Various lessons were learned throughout this time enforcing the importance of preparing the industry for a reduction in poultry sales, processing capacity, chicken allotments and quota.
• You may face labour challenges during a global pandemic. This may require you to add staff or reduce staff to comply with public health regulations;
• Staffing levels may be interrupted at your facility. You may need to consider other means or back-up processing decisions;
• There will likely be a heavy demand for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). It may be a good idea to have an adequate supply (at least two months) of PPE on farm for your employees;