Minnesota looks to be first state to audit turkey grower biosecurity plans

Minnesota is looking to become the first state to make auditing of biosecurity plans on turkey farms mandatory.

Minnesota Turkey Growers director Sarah Anderson tells Brownfield growers have been working with the Board of Animal Health.

“To make sure they have plans in place. And for our guys, that’s second nature, they are very diligent about that. But sometimes just putting it down to paper is more of a challenge.”

She encourages turkey growers to have their biosecurity plan finalized by the fall.

“They spend many hours thinking about how their birds are doing. Obviously the weather impacts things too, so they don’t mess around with this. They are very diligent about caring for their birds.”

Anderson says the biosecurity plans aren’t only for the grower to protect their own flock, but other flocks as well.

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