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Birds Make Triumphant Return To Minn. State Fair

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There is a distinct sound echoing from the poultry barns at the Minnesota State Fair.

And this year, it’s never been so welcome. 250 more words

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Middletown Grange Fair regulars return this week

Organizing the Middletown Grange Fair is like running a small town for a week.

Approximately 60,000 people will visit the fairgrounds in Wrightstown as it opens from Aug. 548 more words

Bucks County

14,000 ducks euthanized at southern Ontario farm after bird flu detected

OTTAWA – Food safety officials have euthanized 14,000 ducks at a farm in Ontario’s Niagara region where bird flu was detected last week.

And the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has established a quarantine zone around the farm near St. 74 more words

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Avian influenza confirmed on southern Ontario duck farm

TORONTO — About 14,000 ducks quarantined at a commercial farm in St. Catharines, Ont., will be euthanized because of the H5N2 avian influenza.

Harpreet Kochhar, chief veterinary officer with the CFIA, says the virus is a low pathogenic subtype, meaning it causes a milder illness in birds. 104 more words

Canada

Egg Inspections Begin Again in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — Egg inspectors are back on the job Thursday, after a year-long ban on inspections.

Last spring, the avian flu outbreak brought an end to inspections of egg handlers and egg handling facilities. 48 more words

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Egg Prices Fall After Avian Flu Recovery, Demand Still Stays Low

Last year, an epidemic of bird flu killed millions of chickens and turkeys, affecting the supply of bird-based meats and of chicken eggs. Experts thought that the shortage and high egg prices might continue, but they were wrong: farmers were able to breed and raise new generations of female chicks, ready to take the place of their fallen colleagues. 238 more words

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Why Missouri just killed 39,000 turkeys

CHICAGO – US authorities destroyed 39,000 turkeys in Missouri due to an outbreak of a mild form of avian flu, the World Organization for Animal Health said on Tuesday, as officials remained on alert for new cases. 109 more words

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