The U.S. poultry industry is struggling to come to terms with the disaster that has seen income on individual farms reduced by two thirds in some cases.  Farmers that were not insured, or under insured, face a very tough road ahead.

“This comes as a timely reminder to the poultry industry here in Australia that disaster can strike, from the least expected places in a very short period of time – and that it’s better to be prepared,” AgriRisk’s Poultry Product Leader, Andrew Smith said.

“The farmers in the U.S. who had well structured poultry insurance that was tailored to their particular business and covered disease outbreaks like bird flu are in a far better position to recover,” he said.

AgriRisk recently started to offer poultry insurance to farmers.  For more information please contact Andrew Smith on (02) 6765 1400 or visit