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News Releases

2023

NCDA&CS News: Rowan County has a positive HPAI case Jan. 26

2022

NCDA&CS News: Backyard flock in Onslow County tests positive for HPAI - Dec. 8

NCDA&CS News: Backyard flock in Durham County tests positive for HPAI- Nov. 23

NCDA&CS News: Backyard flock in Union County tests positive for HPAI- Nov. 18

NCWRC News: Waterfowl Hunters Should Take Avian Influenza Precautions-Oct. 21

NCDA&CS News: Backyard flock in Wake County tests positive for HPAI- Oct. 20

NCDA&CS News: North Carolina achieves HPAI-free status - Aug. 10

NCDA&CS News: NCDA&CS lifts poultry show and sale suspension - June 1

NCDA&CS News: Poultry shows and public sales suspended until further noticed due to High Path Avian Influenza -- April 5

NCDA&CS News: Two additional turkey farms test positive for High Path Avian Influenza; discovered in the increased surveillance zone - April 1

NCDA&CS News: Commercial turkey flock tests positive for High Path Avian Influenza - March 30

NCWRC News: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Mortalities Confirmed

NCDA&CS extends strong recommendation to poultry owners to continue strict biosecurity measures due to threat of HPAI - March 14

NCDA&CS: High Path Avian Influenza now confirmed in wild birds at three sites in North Carolina -Jan. 27

NC Zoo: North Carolina Zoo Closes Aviary to the Public as Precautionary Measure to Protect Birds- Jan. 24

NCDA&CS News: High Path Avian Influenza detected in wild bird in Hyde County - Jan. 19

NCWRC News: Wild Duck Tests Positive for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Hyde County - Jan 19

Type of Operation

County & Flock #

Date Confirmed Positive

Number of Poultry

Backard/Independent Rowan 01 1/2/2022 *
Backyard/Independent Onslow 01 12/8/2022 *
Backyard/Independent Union 02 12/01/2022 *
Backyard/Independent Durham 01 11/23/2022 *
Backyard/Independent Union 01 11/18/22 *
Backyard/Independent Wake 01 10/20/22 *
Commercial Broilers Wayne 06 4/12/22 89,702
Commercial Turkeys Wayne 05 4/08/22 18,546
Commercial Broilers Wayne 04 4/06/22 65,601
Commercial Broilers Wayne 03 4/06/22 216,049
Commercial Turkey Wayne 02 4/05/22 14,175
Commercial Turkey Wayne 01 4/02/2022 16,924

Commercial Turkey

Johnston 03

4/02/2022

18,888

Commercial Turkey

Johnston 02

4/02/2022

9,546

Commercial Turkey

Johnston 01

3/29/2022

32,134

* exact number of birds only reported for commercial flocks

 

 

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NC Poultry Statistics
  • BROILERS (chickens raised for meat) are the top ag commodity in the state, representing more than $3.6 billion in cash receipts for farmers in 2019. 916 million broilers were raised in North Carolina in 2019.
  • North Carolina ranks first in the nation in poultry and egg cash receipts.
  • TURKEYS In 2019, N.C. growers raised 31 million turkeys, worth more than $674 million in cash receipts. North Carolina is the second-largest turkey-producing state in the nation.
  • EGGS In 2019, the N.C. egg industry accounted for more than $451 million in farm income. More than 14 million layers produced more than 3.79 billion eggs.

Statistics from the 2020 Ag Statistics Book.

Images

More images and B-roll of chickens can be found on TheChickenRoost.com, a website sponsored by the National Chicken Council.

Videos

B-roll: Avian influenza testing in a laboratory (USDA)

 

Contact Information

North Carolina Department of Agriculture, Veterinary Division, Poultry Health Programs
vetpoultry@ncagr.gov

(919)-707-3250 Press 2 for poultry
(919)-707-3365

Media Contacts

N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Andrea Ashby
Director Public Affairs
andrea.ashby@ncagr.gov
919-707-3004

Heather Overton:
Assistant Director
heather.overton@ncagr.gov
919-707-3006

Poultry Industry

Lisa Prince
E xecutive Director N.C. Egg Association
lprince@ncegg.org
919-319-1195

Robert L. Ford 
Executive Director N.C. Poultry Federation
rlford@ncpoultry.org
919-783-8218

Department of Environmental Quality
Cathy Akroyd
DEQ Public Affairs
cathy.akroyd@ncdenr.gov
919-707-9187

Jamie Kritzer
DEQ Public Affairs
jamie.kritzer@ncdenr.gov
919-707-8602

Environmental Questions: Department of Environmental Quality

Laura Leonard
DEQ Public Affairs
laura.leonard@ncdenr.gov
919-707-8670

John Kastrinsky, public information office for animal operations
DEQ Public Affairs
john.kastrinsky@ncdenr.gov
919-707-3645

Link to the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality's (former DENR) HPAI website

Diagnostic Testing Questions:

Dr. James Trybus   
Director N.C. Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory System
ncvdl@ncagr.gov
https://www.ncagr.gov/vet/ncvdl/
919-733-3986

 

 

 

 

Office of the State Veterinarian
N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Mailing Address:1030 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1030
Physical Address: 2 W. Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: 919-707-3250; FAX: 919-733-2277


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