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How COVID-19 affected avian flu response in Carolinas

Pandemic added to the concerns of response teams as they tried to rid turkey farms of avian influenza during the spring months
Responding to an avian influenza outbreak is an ordeal under any circumstance. But when the virus struck in North Carolina and South Carolina during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, animal health officials had to deal with a new set of challenges.
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COVID-19 will shape the next generation of employees

As the pandemic continues to impact daily life, its long-term effects on the next generation of employees could make it harder for those individuals to be utilized when the time comes.
Economic, historical, social and cultural experiences influence career choices. What could this mean for future poultry farm employees?
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Want a turkey plant in your state? There will be barriers

Representatives from Butterball and Cargill say it is unlikely any new turkey plants will be built in the near future
While turkey processing plants can provide a big economic boost to the areas where they operate, recruiting a company to build one in your state will not be an easy task, leaders from two top turkey companies say.
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Jennie-O Turkey Store profits down 67%

Coronavirus-related plant pauses, decline in foodservice sales challenged company during third quarter
Profits for Jennie-O Turkey Store, which idled three plants this spring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, dropped nearly 67% in the third quarter of fiscal year 2020 when compared to the third quarter of 2019.
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Cargill leader: COVID-19 increased turkey’s market share

Turkey industry is working to build on the momentum it has gained with recent changes in consumer behavior
Changing consumer trends during the COVID-19 pandemic have helped the turkey industry gain a larger share of American proteins purchased, said John Niemann, president of protein ingredients and international channel, Cargill Protein.
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