River Valley Extension District Poultry Testing

River Valley Extension District has changed county fair requirements for poultry testing. Previously, River Valley has invited Kansas Division of Animal Health (KDAH) and USDA personnel to conduct Avian Influenza and Pullorum testing at the county fair. With elevated concerns, we can no longer continue testing poultry the day of the fair.

Kansas Division of Animal Health and USDA personnel will be conducting county fair poultry testing prior to the start of the fair. This will give KDAH and USDA time to confirm test results and take the appropriate actions in advance. All birds will need to be tested including waterfowl. The only bird that does not require testing is pigeons.

River Valley understands that this may be an inconvenience, and for that we apologize. However, we want to be responsible and proactive. River Valley hopes that you understand the importance of making these changes to testing schedules. With that said, the following dates have been set in conjunction with KDAH and USDA for River Valley District county fair poultry testing. It is important to note that exhibitors can attend either of the following dates and times, even if the date and time is not in your respective county. Please contact Katelyn Brockus at the Washington county office with additional questions or concerns, 785-325-2121 or [email protected].

County Fair Poultry Testing Dates:
July 12- Washington Fairgrounds- 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
July 14- Belleville Fairgrounds- 8:00 am-10:00 am

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