2009 Tech Journal Series: Poultry Processing Technology 101
Progressive poultry processing practices call for a streamlined approach to the flow of information among machines, people and integrated technology.
The industry is light-years ahead of its poultry plucking days of the 1900s, especially concerning processing equipment-design improvements.
Even so, the livestock poultry industry has been grappling with an operating backlash triggered by high feed and fuel prices â€” feed being the single most important input cost of poultry production. Due to such operating challenges, the poultry industry finds itself fine-tuning practices concerning business management and production strategies. Experts suggest greater use of genetics and economic modeling as strategies that can offset escalating production costs. Technology is a key driver behind efficiency and growth in the food-production realm.
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