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on March 31, 2022

HPAI rivals COVID-19’s effects on the US egg industry

Egg shortages are expected after the depopulation of almost 12 million commercial layers in the U.S. this year.

The recent outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in U.S. layer flocks, in combination with lasting effects of COVID-19, will likely hurt the egg supply chain right before Easter

So far in 2022, 11.8 million egg-laying hens have been depopulated due to HPAI. These losses have occurred solely…

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