Company deals with loss of 800,000 hens

April 25, 2015 9:20 PM

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An executive of one of Wisconsin’s largest egg-production companies said he is committed to saving its facility near Lake Mills that received confirmation this week that a highly contagious avian influenza virus was found in its flock of 800,000 chickens.

“We’re committed to a safe work environment for our employees, the health and welfare of our hens and to produce wholesome, affordable food for the country to eat and consume. That doesn’t change because our facility unfortunately tested positive (for the virus),” said William Rehm, president of Day...

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