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Supply: Why Chicken Is Plentiful During the Pandemic and Beef Is Not

Cow and a chicken in a boxing ring

BLOOMBERG, MAY 11, 2020 Poultry production has long been the most industrialized of U.S. agricultural operations. By Justin Fox for Bloomberg – Beef and pork have been pricey and, at times, scarce in the U.S. this spring amid outbreaks of the corona­virus at slaughterhouses around the country. Chicken has remained widely available and cheap. Why the difference? One reason is that most slaughtering of chickens, unlike …

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