The 2015 Chicken Media Summit is being held this week in Maryland, organized by the National Chicken Council and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association. Among those in attendance is our own Jamie Johansen, along with bloggers, journalists, dietitians and leaders in the poultry industry from all over the country.
Yesterday the event featured tours of a hatchery, broiler barn and a processing plant and today panelists discussed myths and facts concerning the chicken industry and current events.
With the latest discovery of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza (HPAI) at a commercial laying facility in Iowa with 5.3 million hens, Dr. John Glisson with the US Poultry and Egg association was asked about the impact that might have on the industry. “It’s too early to know what’s going to happen,” he said. “Those birds will have to be destroyed and that’s a significant number of birds and a significant number of eggs that will not be available.”
Listen to or download Jamie’s interview with Dr. Glisson here: Interview with Dr. John Glisson, US Poultry and Egg Association