AG & MARKETS: Avian Influenza Rates Decreasing across State:
Bans on live poultry shows, exhibitions, auctions have ended, fairs will benefit
The bans on live poultry shows, exhibitions, auctions, sales, meets, and swaps in New York state have ended.
The state Department of Agriculture & Markets had previously issued the bans on March 25 and April 14 as highly pathogenic avian influenza, also known as HPAI, spread across the United States, including a detection in an Orleans County flock.
The decision to lift the bans comes as cases decrease nationwide, including in New York state, which has not had a detection of HPAI in nearly two months, state officials said in a news release.