How serious is the HPAI threat to the poultry sector and what can be done to mitigate the risk?

Egg prices are spiking as we reach the two-month mark since HPAI entered the country. Prices have surged by half since the beginning of the outbreaks, but experts do not expect significant shortages.

According to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack, this epidemic will not be a copy of the 2015 outbreaks, thanks to improved biosecurity on poultry farms.

Iowa is the number one egg state in the country and accounts for more than half of the egg layers that have died in this year’s outbreak.

Nearly half of U.S. states have reported cases of avian influenza affecting more than 23 million birds. The Farm Monitors Damon Jones explains how serious the threat is to the poultry industry and what can be done to mitigate the risk.


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