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DNR to speak with farmers about bovine TB program changes/expansions

Submitted by Phil Heimerl on January 12, 2018 – 12:36 amNo Comment

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is hosting a series of meetings in northeast Michigan to speak with farmers about bovine tuberculosis and potential changes to programs.

Public meetings for producers and the community are being held next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Ossineke, Hillman and Mio.

And two more meetings are being held in Rogers City and Onaway on Tuesday, January 23.

True North Radio Network has learned the DNR and other bovine TB experts will talk with producers in Alcona, Alpena and Montmorency counties about “a more customized approach to protecting cattle farms from bovine TB;” along with an enhanced wildlife biosecurity program and available funding to help share the costs if there are any large-scale infrastructure projects needed, such as high-fencing.

There are no proposed changes to the bovine TB status in Presque Isle, however TB-related programs will be expanded in the county.

Meeting dates, times and locations can be viewed below.

Tuesday, January 16 at 7 p.m.
Ossineke Township Hall
9041 Nicholson Hill Rd.
Hubbard Lake, MI 49747

Wednesday, January 17 at 7 p.m.
Hillman Community Center
24220 Veterans Memorial Hwy.
Hillman, MI 49746

Thursday, January 18 at 7 p.m.
Elmer Township Hall
863 W. Kittle Rd.
Mio, MI 48647

Tuesday, January 23 at 2 p.m.
Presque Isle District Library
181 E. Erie St.
Rogers City, MI  49779

Tuesday, January 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Allis Township Hall
20001 Co. Rd. 638
Onaway, MI 49765

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