I have a BIL that works for Tyson in WI. He manages the feed lots for all of those force-fed, rapidly raised and then butter-injected roasters that end up on our dinner plates.
I’ve been buying local roasters from the Amish for years. $10 will get you a roaster the size of a Thanksgiving Turkey and you’ll eat off of it for a week or more. And then soup! (It’s the breed, not the feed).
I guess I could pay $6 for a wimpy Tyson bird; I choose not to. :)
However, I’d love nothing MORE than to see Americans get these jobs over illegals. But then, do they KNOW what raising and processing chickens entails? Not sure I’d want to do it for a living, LOL!
The Shelbyville plant is processing and packaging. Nasty work and I can understand why some folks wouldn’t want to do it. But when you have bills to pay and mouths to feed, you’ll do what’s necessary.
When locals are passed over for anyone out of town, no matter if they’re immigrants or other Americans, it’s going to upset the locals.
It’s an ugly state of affairs right now.
We have a friend who’s been raising chickens for Tyson for years. She’s made a decent living at it but I don’t know how she stands it. Chicken houses can get mighty rank! PEEEUUUU!!