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Northwest Iowa Dairy Outlooks

A local discussion of current science and issues concerning dairying in northwest iowa

“If you have only one bird, this program will help you understand bio-security and how it effects you” says the new Tarrant County Texas A&M Agricultural and Natural Resources Agent Fred M. Hall. Titled Urban Poultry Bio-Security, What The Science Tells Us the program is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 and will be held in the Fort Worth Room in the Tarrant County Extension Office. The office is located at 200 Taylor St., Suite 500 in Fort Worth.

Parking at the facility will be free and there will be no registration fee. However, registration on-line is required and can be done at:

http://agrilife.org/urbantarrantag/program-registration/

Raising backyard poultry is a growing trend across the United States. Biosecurity is the key to keeping your poultry healthy.  “Bio” refers to life, and “security” indicates protection. By following good biosecurity practices, you can reduce the chances of an infectious disease being carried to your farm, your backyard, your aviary, or your pet birds, by people, animals, equipment, or vehicles, either accidentally or on purpose.

Hall will share common sense practices to protect your poultry and birds from all types of disease agents– viruses, bacteria, funguses or parasites.

There will be time for questions as well as lots of handouts. In addition, there will be a sign-up for Hall’s bi-monthly Poultry Update that covers current topics and issues in the industry. Whether you have four hens or 400, there will be information you can use.

For more information contact the Tarrant County Extension Office at 817.884.1946.

 

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