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State Seeking Comments on Poultry Rulemaking
Minnesota Ag Connection - 08/09/2019

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health recently published a notice of intent to adopt rules governing poultry and Mycoplasma requirements of turkeys.

The proposed rules are available for viewing, along with the statement of need and reasonableness, on the Board's rulemaking webpage: www.bah.state.mn.us/public-rule-making/.

Under the current rules, testing for Mycoplasma gallisepticum and Mycoplasma synoviae is required for all turkey hatcheries and breeding flocks. Similar rules also apply to poultry dealers, those attending community sales and exhibitions, and those importing turkeys into Minnesota. The rule amendments would restrict the Mycoplasma testing and/or Mycoplasma clean classification requirement to commercial turkey producers, consistent with the requirements for commercial egg-type chicken and commercial meat-type chicken hatcheries and breeding flocks.

Submit comments on the proposed rules by 4:30 p.m. Aug. 21.

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