Confirmed 2nd Case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Animal Health, avian flu, Chicken, Poultry, usda

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service(APHIS) has confirmed a second case of highly pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza in a commercial breeder flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee. This H7N9 strain detected in the flock of 55,000 chickens is located in the Mississippi flyway, is the same strain of avian influenza that was previously confirmed in Tennessee and is not … Read More

USDA Confirms Avian Flu in Commercial Flock in TN

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Animal Health, avian flu, Chicken, Poultry, US Poultry, usda

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza (HPAI) of North American wild bird lineage in a commercial chicken breeder flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee. This is the first confirmed case of HPAI in commercial poultry in the United States this year. The flock of 73,500 is located within … Read More

Avian Influenza Concerns Challenge Global Markets

Lizzy SchultzAgribusiness, Animal Health, avian flu, economics, Finance, International, Poultry

According to RaboBank’s Q4 Poultry Quarterly, a new wave of avian influenza (AI) outbreaks has begun to challenge the outlook for the global poultry industry in 2017, showcasing an unwelcome development in a global market that was just recovering from the negative impact of the 2015 AI crisis. New outbreaks—just at the beginning of the Northern Hemisphere winter season, when … Read More

Iowa Avian Flu Incident Team Honored by NASDA

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Animal Health, avian flu, award, Poultry

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) has recognized the Iowa Avian Influenza Incident Management Team with the James A. Graham Award for Outstanding Service. NASDA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association which represents the elected and appointed commissioners, secretaries, and directors of the departments of agriculture in all fifty states and four U.S. territories. “Staff throughout our Department … Read More

USPOULTRY Funded Research Inactivates Avian Flu in Feed

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, avian flu, Poultry, Research, University, US Poultry

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) recently completed a funded research project that may make significant headway in the industry’s ongoing commitment to avian influenza prevention. Researchers at Auburn University, where the project was completed, were able to show ways to inactivate avian influenza virus in poultry feed. This research is the first completed project that was funded as … Read More

Iowa Agriculture Discusses Avian Influenza Biosecurity

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, avian flu, Biosecurity, Poultry, University, usda

Earlier this week, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey highlighted the preparations taken place by Iowa poultry farmers, as well as by state and federal governments, to better prepare for another potential outbreak of avian influenza. “As we approach the first anniversary of avian influenza in Iowa it is important to highlight the steps taken by poultry industry and the … Read More

ASA Connects With Poultry Producers

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Audio, avian flu, IPPE, Poultry, soybeans

The American Soybean Association (ASA) made an appearance at the 2016 International Production and Processing expo (IPPE), taking the time to meet several of the soybean industry’s major customers from the poultry industry. Steve Yoder, a soybean farmer from Altha, Florida, and the director of the ASA was on hand for an interview during the expo, and discussed the organization’s … Read More

USPOULTRY Pushes Avian Flu Research

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Audio, avian flu, IPPE, Poultry, Research, US Poultry

Last year, the poultry industry saw the largest outbreak of avian influenza in history, with the disease eliciting nationwide concern from producers, consumers, and government officials alike. Dr. John Glisson, of the US Poultry and Egg Association (USPOULTRY), was on hand during the 2016 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) to discuss the current state of the outbreak, and how … Read More

More Cases of Avian Flu Hit Indiana Turkey Community

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Animal Health, avian flu, Poultry

On January 15th the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) announced highly pathogenic avian influenza was diagnosed in an Indiana turkey flock. Over the weekend more cases were found in the state. The total is now at 10 positive commercial turkey operations in Dubois County. All positive flocks are located within the original control area, and were identified by … Read More

Brookside Agra Develops All-Natural AgFlu™

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, avian flu, Poultry

Brookside Agra has taken a step toward helping farmers prevent highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and protect their flocks through the development of an all-natural, multi-purpose solution called AgFlu™. AgFlu is shown to be 99% effective against the Avian Influenza A virus, better known as H5N1, and other mutated strains when sprayed on surfaces and equipment, used in fogging and … Read More