University of Vermont

Cultivating Healthy Communities

Livestock & Poultry

Spring 2015: The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets and USDA are making poultry producers and backyard enthusiasts aware of avian influenza outbreaks which have been identified in other parts of the United States.

The following advisories, websites and information should be helpful in the practice of good avian biosecurity:


Livestock play an important role in Vermont agriculture, providing valuable dairy, meat, egg and fiber products, and aiding in land improvement, by-product utilization, employment, transportation and agritourism.

Currently, about 75% of the state's total agricultural income comes from dairy products. However, in response to demand for locally produced food and goods, farms are increasingly diversifying and raising other livestock species.

UVM Extension supports the industry through educational programming and provides resources to address production, products and marketing.

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