Poultry Growers Want More Money

US - Hit by skyrocketing expenses, poultry growers are pushing for an increase in what they are paid from poultry giant Pilgrim's Pride Corp.
calendar icon 24 September 2007
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Though most of the growers are independent, many rely on contracts from Pilgrim's Pride, which processes more than 7 million pounds of poultry each week at its Union Parish plant.

Growers say a 0.2-cent per pound increase for broilers would translate into nearly $2,000 extra for each typical shipment of 160,000, 6-pound chickens to Pilgrim's every seven weeks.

"The word is out that we've got a raise, but I haven't heard anything official from the company," said Thomas Wade, a Union Parish grower. "We're really feeling a squeeze."

Source: DailyComet

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