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Greg Rennier

Greg Rennier

Greg Rennier, Ph.D., is president of Rennier Associates Inc. To contact Rennier, email greg@rennierassociates.com.

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US poultry industry riding wave of optimism

With poultry supply and demand in balance and cheap corn available for feed ingredients, U.S. poultry producers are profitable and expanding production.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the U.S. poultry industry continued a lengthy streak of optimism with the Poultry Confidence Index (PCI) tracking scores remaining well above their normative baseline for three consecutive years.
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Trump scores high for poultry where it counts

In a Poultry Confidence Index poll, President Trump’s performance was rated highest on issues most important to poultry industry.
In a Poultry Confidence Index poll, President Trump’s performance was rated highest on issues most important to poultry industry.
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Poultry industry confidence high despite profit concerns

Sustained optimism was diminished slightly by concerns for reduced profits, but experts predict little-to-no impact on short term profits.
Sustained optimism was diminished slightly by concerns for reduced profits. However, several experts have suggested that the economy can absorb near-term supply/demand projections and should have little-to-no impact on short-term profits while expansions projected a positive radiance across the industry.
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US poultry industry weighs in on Trump presidency

U.S. poultry industry’s views of President Donald Trump are positive, but there’s discontent with some of his actions, says Poultry Confidence Index survey.
As President Donald J. Trump completed his first month in office, Poultry Confidence Index survey respondents provided their views on him and his new administration.
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US poultry industry confidence surges in 2017

US poultry industry confidence surged in 2017 on low grain prices and expectations of an improved U.S. economy, according to Poultry Confidence Index.
All of the Poultry Confidence Index (PCI) indicators in the first quarter of 2017 exceeded the 100-point baseline for the first time in two years, which proves a truism about forecasting – it’s always wrong.
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US poultry regulations remain top concern for 2017

Regulatory issues are the top poultry industry concern for the next six months, says Poultry Confidence Index survey.
Regulatory issues were once again the top issue for the U.S. poultry industry headed into the new year in 2017, according to a recent WATT-Rennier Poultry Confidence Index survey poll.
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Substantial changes ahead in poultry antibiotic usage

WATT-Rennier Poultry Confidence Index poll shows U.S. poultry industry expects more than one-quarter of flocks to be under no antibiotics ever in five years.
A recent WATT-Rennier Poultry Confidence Index poll predicted substantial changes in the use of antibiotics for broiler production.
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US poultry industry foresees oversupply, lower efficiency

The U.S. Poultry Confidence Index reflects lowered industry expectations about future profitability due to concerns about oversupply and inefficiencies from antibiotic-free production.
Although U.S. poultry industry optimism about current conditions remained high during the third quarter of 2016, expectations for future conditions and profits took a tumble, according to the WATT-Rennier Poultry Confidence Index (PCI).
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US poultry industry focused on disease, health control

Poultry health tops the list of concerns for next six months, says WATT-Rennier Poultry Confidence Index survey.
"Poultry health/diseases" was the top issue for the U.S. poultry industry for the next six months according to a recent WATT-Rennier Poultry Confidence Index (PCI) survey poll.
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Poultry Confidence Index continues rise in 2016

The Poultry Confidence Index rose in the first quarter of 2016, buoyed, in part, by industry expectations for continued low and stable feed and fuel costs.
The year 2015 will be remembered as a remarkable one in the U.S. poultry industry. With the exception of avian influenza – which produced substantial localized losses for those in the egg industry – most market factors were favorable for broiler and turkey producers.
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