Did You Know?
If you are interested in career in chicken
in try to study poultry science in college. Unfortunately, not to
many students choose this study. Poultry science may be an
interesting subject. If you choose it you will take classes like
Avian Anatomy, Avian Genetics, Food Microbiology and Avian Meat
Production. Choosing to become a poultry scientist is a wise
decision because there may be a lot of good jobs available,
especially since people eat more and more chicken. Here are links
to some Poultry Science colleges in the USA:
No matter where you live, there must be a
chicken around. That is, unless you live in Antarctica. Species of
chicken are raised in all parts of the world usually for their
nutritional value. Being chicken is not the best thing you can be,
since most likely you will end up on someone's dinner plate.
Today, almost 9 billion chicken in the USA are raised for meat or
egg production. Chickens are the most common farm animal around the
Recently, the prices of the food have gone
up. Population of the world is growing and the farming land is
disappearing. With strange weather patterns seen around the world,
major hurricanes, record colds, and other disasters, the production
of grains and vegetables is down. This makes prices for us, people
who buy it go up. The beef industry is having major issues. While
beef was once everyone's favorite food, the outbreak of the scary
mad cow disease has almost destroyed beef industry in some
countries. Prices of the beef went up as well.
However, chicken remained affordable and
available. Demand for chicken means jobs for millions of
people.From farms to transportation to restaurant crews, careers
related to chicken create many different job opportunities.
The price of chicken depend on many
factors. To begin with there is a cost of feeding and raising
chicken. Often chicken feed includes corn and soybean and price of
these crops effects the price of chicken. In addition, high beef
prices make chicken appear even more
Finally, there is the issue of diet. The
whole world seems to follow diet craze and tries to lose weight.
For a while Atkins Diet made beef the most popular meat around.
While this affected the demand for chicken, it also increased the
demand for eggs. After a while, people realized the high cost and
cholesterol value of beef and turned back to chicken. With its
lower fat and high protein content, chicken makes a great diet
food. In addition the popularity of eggs has increased. For a while
people stayed off too many eggs because they were afraid of
cholesterol. But that changed with an "Incredible Edible Egg "
Chicken today provides millions of jobs
and millions of dollars in income. It is a popular food and in
great demand. Because of worldwide consumption, chicken industry is
incredibly important to world economy.