Livestock

Good News for Indiana Poultry Owners

by Caitlyn Andrews September 08, 2015

An immediate release from the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) today announced that the statewide bird movement ban will be lifted soon. May 27, 2015, a ban was placed on bird movements in Indiana to prevent the spread of avian influenza. While it was initially predicted that the ban could last through the year of 2015, there is now an end in sight.

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Avian Influenza: Still a Cause for Concern

by Caitlyn Andrews August 20, 2015

A recent article posted on agweb.com reminds poultry producers that as far as the avian flu is concerned, we're not in the clear yet. Poultry and egg farms across 15 states were affected by avian influenza this spring. About 48 million birds either passed from the disease or were euthanized to prevent the spread. Agriculture officials caution that the wild bird migrations in the fall could bring the disease back. It is also speculated that the disease could be mutated by then.

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Graduating 4-H: 10 Years of Family

by Caitlyn Andrews August 04, 2015

Every 4-Her knows what the 10th year means. Showing at the fair as a 10-year member means you have years of experience under your belt and you're one of the top dogs in your 4-H club. You've been there, done that. You know the fastest way to get your animal clean and keep them clean.

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Biosecurity for the Backyard Chicken Hobbyist

by Caitlyn Andrews June 24, 2015

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