Poultry products remain popular with consumers and the industry has plenty of open road ahead; but external mitigating factors continued to tamp down sales in 2016 and have some areas in need of a tuneup.
Overall sales of poultry were down less than 1 percent in 2016 from 2015 because of a decline in poultry prices as well as total volume of poultry sold, according to Chicago-based Mintel International’s Poultry U.S. report, published in November 2016.
When the University of Wisconsin-Madison decided to hold a ceremony to kick off construction for its new Meat Science Building, officials decided on something a little more appropriate — a ham salting ceremony.
The year 2016 was a far less dramatic year for the beef, pork and poultry industries and provided breathing room for industry participants to absorb last year’s sluggish export sales, large animal supplies and falling prices.
This month, to wrap up the magazine’s coverage of its 125th Anniversary, the editorial team decided to take on a bigger challenge: Select 25 individuals we expect will change the industry over the next decade or two.
Check out the December 2016 issue of The National Provisioner, featuring our cover story on SugarCreek adding sous vide to its capabilities, the 2017 Economic Outlook for the meat and poultry industry, and much more!