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2 million chickens will be slaughtered over coronavirus staffing issues

About 2 million chickens will be slaughtered at Delaware and Maryland farms without ever making it to market — because of staff shortages at the food production company during the coronavirus crisis, according to new reports. A letter from Allen Harim Foods to growers, first obtained by radio host Dan Gaffney and confirmed by the Delaware News Journal, explained that the company is “no longer able to harvest the amount of birds needed daily or weekly to maintain target weights and ages.” The company has slowed down setting and hatching eggs, but the impact of that won’t be seen for another six weeks, director of live operations Michele Minton said in the April 9 letter. Read more....

 

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