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Poultry Breeding & Genetics / Broiler Husbandry
on January 4, 2021

Integrators adjust hatchery outflows to limit growth

Ongoing uncertainty and surging feed costs put U.S. chicken companies in a difficult position.

Domestic integrators faced unprecedented challenges in 2020 which led them to dial back egg sets and chick placements.

Impacts of reduced demand

Although surface-level profitability estimates suggest financial conditions in the industry were not all that bad in 2020, widespread restaurant closures last spring, created a colossal, albeit temporary, marketing…

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