Contact Us

Biosecurity Discussed at Central MN Farm Show

2016 Central Minnesota Farm Show, wjon.com
2016 Central Minnesota Farm Show, wjon.com

ST. CLOUD — Bird Flu was a hot topic around Minnesota last year as millions of turkeys were destroyed to prevent the spread of the disease. The eradication cost millions of dollars in lost profits for farmers.

Central Minnesota farmers got to hear about Biosecurity on the Farm at the Central Minnesota Farm Show today (Tuesday).

GNP Live Production Manager Alex Bronder was on the panel. He says their chicken barns weren’t affected by the bird flu, but they are prepared for such outbreaks with three levels of Biosecurity at their processing plants and producers.  He says the biosecurity measures helps everyone keep diseases out of their barns and processing facilities.Turkeys Roam On California Farm Ahead Of The Holiday Season

Dr. Carl Larson is a veterinarian with Animals, Inc. in Watkins, Kimball and Maple Lake. He says with the outbreak of the bird flu last year, it showed that the systems in place are working to keep our food sources safe. He says the outbreak was quickly identified, the affected birds contained and eradicated, and the barns decontaminated to prevent the spread of the outbreak.

The 49th annual Farm Show is at the River’s Edge Convention Center through Thursday.

Best of WJON

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The WJON VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The WJON VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.