Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook No. (LDPM-282-02) 22 pp

December 2017

Impacts of the 2014-2015 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreak on the U.S. Poultry Sector

Between December 2014 and June 2015, more than 50 million chickens and turkeys in the United States died of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) or were destroyed to stop the spread of the disease. This report provides an overview of the HPAI outbreak with a focus on the impacts on U.S. poultry production, trade, and prices.

Keywords: Avian influenza, infectious animal disease, market disruption, trade restrictions, poultry production, poultry exports, poultry prices

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