The Poultry Federation
Energy Improvement Funding Available Through USDA Program
TPF wants to ensure that information is circulated to poultry producers regarding loan and grant funds that are available through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).
Arkansas Poultry Biosecurity Standards & Procedures
The recent outbreak of Avian Influenza, December 2014 – June 2015, was the largest animal health emergency in the history of the United States; affecting multiple states, including Arkansas.
Dr. Carol Cardona to Speak at 2015 Turkey Meeting
Dr. Carol Cardona, from the University of Minnesota will be speaking at the upcoming Turkey Meeting to be held September 25-26, 2015 in Branson, MO. Dr. Cardona’s presentation: “AI Experience in the Midwest” is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2015.
Poultry Improvement Committee Meeting
The next scheduled PIC meeting is Thursday, October 8, 2015 beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Springdale Holiday Inn in Springdale, AR.
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Continues to Prepare for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry (ODAFF) continues to solidify its response should a case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) be reported and confirmed in Oklahoma.
Regulation for the Disposal of Large Animal Carcasses, Excluding Dogs and Cats
Large animal carcasses (excluding dogs and cats) may be disposed of in the following manner unless specified directly by the state veterinarian.
Two-Stage Poultry Mortality Composting – Daily Management Is Essential
Improper composting can lead to potential water quality concerns, increased pest populations, odor complaints, decreased biosecurity and animal husbandry concerns. Avoiding these concerns requires more than just covering mortality with litter for a while followed by land application.