Poultry Industry

This crisis may become the most expensive animal health disaster in U.S. history.

A pandemic is ravaging the United States. From Maine to Wyoming, contagious bird flu has swept across farms and forests, killing chickens, ducks, turkeys and more than 40 varieties of wild birds. This pandemic has been particularly hard on poultry farmers, who have lost more than 24 million chickens and turkeys to this new strain of avian influenza. That is nearly 4 percent of all the domestic chickens and turkeys in the nation. So it is little wonder the price of chicken meat has doubled from a year ago while the costs of chicken eggs have hit an all-time high.

Read more at “Poultry Industry Devastated by Bird Flu”

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