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Bird Flu Has Infected a Second Commercial Egg Layer Farm
After an almost 11-month lull in detections, industry sources tell Urner Barry that high-path avian influenza (HPAI) has infected a US commercial egg layer flock for the second time in as many weeks. The latest outbreak is said to have occurred in Iowa, which is home to approximately 45 million laying hens, making it the nation’s largest egg-producing state.
Last week, the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed that a 940,000-bird farm housing mostly conventional hens...