Continuing to overcome a number of difficult challenges during the past few years has resulted in positive production increases for the chicken industry. At the same time, this experience has also strengthened essentially all companies’ resolve and sense of optimism about their businesses as they look toward the start of a new decade just over the horizon. Companies have responded to consumer demand for more specialty chicken products, value-added items, enhanced animal welfare standards, better communication about sustainability efforts and greater transparency of production and processing methods. This is in addition to companies devoting more and more assets to continue to improve food safety and the safety of our workforce.
State of the Industry 2018