BISMARCK, ND (AP) — State animal well being officers have indefinitely prolonged a ban on poultry occasions because the avian flu outbreak continues.
The Bismarck Tribune reported The State Board of Animal Well being canceled all poultry and different fowl reveals, public gross sales, trades and shows in March on the request of the North Dakota Turkey Federation to assist curb the illness. On Thursday, the board determined to proceed the ban till additional discover.
Personal gross sales, catalog gross sales, and retail gross sales are nonetheless allowed. The board will overview the chance components at its September 7 assembly.
Hen flu has contaminated 15 flocks in 10 North Dakota counties, together with 4 business operations. Some 167,000 birds have been destroyed, in keeping with federal knowledge.
Nationwide, the outbreak has resulted within the slaughter of an estimated 37 million chickens and turkeys in 36 states. The outbreak is the worst since 2015, when 50 million chickens and turkeys died.