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DTN Distillers Grain Weekly Update
Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Jun 26, 2015 07:50 AM CDT

An epidemic of avian influenza has ravaged many Midwest poultry operations since December, resulting in the destruction of millions of chickens and turkeys. With the loss of so many birds, the ethanol industry is also feeling the effects due to the loss of dried distillers grain sales to the poultry industry.

The highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was first detected in December 2014 and quickly became an epidemic. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has reported there have been a total of 222 detections of HPAI involving more than 47 million birds.

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