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Avian flu outbreak takes heavy toll


The highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak is taking a heavy toll on the turkey industry.

National Turkey Federation vice chair John Zimmerman is a grower from Northfield, Minnesota and tells Brownfield he’s been very fortunate not to be directly affected by avian flu.

“But many of my friends have. And listening to their stories, you have a lot of empathy for them, but it’s heartbreaking when you’re a livestock farmer (and) have to actually euthanize your livestock.

Avian flu outbreak takes heavy toll