Bird ban’s impact will be felt by Canfield Fair

A ban on birds will mean no waterfoul or poultry at this year's Canfield Fair.

CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) — There have been no confirmed cases of the bird flu in Ohio or Pennsylvania.

But the impact of the deadly virus is being felt by many here in the Valley.

The Ohio Department of Agriculture put a bird ban on all fairs across the state due to concerns of the avian flu.

The ban includes chickens, turkeys, ducks geese and waterfoul.

4H participants at the Canfield fair who raised chickens or other poultry will have to leave their animals at home this year.

“There’s kids that had them and they are disappointed. That’s the fair trying to look at options. And how they can at least give kids the option to show because that may be the only animal they bring to the fair,”” said Shane Wonner, Canfield Fair Market beef committee.

4H’ers who raised turkeys or chickens will still be able to sell their animals.

They will have pictures in place of the live animal to show to buyers.

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