Iowa Announces More H5N2 Cases
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Mon Apr 27, 2015 04:53 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Initial tests on 5.5 million egg-laying chickens in Iowa came back positive for the H5N2 avian influenza virus, Iowa's secretary of agriculture said Monday.

Once confirmation tests are received, it will officially raise the total count in Iowa to 9.5 million chickens and 80,000 turkeys. Secretary Bill Northey said he expects confirmation results within the next day or two.

"This is a huge number," Northey said on a press call. Iowa has roughly 60 million layers, and he expects the outbreak will cause plenty of on-farm economic pain since it's expensive to depopulate flocks and keep barns ...

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