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…