The second wave of HPAI outbreaks continues, with new cases striking commercial turkey flocks in Minnesota, South Dakota and Utah. According to Sept. 20 updates from APHIS, more than 100,000 turkeys were affected by new outbreaks in Minnesota's Brown and Stearns counties. That is in addition to the 281,400 Minnesota turkeys already culled this month alone.
In South Dakota, where avian flu had been absent for months, two large outbreaks hit Clark County, with more than 60,000 commercial turkeys affected. Utah's Sanpete County also experienced an outbreak in commercial turkeys affecting a total of 73,200 birds.
The rising number of HPAI cases heading into fall bears out a recent report from CoBank saying that the nation’s poultry industry and other birds remain under threat from the spread of HPAI in the coming months.
For further insights on the HPAI outbreak, read in-depth coverage in the latest issue of Meatingplace magazine.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.