Uncertainty surrounds egg prices following avian flu outbreak

Uncertainty surrounds egg prices following avian flu outbreak

Despite the culling of 42.1 million egg-laying hens and young chickens as a result of avian flu, a number of factors make it difficult to determine the impact on retail egg prices this year, experts say.

“It is impossible to predict the future at the retail level. The outbreaks have slowed down tremendously, but we still have downtime ahead of us until we can start repopulating,” Lesa Vold, communications specialist at the Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University, told S

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