Agri View: Avian Flu is Costly and Scary

Dan Agri View, Poultry

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Everett Griner talks about avian flu strikes in the U.S. once again in today’s Agri View.




You just mention the words avian bird flu and it sends a jolt through the veins of poultry farmers. There is 2 cases that have been reported in Tennessee this year. The affected area has been under quarantine. Nearly 75,000 chickens have been destroyed. That is only a small indication of the seriousness of this problem. It was just 2 years ago that the big outbreak that struck the U.S. poultry industry wiped out 48 million birds. That’s not all. It sent egg prices skyrocketing. It caused other countries to ban the shipment of all U.S. poultry products. Unless the problem is halted, the same thing could happen once again. Officials are doing everything possible to end the situation. All poultry farmers can do is hope, and pray.

That’s Agri View for today. I’m Everett Griner.

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