In this rapidly changing health situation, robust biosecurity protocols are critical to preventing and managing HPAI on your dairy farm. According to the USDA and partners, HPAI is primarily spread by birds to animals and will spread on farms by people carrying matter from infected birds — such as dust, dander, and bird droppings — on their clothing, gloves, soles of their shoes, vehicle tires, animal trailers and other equipment, in addition to contaminated water. Keeping your equipment, clothing and footwear clean helps protect cattle from many viruses.

The National Dairy FARM Program and SMS Secure Milk Supply have a variety of biosecurity tools, resources, and signage that can help you enhance biosecurity on your operation. We are partnering with Penn State Extension to offer Everyday Biosecurity Kits with some of these resources. If you would like us to send you a compilation of these printed biosecurity resources, please request an Everyday Biosecurity Kit below. We’ll mail you the supplies in the next few weeks.

Each kit will include:

  • A biosecurity “No Trespassing” sign (with both English and Spanish) to display on your farm
  • Laminated copies of FARM and Secure Milk Supply signage/documents
  • A visitor sign-in log sheet
  • A short guide for what to include in your own biosecurity kit
  • Other printed resources

If you would like to request kits in bulk, please email Allen Hess or call 717-346-0849.

Note: These kits do NOT replace the necessity of building your own biosecurity plan for your operation.

Request an Everyday Biosecurity Kit:

Request Biosecurity Kit

  • Please provide your phone number or email address in case we need to contact you about the status of the material, since it is available on a first-come, first-served basis.