U.S. demand for chicken strong despite bird flu

US - The poultry industry says the U.S. demand for chicken has remained strong despite a lagging export market in countries where bird flu has been reported.

"No one that we've spoken to has reported any impact from avian influenza," said Richard Lobb, spokesman for the National Chicken Council, a Washington trade group. "The public is very well aware of bird flu but there's really been no measurable impact on demand for chicken in the United States."

Overseas exports, on the other hand, took a major hit in the fall as populations in Turkey, Romania, Ukraine and other countries with confirmed cases of bird flu became averse to chicken altogether, Mr. Lobb said.

Source: World Peace Herald
calendar icon 15 July 2006
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