Bird Flu Quarantine to be Lifted on Most Affected Iowa Farms

August 4, 2015 09:55 PM
Bird Flu Quarantine to be Lifted on Most Affected Iowa Farms

Iowa agriculture officials say a majority of the quarantine zones set up around poultry farms infected with bird flu are being lifted.

When bird flu was confirmed on a farm, a six-mile zone was established to control traffic. State officials said Tuesday 77 zones were set up but they are in the process of lifting 69 now.

Once completed, officials say there will only be control zones remaining on six farms in Adair, Sioux and Wright counties.

Iowa lost 34 million birds to the bird flu outbreak.

Officials say one of the first infected turkey farms — Brad Moline's family farm in Manson — has restocked with new birds and Moline will host state and federal officials at a news conference on Monday to discuss the recovery process.

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Worthington, MN
8/7/2015 07:56 AM

  I am so glad to see that Brad is able to restart his turkey operation. Good luck' Brad. Will there be a video online of your interview with Brad ? If so I would like to see it.


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