Several backyard chicken operations remain under quarantine in Iowa following this year’s bird flu outbreak, but state officials announced today that all commercial operations have been given approval to restock their farms. The disease affected more than 31 million chickens and turkeys in Iowa and led to countries such as China, South Korea and South […]
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Iowa tries to rebuild its poultry indust...
Bird flu has taken its toll on Iowa’s poultry since it was first reported in the state in April 2015. New numbers released today show that more than 34 million chickens and turkeys in Iowa have been affected during that time; most at commercial farms, but also at six backyard flocks. See how you can […]
Bird flu continues to spread at Iowa pou...
A conference call with reporters last week described the massive numbers of chickens that would be euthanized on one farm in northwest Iowa as the single biggest loss seen thus far from avian influenza. Two Iowa turkey farms also have been hit by the virus, commonly known as bird flu. Now comes word that five […]