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Beef sector braces for bird flu

The strain of bird flu infecting U.S. dairy herds could become a problem for the beef sector, but it may not have the same effects as it did in the dairy barn, according to New Mexico’s state veterinarian.

The main economic impact of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in dairy cattle has been reduced milk production, Dr. Samantha Uhrig noted. Most infected cattle have recovered.

“There’s been very few mortalities reported and they’re often associated with a secondary issue,” she said.

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