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An outbreak of a bird flu in Mexico appears to be worse than expected with over 2.5M chickens...

An outbreak of a bird flu in Mexico appears to be worse than expected with over 2.5M chickens now affected and another 1M birds already destroyed. Though the effect on U.S. companies (if any) is still getting debated, shares of chicken sellers are trading lower with a downgrade on sector names from BMO Capital Markets also affecting sentiment. Decliners: SFD -4.5%, HRL -1.8%, TSN -2.5%, PPC -8.3%, SAFM -2.2%.
Comments (4)
  • Since corn is going up so much..its a good thing they are dying...canĀ“t feed em anyway
    9 Jul 2012, 03:32 PM Reply Like
  • there goes KFC (YUM) and EL Pollo.
    9 Jul 2012, 03:34 PM Reply Like
  • Hey writer, where did you get the idea that Hormel is involved with the chicken business, especially from Mexico. Hormel has some canned chicken and some sliced chicken meat for sandwiches but they do not raise nor harvest chickens.
    9 Jul 2012, 05:22 PM Reply Like
  • Makes me even happier to grow my own.
    9 Jul 2012, 07:52 PM Reply Like
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