Bird flu ruffling market feathers

Bird flu ruffling market feathers

Poultry trade fears that additional avian flu outbreaks will be negatively received; hog report reveals smaller-than-expected summer production.

THE news of additional H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks could soon ruffle feathers in the marketplace for poultry producers.

Although the virus has not infected any humans in the U.S. thus far, market analysts are starting to fear negative consequences to chicken and turkey exports as well as sales to food establishments and retailers.

Still, in the short term, Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University agricultur

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