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Bird Flu Detected In Washington’s Kitsap, County Suspension Of Poultry Shows Continue
Bird Flu Detected In Washington’s Kitsap, County Suspension Of Poultry Shows Continue
The Washington state Department of Agriculture announced another bird flu case Thursday.  A backyard flock in Kitsap County tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza on June 29th.  Kitsap is the 11th county with bird flu detected in domestic flocks, with 27 infected flocks statewide.  All inf...
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Confirmed In Washington’s Yakima, Oregon’s Polk counties
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Confirmed In Washington’s Yakima, Oregon’s Polk counties
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza continues to spread across the Pacific Northwest. Last week, the Oregon Department of Agriculture confirmed a case of bird flu in a backyard flock of ducks and geese in Polk County. The flock's owner notified a private veterinarian after the sudden death of at least one bird; meanwhile, other birds in the flock were displaying clinical signs consistent with HPAI
USDA: Egg Prices Remain High
USDA: Egg Prices Remain High
American table egg producers have been riding a wholesale price roller coaster over the past few years. 2019 prices only averaging about 96 cents per dozen, then when we got to early 2020. "We had this sudden surge in retail buy-in as consumers faced with stay-at-home orders went to the grocery stores to stock up on perishable items such as eggs," USDA Livestock Analyst, Shayle Shagam, s
Broiler Producers Can Expect Higher Feed Costs
Broiler Producers Can Expect Higher Feed Costs
Those who raise broilers could pay anywhere from 7%-20% more this year for feed. And since feed is most of the cost of  production, those feed prices could effect the number of birds raised and sold in the coming year or two. Mark Jekanowski, USDA Outlook Board Chairman, said there will be in increase in broiler production this year, but it will be a marginal one at less than 1%. Mo ... Read Mo

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