Monthly Archives: June 2015

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Poultry Auction Resources

If your fair plans to auction poultry, it is important to understand the right steps to ensure food safety standards. Not all processors in the state of Michigan are certified for the sale of processed poultry products and not all fairs apply for a food establishment license (which is required to sell a bird that has already been processed).

Determine which of the three categories your fair falls into and review the steps that need to […]

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Avian Influenza Poster

Due to the recent decision to cancel poultry exhibitions at fairs this summer, Michigan State University Extension has created a poster to helps explain the lack of birds in the barns.  The avian influenza poster can be downloaded by visiting http://msue.anr.msu.edu/program/avian_influenza/poultryshows/resources_for_staff_and_volunteers.

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Poultry Show Cancellation Information

On June 1, 2015, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) issued a statement cancelling all poultry shows and exhibitions held in Michigan as a precaution against the spread of avian influenza.

This decision affects all poultry shows at county and regional fairs. This includes, but is not limited to shows, exhibitions, swap meets, petting zoos at fairs, game bird and waterfowl fair displays, and Miracle of Life/Miracle of Birth (hatching and live) […]

By | June 2nd, 2015|MAFE News, MDARD Update|Comments Off on Poultry Show Cancellation Information

MDARD’s State Veterinarian Stops Bird Movement to Protect Health of Michigan Poultry

MDARD’s State Veterinarian Stops Bird Movement to Protect Health of Michigan Poultry
 Due to the potential for highly pathogenic avian influenza, 2015 poultry exhibitions are canceled throughout the state 

Lansing – Today, after much deliberation and consideration with the Michigan Association for Fairs and Exhibitions (MAFE), Michigan 4-H leadership and the Michigan Allied Poultry Industry, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s State Veterinarian Dr. James Averill made the difficult decision to cancel all […]

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