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A Hundred Million Chickens

Touch the Soil News #910 (Feature photo – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) It is hard to imagine what it would take to grow chickens, manufacture the feed, process the chickens into meat products, package the products for market and have all of the trucks (logistics) for distribution. It’s called vertical integration. The American psychology, when it thinks of chickens, is deeply mired in history and memories of a handful of chickens roaming around the barnyard are still alive. Global Meat News recently reported that Thai based Charoen Pokphand plans to build a fully integrated facility for 100,000,000 broiler chickens. The venture will be built in China with the blessings of…

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