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Wayne Farms promotes Kevin McDaniel to COO

He most recently served as the Wayne Farms vice president and general manager of fresh operations

Kevin McDaniel, Wayne Farms vice president and general manager of fresh operations, has been named chief operating officer, effective immediately.

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VIDEO: Will chicken demand sag as pandemic wanes?

Demand for chicken was strong during the pandemic so far but it may decline as people return to pre-pandemic behaviors.
Mark Jordan, executive director of LEAP Market Analytics, examines chicken demand during the COVID-19 pandemic and weighs in on how the market might change after it ends.
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Rabobank: US, Mexico, Japan, Russia markets strongest

Meanwhile, the poultry markets in the EU, South Africa and Thailand are struggling because of an oversupply

The world’s best performing poultry industries are presently in the United States, Mexico, Japan and Russia, according to the Rabobank Poultry Quarterly Q2 2021 report. Meanwhile, the report identified the European Union, South Africa and Thailand as the industries that are struggling due to an oversupply.

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US egg carton shortage has subsided

The panic buying that was triggered a year ago by the pandemic, is no longer a factor.

The U.S. egg carton shortage that started as a result of the pandemic has improved and producers shouldn't have any issues with Easter packaging. 

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Aho anticipates jump in meat prices as economy recovers

Supplies of meat and poultry may not be growing enough to keep up with the economic recovery in the United States
As the economy bounces back from its slump during the earlier months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Poultry Perspective economist Paul Aho says you can expect meat prices to rise.
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