Total Egg Exports Are Down 9 Percent From The Same Period

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Total egg exports are down 9 percent from the same period a year earlier; 145.13 million dozen eggs, which includes both table eggs and egg products, were exported from this year’s period in comparison to the 164 million exported a year earlier. “The impact of lost exports alone reached nearly 390 million during the first half of 2015,” reports the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council; in what the article describes as “precise terms”, the combined value of US poultry and egg exports for the first half fell by an astonishing 14 percent, with egg exports accounting for 9 percent of the total loss of revenue. The sharp drop in export value is described as being a “graphic example of the economic effect this year’s multi-state outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza has had on the industry.” Countries are beginning to lift restrictions, while some US trading partners are slowly moving to follow their example, such as Mexico. The industry is set to stockpile enormous amounts of vaccinations to prepare for the possible return of the flu during the autumn months, as opposed to the hotter months in which the virus goes “dormant” and disappears off the radar. This gives the industry a chance to both prepare and bounce back from the loss from previous months, or the first half of 2015. With the article having been published on August 19th, it is one of the more recent effects of the avian flu being seen. Having said that, no detections of the avian flu has been recorded in the
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