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Cal-Maine facility in Texas reports positive for HPAI

By David B. Strickland Poultry Times editor dstrickland@poultrytimes.com

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RIDGELAND, Miss. — A Parmer County, Texas, facility of Cal-Maine Foods reported on Apr. 2, positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza H1N5. The company reports that it depopulated 1.6 million laying hens and 337,000 pullets, which amounts to about 3.6 percent of the company’s total flock.

Cal-Maine is the nation’s largest producer and distributor of fresh shell eggs. It adds that this facility is temporarily closed, and the company is following USDA protocols, and is also working with its other facilities to make the impact on customers minimal.

In a statement, Cal-Maine notes. . .

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