As a precautionary measure to control potential disease transmission of H5N2 highly-pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), the South Dakota Animal Industry Board (SDAIB) issued a Board Order suspending all South Dakota bird exhibitions effective May 21, 2015 until further notice.
In accordance with SDAIB, all 4-H poultry shows are suspended until further notice. If the suspension is lifted, the State 4-H office will work with SDAIB to develop a timely plan. Members are still encouraged to complete the ownership and identification requirements for poultry projects.
Contact John Keimig, SDSU Extension 4-H Associate with questions about 4-H youth livestock. Animal health questions can be directed to the South Dakota Animal Industry Board or Dr. Russ Daly, Associate Professor, SDSU Extension Veterinarian, State Public Health Veterinarian.