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State Lifts Ban on Poultry Shows, Exhibitions, Auctions, Sales in New York


The State of New York Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball announced on Friday, June 3 that the ban on live poultry shows, exhibitions, auctions, sales, meets, and swaps throughout the State of New York have been lifted.

The ban was originally in place after a highly pathogenic avian influenza was spreading in the state and the United States. The reason for the ban ending is the decrease nationwide, including New York, which has not detected a new case in nearly two months.

Commissioner Ball said, “New York has taken an aggressive approach to slowing the spread of avian influenza and it has paid off. With cases decreasing in our state and throughout the country, as well as new data showing very low rates of farm-to-farm transmission of HPAI during the current outbreak, I am confident that it is time to lift the bans on live poultry shows and sales. I thank all of our farmers, suppliers, distributors, and live bird markets for employing excellent biosecurity practices as we continue to monitor the HPAI situation closely, and I commend the Department’s Division of Animal Industry staff, who have worked so hard to keep the cases here in New York State under control.”

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