Bird flu softens export markets

Bird flu softens export markets

Global economic conditions and bans restricting U.S. poultry exports take toll on livestock markets.

THE confirmation of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in three U.S. states sent shockwaves through the global poultry marketplace, spurring more than 40 countries to place restrictions on imports of U.S. poultry, eggs, breeding stock and hatching eggs.

The rapid response could jeopardize the $5 billion U.S. poultry export market, especially as key markets such as China, South Korea and South Africa have imposed national bans until the situat

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