Agriculture Roundup for Friday October 13, 2023

Oct 17, 2023

Farmers in B-C are preparing for an influx of avian flu cases as wild birds begin migrating south.

But a spokesperson for the B-C Poultry Association Emergency Operations Centre said he doesn’t expect as much devastation as last year.

Ray Nickel said farmers are using the lessons they learned since the highly infectious H-5-N-1 strain began spreading in late 2021 to better prepare for potential outbreaks.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said it believes migratory birds are responsible for the outbreaks.

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