Poultry official applauds efforts to limit spread of avian flu
The director of the North Central Poultry Association is encouraged by efforts to limit the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza.
Kevin Stiles says producers remain on high alert even though summer heat has neutralized the virus.
“But nonetheless, we want to recognize and applaud the efforts they made this year to keep the outbreak under control to some degree.”
He tells Brownfield biosecurity practices have come a long way since the 2015 outbreak.
“The investments, the training, all of that they put in place we believe really helped to control the outbreak this time around.”
Stiles says unlike the previous avian flu outbreak, there was little to no evidence of farm-to-farm transmission in the spring.