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on February 19, 2021

Would idle poultry processing capacity be worth it?

Extra capacity would prevent future supply chain backups, but finding a way to finance that capacity is an issue that needs to be addressed

While the meat and poultry industry’s operating model of just-in-time production has historically been very efficient, the COVID-19 pandemic exposed how disruptive events could disrupt the supply chain and force producers to make tough decisions regarding their animals that are ready for slaughter.

John Newton, chief economist for the American…

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