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July 31, 2017
Returning home, a Minnesota farmer becomes a 6th generation for the birds
KENSINGTON, Minn. — Erica Sawatzke is joining a tradition of turkey production that dates back to the Civil War, with lots of female and...
July 31, 2017 - 8:30am
March 27, 2017
Cage-free chicken option presents challenges, opportunities for farmers, manufacturers
ST. PAUL, Minn. — A shift toward cage-free egg-laying has created challenges for egg farmers and manufacturers — as well as opportunities....
March 27, 2017 - 12:00pm
March 5, 2017
U.S. confirms first case this year of avian influenza in flock
March 5, 2017 - 9:01pm
November 22, 2016
Turkey Haven -- Kornell’s Garden is home to heritage birds
WILLMAR, Minn. — Kandiyohi County is definitely not the place you want to be in the days before Thanksgiving if you are a turkey. Unless, that is, you are a colorful bird and happen to make your roost on Kornell Erickson’s farm a few miles south of Willmar. His 40 turkeys are...
November 22, 2016 - 10:04pm
New poultry testing lab in Willmar prepares industry for next avian influenza event
WILLMAR, Minn. -- The despair that was felt in the Minnesota poultry industry this time last year -- after nine million turkeys and chickens were wiped out in an unprecedented outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza -- was replaced with a sense of determined readiness during...
September 22, 2016 - 11:45pm
September 1, 2016
Fair showcases larger hen houses
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Chickens in cages draw reactions. Kent Campos and Abby Gross looked at a new Minnesota State Fair display called the Hen House and drew different conclusions. "It looks like there are a lot of them in there," Campos said. "They are kind of climbing over each...
September 1, 2016 - 9:28pm
August 26, 2016
Poultry back home at Minnesota State Fair
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Abby Fleming may have spoken for Minnesota's poultry industry. "It is good," she said in the middle of the Minnesota State Fair poultry exhibit. "It feels like home again." The clucking, crowing, quacking, honking and peeping heard in the barn when the fair...
August 26, 2016 - 9:36pm
July 27, 2016
Jackson County Fair’s poultry barn is music to the ears of 4-H’ers
JACKSON -- A familiar sound returned to the Jackson County Fair this week -- and will be heard once again at fairs all across Minnesota. It’s...
July 27, 2016 - 12:18pm
November 30, 2015
State lifts poultry exhibition ban
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Board of Animal Health announced Monday it will lift the ban placed on poultry exhibitions and other gatherings of birds beginning today. Birds will be permitted at fairs, swap meets, exotic sales, petting zoos and other events where birds are gathered or...
November 30, 2015 - 8:23pm
October 14, 2015
Olson honored as 2015 Friend of Extension
ST. PAUL — Minnesota poultry industry leader Steve Olson has been named 2015 Distinguished Friend of Extension. The award was announced recently...
October 14, 2015 - 9:28pm
September 8, 2015
Capital ready for new bird flu outbreak
ST. PAUL — Poultry farmers and experts say they are as ready as possible for a new avian flu outbreak at any time this fall, even if they don’t know exactly how the disease is spread. “We are prepared for dealing with this disease,” Minnesota State Veterinarian Bill Hartmann...
September 8, 2015 - 8:49pm
August 16, 2015
Cottonwood’s 4-H program adapts to changes
WORTHINGTON — This year, due to the onslaught of avian flu, many 4-H programs lacked a poultry category. However, Cottonwood’s 4-H poultry program persevered. “We’re going to have our youths do poultry exhibits and displays,” said Crystal Reith, Cottonwood’s 4-H program...
August 16, 2015 - 8:49pm
July 7, 2015
Vaccine isn’t top of federal avian flu response plan
WASHINGTON — Poultry producers and government officials are preparing for a predicted renewed fall avian flu outbreak, using measures such as improving biosecurity, but they disagree about whether a vaccine should be used. The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee heard Tuesday from...
July 7, 2015 - 9:16pm
May 14, 2015
Bird flu strikes again
WILLMAR — A large chicken egg-laying facility in Renville County and another turkey farm in Meeker County are the latest cases of avian influenza to be reported in Minnesota, but the peak probably came about three weeks ago and many farmers are hoping to restart operations. In...
May 14, 2015 - 8:49pm
May 6, 2015
Good news for poultry
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota turkey and chicken industry has received its first good news since an avian flu outbreak began March 5. On Wednesday, state and federal officials reported that no new flocks were reported infected and they were not awaiting test results from any suspected...
May 6, 2015 - 8:52pm