What's New ? - 2022

What's New ? - 2022

Egg Prices Jump 50%

4 April, 2022

A rapidly escalating avian influenza outbreak in the U.S. is contributing to a surge in egg prices. Cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza so far have led to the deaths of more than 22 million birds of which more than 17 million commercial laying hens (~5% of the total U.S. flocks). Shell egg prices have climbed to $2.88 a dozen, up about 52% since Feb. 8, (first HPAI confirmed case). Prices are being driven higher by the disease’s spread and the coming Easter holiday, when demand for eggs is high.