7 million turkeys put down from avian flu
Just a little???? Shell eggs are up more than double from this time last year. Millions of chickens have been killed in an attempt to stem the spread of avian flu. Similar thing is now happening with turkey. We make our own sausage patties using turkey tenderloins and prices are now up to almost $5 per pound! Liquid eggs are virtually impossible to get at any price (McDonalds and other huge national accounts are getting the supply.) It's pretty dire if you're in the breakfast business like we are.
40+ million Chx and 7.5 million turkeys.