Federal authorities have now confirmed that a ninth Minnesota turkey farm has been hit by a form of bird flu that’s deadly to poultry.
A second turkey farm in Minnesota’s top turkey producing county has been hit by an outbreak of a deadly bird flu strain, raising the number of outbreaks across the state to eight.
Another Minnesota turkey farm is dealing with an outbreak of the bird flu.
State officials confirm a farm in Stearns County found the H5N2 strain of avian influenza, making it the fifth commercial turkey grower to be hit with the virus.
Officials say a bird flu strain that’s deadly to poultry has been confirmed on a fifth turkey farm in Minnesota. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health says the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed the H5N2 strain in a flock of 71,000 turkeys in Stearns County.
Poultry producers in the nation’s top turkey state are taking extra steps to protect their flocks after a devastating strain of bird flu was confirmed at two Minnesota farms in as many days last week, a disease that had already slammed the doors shut on some key export markets.
State and federal officials have confirmed an outbreak at a second Minnesota turkey farm of a form of bird flu that’s deadly to poultry.
Before you place a turkey at your table, one animal rights group wants you to know how some turkeys are allegedly being treated at a Minnesota farm.