What is the current state of egg prices amid HPAI outbreaks?

Millions of birds have been culled this month because of High Path Avian Flu, and producers are working hard to keep egg prices affordable.

HPAI was blamed for high egg prices last January as they peaked at around $4.80 per dozen. By fall, the supply chain recovered and prices fell to $2.07 per dozen. However, ag researchers at the University of Arkansas say the cases seen this month are not likely to cause price issues. They say that is because cases are not as consistent and replenishment stocks are not as impacted.

APHIS is reporting two new cases of HPAI in poultry. In New Mexico, just under 52,000 birds were culled after an outbreak at a commercial hatchery. In Michigan, a commercial turkey meat facility reported a case that impacted 67,000 birds there.

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