avian influenza

Avian Influenza Causing Losses of Egg Laying Hens

Dan Avian Influenza, Eggs, Poultry

While the number of highly pathogenic avian influenza cases across the U.S. have outpaced the 2014-2015 outbreak, experts say the one key to controlling the spread of it is fast reaction to reported detections. Even so, USDA economist Matt Maclachlan notes avian influenza this year has caused the loss of about 2 million laying hens. And when it comes to …


Officials Urging Poultry Producers to Tighten Up Biosecurity Even More

Dan Avian Influenza, Biosecurity, Eggs, Poultry, USDA-APHIS

On Saturday, the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial layer chicken flock in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and a non-commercial backyard flock (non-poultry) in Utah County, Utah. Both cases were confirmed at the APHIS National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa. APHIS is working closely with state …


Bird Flu Driving Egg Processing Costs Higher

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Processed eggs go into items ranging from salad dressings to cake mix. Bloomberg says the prices for those eggs intended for processing are soaring to record highs because of the avian influenza outbreak. The rapid spread of influenza could make this one of the biggest outbreaks in history. Twenty million birds have been culled from the nation’s flocks, which is …

Avian Influenza

Avian Influenza Cases Outpacing 2014-2015 Outbreak

Dan Avian Influenza, Eggs, Poultry

The number of highly pathogenic avian influenza cases in the U.S. are outpacing the 2014/2015 outbreak. However, the American Farm Bureau Federation says the higher numbers might be attributed to improvements in detection and reporting protocols. Farm Bureau economists found as of April 7, there have been more than 600 detections of HPAI in wild birds across 31 states, and …

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Alabama Poultry and Egg Association Holds Capitol Omelet Breakfast

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As the 2022 Alabama Legislative Session continues, this past Wednesday the Alabama Poultry and Egg Association held their Capitol Omelet Breakfast on the Capitol lawn in Montgomery. The event was designed to promote Alabama’s $15.1 billion poultry and egg industry. Alabama Poultry and Egg Association CEO, Johnny Adams, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman they served over 700 people at the breakfast. Those …