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The End of a Turkey Legend

Well, it is Thanksgiving Month so of course my blog will be about turkeys.  But it won’t be filled with all sorts of facts, figures and antidotes or how many turkeys I will sell this year.  My blog is in memory of a turkey legend and a friend of mine—Willie…

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Blue Apron is Very Blue

Earlier this year, I wrote about Costco venturing into the chicken growing business and how I believe it’s a mistake.  It’s hard to do two different business models successfully—even if you are a giant like Costco.  Well, they are still in the process and I haven’t heard any news one…

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Hot Chickens = Higher Prices

Well, it’s really HOT here in California so you know the rest of the nation is sweltering as well.  From Fresno, where we get our Organic birds, to Georgia where we buy our natural birds—these areas are HOT!!  This really affects the live chicken weights and ultimately chicken prices. Chickens,…

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Mother’s Day Stats

This year,  34 percent of all adults plan to celebrate Mother’s Day by dining out at a restaurant (I hope it is one of our customers).   Of that number—nearly half are going out to dinner, making it the days most popular meal.  The rest will do lunch—brunch—or breakfast. That’s the reason…

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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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The Closer to the Bone – The Sweeter the Meat?

“The Closer to the Bone–The Sweeter the Meat –Last Slice of Virginia Ham is the Best that you can Eat” This 1957 song by Louis Prima wasn’t really referring to meat or chicken—but political correctness keeps me from going there.  However, this phrase really does have a mythological (or not)…

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What Would the Colonel Think?

Yes, I am talking about KFC, or Kentucky Fried Chicken, as us old folks remember it by.  We grew up with Kentucky Fried Chicken being represented by Colonel Harlan Sanders – the white haired, white suited founder and spokesman. Last week, the KFC Corporation announced that by 2018 all their…

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Euthanasia for my Chickens

Most of you reading this blog probably like eating various forms of chicken products – thank goodness!  But, before you even get to enjoy that tasty morsel a lot has already gone into the processing of those birds.  So today, I want to talk a bit about how the birds…

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