Colorado’s Department of Agriculture temporarily suspending all Poultry events through an emergency rule

CDA has issued an emergency rule, effective immediately, to temporarily suspend all Colorado poultry events including all poultry shows, meets, sales, swaps, and competitions. This rule is in effect for 90 days, unless otherwise modified.

In 2022, avian influenza has been detected in wild bird species across 29 states impacting more than 15 million poultry and birds.

At this time, there have been no detections of HPAI in commercial or backyard poultry flocks in Colorado, but avian influenza is a highly contagious and fatal animal disease that can be transferred from wild bird populations to domestic poultry. The State Veterinarian’s Office will hold an informational webinar on Wednesday, April 6, from 5pm to 7pm and is taking questions until then. Find this form and registration at ag.colorado.gov/hpai.

By Tucker Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.

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