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Avian flu brings poult euthanasia issue to forefront

With fewer farms available for poult placements because of biosecurity rules, the industry is dealing with an oversupply of young turkeys

With fewer farms available to take poult placements because of avian influenza infections, the turkey industry is now facing tough decisions concerning the culling of poults.


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US projected to raise 2% less turkeys in 2022

Minnesota, North Carolina and South Dakota are expected to see the biggest drops in production, while more turkeys are expected to be raised in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Virginia

The number of turkeys to be raised in the United States in 2022 is expected to be 2% less than it was in 2021, according to a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) report.


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