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ERS: U.S. turkey production impacted by 2022’s HPAI outbreaks

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WASHINGTON — Turkey production for the remainder of 2022 and into 2023 has been lowered in estimates stemming from new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza, the USDA Economic Research Service notes in its recent “Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook” report.

Turkey production in August reached 448.98 million pounds, which was the largest month this year since March, ERS noted, adding that third quarter projections have been adjusted higher to 1.265 billion pounds, which remains 10 percent less than the same time in 2021.

ERS adds that production estimates are being affected by the return of this year’s. . .

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