Egg production recovery may take up to 18 months

Egg production recovery may take up to 18 months

United Egg Producers release cites pullet shortage, need to stagger hen ages and disease impact on breeder farms as reasons for delay.

It will be at least 12 to 18 months before egg production in the U.S. returns to full, pre-avian-influenza levels, said egg farmers cooperative United Egg Producers (UEP) President/CEO Chad Gregory in a press release discussing recovery efforts from the recent avian influenza outbreak that has severely impacted egg production in this country and caused egg prices to skyrocket.

The major cause of the delay is the need to stagger the ages of laying hens to ensure a steady egg supp

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