“There are enormous complications in ag related to these new technologies. The general notion on any vaccine is that it could raise complications on exports of meats in foreign countries.”
Amid ongoing worries about avian influenza that has led to the culling of more than 13 million chickens and turkeys in Iowa in the past year, a priority among agricultural groups for the next federal farm bill is vaccine funding.
Avian flu, the pesky culprit behind skyrocketing egg prices and holiday turkey shortages, hit the Hutterite near Lake Andes in southern South Dakota twice last year, causing them to cull 120,000 birds.
When most think of renowned South Dakota sites, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse or the Corn Palace might come to mind.
Livestock progress shows and county fair season has begun, and while everyone aspires to bring home that grand champion trophy or belt buckle, no one wants to leave the show carrying a zoonotic disease.
Ever seen a bad hair day on a chicken? Polish chickens have them all the time.
“I turn them loose and they do their own thing.”
Australorps are a dual purpose breed in the world of chickens.
Meet the South Dakota family farm behind your Easter eggs.
"What makes them one of the best all-around breeds is that they are so eye-catching, because of their size, and they’re very gentle and tame down well.”
They’re the teddy bear cuddlers of the chicken world. Silkies are one of the most unique chicken breeds in the world.