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Broilers & Layers / North America / Business & Markets
on August 30, 2016

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).

The Overall Index now stands at 120.7, down from 142.9 during the second quarter of 2016 (100-point…

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