THE GOOD–THE BAD–THE UGLY

While this particular Blog has nothing to do with Clint Eastwood—-the three descriptions in the title sum up the future of the chicken industry. There has been concern over current chicken flocks being grown too fast which in turn can sometimes make the breast meat too tough (woody breasts).  There’s additional…

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JIT vs. Customer Service

JIT inventory stands for “Just in Time” inventory.  This is the ordering and receiving process that some companies implement to keep inventory costs down.  This system was said to have been developed by Toyota and came to the United States in 1977.  They order just enough to fill the shelves…

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TURKEY TIME!

Well, it’s hard to believe but it’s that time of year again – TURKEY TIME!!  And, you just can’t talk about turkeys without thinking about the wonderful tasting fresh turkeys that Rogers sells and distributes.  In this blog, I want to talk about the special Fresh Free Range Turkey we…

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Gobble, Gobble!

It’s November so how could I do a blog on anything other than the National Bird of America—the Turkey!!  Well, it’s not really the National Bird (the National Bird is the Bald Eagle) but Ben Franklin lobbied hard to make the turkey the National Bird.  He was against the Bald…

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Woody Breasts

As I have mentioned in previous blogs—-the average weight of chickens has soared in the past 50 years.  In 1955 the average weight of a chicken was 3.07# while today it is 6.24#!!!!!  More than double.  And that is just the average.  Many growers are raising birds close to 10#. …

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Mutant Chickens

I was around for the beginning of Kentucky Fried Chicken and oh how I loved it.  The Colonels 11 herbs and spices (which I am pretty sure included MSG) really made that chicken tasty and popular.  Back then they were the first chain to cut and serve the chicken in…

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