Poultry show cancellation lifted in Michigan

MSU Extension reminds poultry owners to remain vigilant to biosecurity measures with their flocks.

On December 23, 2015, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), under the direction of state of Michigan veterinarian James Averill, lifted the decision to cancel poultry shows in the state.

There are several caveats to this decision, and the state vet’s office retains the right to cancel shows again in the future. Michigan State University Extension reminds 4-H poultry families to remain vigilant with biosecurity measures. 

To help poultry owners keep their flocks biosecure, MSU Extension is partnering with USDA/APHIS on several bird biosecurity trainings throughout the state. Please mark these on your calendars. More information is available on the registration site: http://events.anr.msu.edu/APHIS/.

  • Jan. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District in Centreville.
  • Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Monroe County Fairgrounds in Monroe.
  • Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Alcona High School in Lincoln.
  • Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Isabella County Building in Mt. Pleasant.
  • Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Ravenna Baptist Church in Muskegon County.
  • Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Lapeer County MSU Extension office in Lapeer.
  • Feb. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Grand Traverse County Government Building in Traverse City.
  • Mar. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Ingham County Fairgrounds in Mason.

For those unable to attend a session in person, a live virtual connection will be available, with an opportunity for questions and answers with the training instructors.

The trainings are free of charge. Attendees can register at http://events.anr.msu.edu/APHIS/

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