the ban as studies showed that the majority of flocks affected in the current flu outbreak were infected by introductions from wild birds, rather than by farm-to-farm transmission. New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball said, “New York has taken an aggressive approach to slowing the spread of avian influenza and it has paid off. With cases decreasing in our state and throughout the country, as well as new data showing very low rates of farm-to-farm transmission of HPAI during the current outbreak, I am confident that it is time to lift the bans on live poultry shows and sales.” Read more about this story at Mid-Hudson News.

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