It's time for a comeback!
A Manson, Iowa turkey farm that was infected with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has started restocking its birds. The farm completed the cleaning and disinfection process and has passed environmental tests.
See images from the press conference announcing this important milestone below. (Brad Moline, the farmer that owns and operates the Manson, Iowa turkey farm, and his family are pictured.)
Since April 13, 2015, there have been 77 total premises and 34 million birds affected with H5N2 HPAI in Iowa. There are 35 commercial turkey flocks, 22 commercial egg production flocks, 13 pullet flocks, 1 breeding flock for a mail order hatchery, and 6 backyard flocks.
Depopulation and disposal has been completed at all 77 premises. Sixteen sites have completed the cleaning and disinfection process. Four sites are now eligible for re-population.
For more details on the press conference and HPAI recovery efforts, click here.