HPAI took a toll on wholesale turkey breast prices in 2022
High Pathogenic Avian Influenza took a toll on frozen wholesale turkey breast prices last year, according to USDA’s ERS data.
Prices peaked in October of 2022 and continued through the year’s end; losses surpassed 7 million turkeys, and breast prices peaked at almost $3 per pound. But by April of this year, prices began to decline.
Cases of the virus have slowed in recent months but the threat to U.S. flocks remains.