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Industry News & Trends / Business & Markets
on February 2, 2022

Broiler producers benefit from higher meat prices in 2021

The U.S. poultry industry produced more than 1 billion pounds of ready-to-cook chicken on a weekly basis in 2021 while wholesale parts prices reached an all-time high.

The integrated chicken industry benefited from historically high meat prices in 2021 but paid higher prices itself for nearly everything. Facing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the top U.S. broiler chicken companies expanded production and prepared to grow in the future. 

Industry performance at a glance 

According to WATT Global…

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