View in browser

Senator Michele Brooks

State Lifts Poultry Ban for Fairs, Expos

After a year-long suspension of avian activities at the state’s county and local fairs and the 2016 Pennsylvania Farm Show, the ban will be lifted on June 1, according to Senator Michele Brooks. The ban was set in May 2015 to protect Pennsylvania’s $13 billion poultry industry against the threat of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, or HPAI, virus.

With the lifting of the ban, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) has instituted a 30-day testing protocol for entering poultry exhibits at county fairs. Previously, poultry had to test negative for Avian Influenza at least six months prior to the exhibit date.

More information about HPAI is available at the PDA website at -- refer to the “Avian Influenza” box on the right side of the homepage.

Diane Helbig
(724) 588-8911


Senate Box 203050
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3050
(717) 787-1322
FAX (717) 772-0577
TTY (800) 364-1581

Greenville Office
100 Hadley Road
Suite 9
Greenville, PA 16125
(724) 588-8911
FAX (724) 588-5464

Meadville Office
16678 McMath Avenue
Meadville, PA 16335
(814) 337-8132
FAX (814) 337-5055

Edinboro Office
99 Erie Street, Suite 1
Edinboro, PA 16412
(814) 734-2783
FAX (814) 734-2789


If you do not wish to receive this email, click here to unsubscribe.

Privacy Policy
2016 © Senate of Pennsylvania