Ethanol Production Effects on Poultry

Chuck Zimmerman

Poultry & Feed Expo Dr. AhoOne of the first people I ran into here at the International Poultry Expo was Dr. Paul Aho who is a poultry economist. His company is called Poultry Perspective. Dr. Aho is being interviewed here by farm podcaster, Ned Arthur, PoultryCast.

Dr. Aho says that the increase in the cost of corn has had a significant impact on the meat industry and poultry producers in particular. I interviewed him and asked him to explain. I guess the best way to describe how he sees the impact of increased ethanol production on poultry producers is “uncertain” with prices being very “volatile.”

Listen to my interview with Dr. Aho here: Listen To MP3 Dr. Paul Aho Interview (5 min MP3)

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