Science Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

Rooster Infertility Drives Up Price of Chicken: Crisis at the Coop

July 10, 2014
TheStreet / Powered by
Aviagen Group, the largest producer of breeding chickens, has found that tweaking the genes of its mainstay rooster has rendered the crowing male chickens less fertile. That genetic fallout is set to hit Americans right where it hurts -- in the wallet. The Aviagen roosters, no longer quite cock of the walk, produce about 25% of chickens raised for food in the U.S. Heightened prices of beef and pork have already made demand for chicken soar this barbecue season. But the increasing impotency of the roosters exacerbates an already short supply of breeding chickens, the result of a 2011 boost in feed prices, and consumers will see more expensive broilers. Investors, though, can cash in on two stocks in particular, Tyson Foods and Sanderson Farms. Video provided by TheStreet

Related Videos

last updated on 2015-04-19 at 8:55 pm EDT

These Are Some of the Oddest Animal Friends Ever!

These Are Some of the Oddest Animal Friends Ever!

RightThisMinute (Jan. 19, 2015) — Ducks, a rooster and some dogs, these are some of the oddest animal friends we've ever seen! But who really cares? They're adorable! Video provided by RightThisMinute
Powered by
Cell Phone Exposure Could Lead To Male Infertility

Cell Phone Exposure Could Lead To Male Infertility

Newsy (June 10, 2014) — A team of researchers from the University of Exeter says cell phone exposure could lead to male infertility. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by
Why Is Milk Cheaper Than Water?

Why Is Milk Cheaper Than Water?

Reuters - Business Video Online (Jan. 13, 2015) — Falling commodity prices, supermarket price wars and a ban on diary imports by Russia has caused the price of milk to become cheaper than water. Hayley Platt reports on the impact it’s having on UK dairy farmers. Video provided by Reuters
Powered by
Salmonella Outbreak Spreads Across US

Salmonella Outbreak Spreads Across US

Reuters (Oct. 10, 2013) — Foster Farms chicken processing facilities in California linked to a salmonella outbreak across the US, according to the USDA.
Powered by

Related Stories

Share This

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.


Breaking News:
from the past week

In Other News

... from

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News


Free Subscriptions

Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile

Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?

Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile: iPhone Android Web
Follow: Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe: RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins