HARRISBURG, Pa. - There are 6,000 animals at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. This year poultry was banned.
"In the midwest we lost about 48 million birds due to a disease called avian influenza," said Penn State University Associate Professor Mike Hulet.
Many people are disappointed. This is only the second or third time birds have been banned in the show's 100 year history. Influenza did not affect any Pennsylvania farms, but the department was nervous. Birds, at the show, come from all over the state and if one bird had had it, it could have spread easily.