Bird flu found in largest fresh egg producer in US, production halted – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Written by on April 2, 2024

The largest producer of fresh eggs in the United States said Tuesday that it has stopped production at a Texas plant after bird flu was found in chickens there.

Ridgeland, Mississippi-based Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. said in a statement that approximately 1.6 million laying hens and 337,000 pullets, about 3.6% of its total flock, were destroyed after the infection, avian influenza, was found at the facility in Parmer County, Texas.

This is absolutely devastating news for . . .

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