Poultry returned to the 2016 Rock County Fair last week after last year’s outbreak of a deadly avian influenza forced state animal health officials to ban all poultry exhibitions in 2015. Locally the number of poultry pens brought to the fair neared 2014 levels.

Poultry show returns to Rock County Fair

Chickens, ducks and turkeys made their return to last week’s Rock County Fair.

After a year hiatus to halt the statewide spread of a deadly avian influenza virus, the local poultry show went forward as if the May 15, 2015, ban didn’t happen.

“I think we had a good show,” said poultry superintendent Beth Kalass.


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