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California Egg Production

California’s egg production during February totaled 264 million, down 37 million from January’s production and down 11 million from February 2016. The all layers during the month totaled 12.2 million, down 1 percent from last month, and down 1 percent from February 2016. Eggs per 100 layers during the month were 2,167, compared to 2,448 a month earlier, and 2,237 in February 2016. Continue reading

stabenow avian bird flu
Senate Agriculture Committee ranking Democrat Debbie Stabenow of Michigan is asking the Agriculture Department to outline its avian influenza response. Continue reading

avian flu iowa
The Iowa Department of Agriculture is prepping for a potential avian influenza outbreak by recommending producers continue and improve biosecurity efforts. Continue reading

bird flu
Tennessee officials confirmed a less dangerous strain of bird flu was found in Giles County, Tennessee, which borders Lincoln County Tennessee, the site of high pathogenic avian influenza found more than a week ago. Continue reading

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the strain of high pathogenic avian influenza found in Tennessee last week is not connected to any strains of bird flu in China. Continue reading

handling raw meat and poultry
Want some tips for safely handling raw meat and poultry before it comes home from the store? Cathy Isom has you covered in This Land of Ours. Continue reading

national poultry

University of California poultry experts are urging poultry owners to examine biosecurity for their flocks after avian influenza was confirmed in commercial chickens in Tennessee by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on Sunday (March 5). To protect the birds’ health, UC scientists recommend taking measures to prevent poultry from coming into contact with wild birds. Continue reading

Why experts say it’s okay if you don’t wash that raw chicken before it gets cooked. Cathy Isom explains in today’s This Land of Ours segment. Continue reading

Following the confirmation of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Tennessee over the weekend, three Asian countries have imposed bans on chicken from the state. Continue reading

avian influenza
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza (HPAI) of North American wild bird lineage in a commercial chicken breeder flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee. This is the first confirmed case of HPAI in commercial poultry in the United States this year. Continue reading

Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States Up 2 Percent

Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 222 million eggs in incubators during the week ending February 25, 2017, up 2 percent from a year ago. Continue reading

poultry labor
Everett Griner talks about what eating all of that poultry means for the economy in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more. →

egg report
January Egg Production Up 9 Percent

United States egg production totaled 9.04 billion during January 2017, up 9 percent from last year. Production included 7.91 billion table eggs, and 1.12 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.04 billion were broiler-type and 87.7 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during January 2017 averaged 376 million, up 5 percent from last year. January egg production per 100 layers was 2,401 eggs, up 3 percent from January 2016. Continue reading

China reported this week the nation is assessing a new strain of avian influenza, H7N9, which officials report has evolved into a more severe form in birds. Continue reading

avian flu
Everett Griner talks about Avian Flu spreading overseas in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more. →

national poultry
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) invites the public to review and comment on proposed changes to the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) Program Standards. The proposed updates would amend the Program Standards by establishing new biosecurity principles and updating some testing procedures. Continue reading

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Tyson Foods said this week it recently received a subpoena from federal investigators, likely tied to an investigation in which Tyson and other companies are alleged to have conspired to fix poultry prices. Continue reading

super bowl chicken wings
Cathy Isom fills us in on what Americans will be snacking on by the BILLIONS on Super Bowl Sunday. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more. →

bird flu
The global spread of bird flu is increasing concerns the viruses will be transferred to humans. Global infections of highly pathogenic avian influenza have reached unprecedented levels, according to Reuters. Continue reading

turkey duck eggs
Everett Griner talks about the difference between turkey, chicken and duck eggs in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more. →

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