Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

NFL lockout threatens chicken wing business
www.wlsam.com ^

Posted on 03/18/2011 8:50:24 PM PDT by jakerobins

With NFL owners and players in a standoff, the CEO of one of the nation's largest chicken farms warns that a long-lasting football lockout would be bad news for a gameday staple, the chicken wing.

"It will be a major blow," said Joe Sanderson Jr., CEO of Sanderson Farms, the fourth largest poultry company in the U.S. "If we don't have Sunday football, the demand will go down tremendously, and of course, if that happens, the price will go down."

Chicken wings are big business. According to Sanderson, wings account for 12 percent of his company's output, and the National Chicken Council estimates that in 2011, more than 13.5 billion wings will be marketed. Of course, football and wings are inextricably linked.

(Excerpt) Read more at wlsam.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chicken; nfl; unions; wings
Obama will have to step in now.....People will go nuts if they don't get their chicken wings....
1 posted on 03/18/2011 8:50:26 PM PDT by jakerobins
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: jakerobins

AND THE CHICKENS ARE VERY HAPPY!


2 posted on 03/18/2011 8:51:11 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Chicken make lousy housepet.


3 posted on 03/18/2011 8:52:35 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: jakerobins

Chicken wings are my crack-cocaine. I can eat an almost super-human amount in a single sitting. I don’t know if I can single-handily save the industry, but I’ll do what I can.


4 posted on 03/18/2011 8:54:59 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jakerobins

So will they come home to roost?


5 posted on 03/18/2011 8:55:15 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jakerobins

I remember back in the early 90s (I was in the meat biz) when Dominos announced they were going to start selling wings. The price of doubled wings doubled over night. They became more expensive that chicken breasts.

We had a few REALLY good weeks right after that.


6 posted on 03/18/2011 8:55:23 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jakerobins

I make my own sauce for wings. I’ll still do wings every other week or so - with or without NFL...


7 posted on 03/18/2011 8:56:11 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jakerobins

Not an issue in our house. My wife makes killer wings with Franks Hot Sauce.


8 posted on 03/18/2011 8:57:10 PM PDT by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jakerobins
the demand will go down tremendously, and of course, if that happens, the price will go down."

Not a bad thing, chicken wings are much better than pro football. :)

9 posted on 03/18/2011 9:00:23 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: OldDeckHand

They are deliciously addictive...I could eat several dozen...I could die happy with chicken wing sauce all over my face


10 posted on 03/18/2011 9:05:50 PM PDT by jakerobins
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: jakerobins

This sounds racist.


11 posted on 03/18/2011 9:05:58 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jakerobins
Good. I hope the price of chicken goes down due to lack of demand.

I fail to see any merit in these complaints. Every business gets stung when they lose customers. Should we tell them "welcome to the real world?"

12 posted on 03/18/2011 9:09:51 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jazusamo

I can do without football easily. Yardbird is a different story. Every chicken has 2 breasts, readily snapped up by heart-healthy types, who sacreligiously remove the skin in many cases. I. being the bottom-feeder that I am purchase hind quarters and wings for my family, totally disregarding all medical advice and prepare them on a grill.

I raise cattle, yet find myself selling the beef and buying pork and chicken so as to maximize the damage I can inflict on my offspring.


13 posted on 03/18/2011 9:09:51 PM PDT by One Name
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: 23 Everest
Not an issue in our house. My wife makes killer wings with Franks Hot Sauce.

I start with Durkee's... Boil it down some (boil off some vinegar, concentrating the cayenne pepper), add a little honey and Heinz 57 (the sauce, not the obama State count) to taste. Apply liberally to deep-fried or baked wings. Bake on or hold in crock pot...

Length of boiling, and amount of honey/heinz determine relative "hotness" of sauce.

14 posted on 03/18/2011 9:12:45 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Lazamataz

Keep egging me on. I have more lousy comments. Each one will be a feather in my cap.


15 posted on 03/18/2011 9:14:25 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: ThunderSleeps

America’s chickens coming home .....


16 posted on 03/18/2011 9:14:40 PM PDT by Maneesh
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: One Name
I raise cattle, yet find myself selling the beef and buying pork and chicken so as to maximize the damage I can inflict on my offspring.

You are a good man.

17 posted on 03/18/2011 9:15:09 PM PDT by mlocher (Is it time to cash in before I am taxed out?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: ThunderSleeps

Durkee’s both Franks Hot Sauce then the Franks people got the original name back.

I don’t like it so fricking hot that you can’t taste the tang, vinegar. My wife uses it right out of the bottle than nukes butter and adds to the mix.

With an ice cold beer it doesn’t get any better with your clothes on.


18 posted on 03/18/2011 9:22:10 PM PDT by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: 23 Everest

both = bought geez


19 posted on 03/18/2011 9:23:09 PM PDT by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: jakerobins

y’know, it’s funny...but I can remember when chicken wings were one of the cheapest things you could buy. My mom used to buy a big bag of them from the butcher and fry them up as a treat on Saturday night for all of us kids (and usually a hungry neighborhood friend, too). The only chicken part cheaper than the wings were the necks and backs, which my mom bought to make soup or chicken and dumplings. Guess the hot wing craze changed all that.


20 posted on 03/18/2011 9:25:08 PM PDT by DemforBush (With a Bocephus sticker on his 442, he'd light 'em up just for fun)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 23 Everest
With an ice cold beer it doesn’t get any better with your clothes on.

Amen to that. Sometimes hotter is not always better. I've made some fairly "hot" batches, and some more towards the sweet/tangy side - just depends on what I'm in the mood for, and who I'm sharing them with.

If we don't have NFL this fall, I'll still make wings. Maybe sit in front of the computer and watch weasel zippers or liveleak videos ... :-)

21 posted on 03/18/2011 9:26:48 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: jazusamo
Not a bad thing, chicken wings are much better than pro football. :)

I couldn't agree more. Cheap chicken wings? Yeah, that would really suck...

For all I care, the NFL can stay permanently locked out. Maybe then I can finally quit hearing every single microscopic detail of their games repeated 100x over on a 24/7 basis.

That'd be too good to be true though. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against football in and of itself, but for heaven's sake, I wish American society would keep it in perspective as a **GAME**.

22 posted on 03/18/2011 9:27:47 PM PDT by Ackackadack
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: jakerobins

For some reason, chicken wings remind me of Elvis Presley.


23 posted on 03/18/2011 9:28:48 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 34 days from outliving Brandon Tarkikoff)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 23 Everest

“I don’t like it so fricking hot that you can’t taste the tang, vinegar.”

I’m the same way. I just don’t get the places that offer “Death sauce” or “nuclear hot” wings. Each to their own, but for me good buffalo wings for me are all about balance. Some heat, some tang, a bit of saltiness, all complementing the juicy chicken meat.


24 posted on 03/18/2011 9:29:26 PM PDT by DemforBush (With a Bocephus sticker on his 442, he'd light 'em up just for fun)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: One Name
Ha! I sympathize with you. Chicken is seriously degraded if cooked without the skin on it. Wings and thighs are the prime cuts in my view and can be prepared with many delicious sauces.

Pork is good if enough fat is left on to flavor it but so is beef. Rib steaks are delicious as is prime rib. Of course the wife doesn't agree with me on all this but I've found the saying that opposites attract to be true. :-)

25 posted on 03/18/2011 9:29:50 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: jakerobins
Oh, what the heck...
26 posted on 03/18/2011 9:31:31 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ackackadack
...I wish American society would keep it in perspective as a **GAME**...

Guilty as charged. Every once in a while I have to remind myself it is just entertainment and no more relevant to the real world than any other form of entertainment.

27 posted on 03/18/2011 9:33:57 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: DemforBush

Dang, you’re giving me a strong hankering for some wings right now! LOL


28 posted on 03/18/2011 9:37:47 PM PDT by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Ackackadack
Yeah, I don't have anything against football and used to be a fan. I guess I gradually became detached when the salaries increased along with the whining and antics of many of the players.

Regarding cheap wings...25 years or so ago wings were dirt cheap, we'd buy a bunch and fix them different ways. My favorite is Mandarin but they're a little more hassle to fix.

29 posted on 03/18/2011 9:40:38 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: jazusamo

Yea you got to watch that factory pork, not enough fat- dry like a turkey breast. got to cook it slow, which is hard cause they slice it too thin usually.

We raised a few hogs off and on and always had the chops cut 1” thick and the shoulder steaks 3/4”. I’ve been guilty of feeding the hogs fish heads and deer hides and rotten apples, etc, and the pork was not nearly as white. Butcher remarked on it, much different than the grain-fed clones.


30 posted on 03/18/2011 9:55:14 PM PDT by One Name
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Hunton Peck

I posted a photo like that once and got flagged!

How do you get away with it?!


31 posted on 03/18/2011 10:33:45 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: jazusamo

I make my own bacon when I can get fresh bellies which is hard in Memphis, believe it or not. I doesn’t get any better than that!


32 posted on 03/18/2011 10:56:00 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Hunton Peck
Ah....my two favorites.......

wings and breasts.

33 posted on 03/18/2011 11:19:35 PM PDT by Right Brother
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: PGR88
I use a magic html code so all the Mods see is this:

(But don't tell anyone!)

34 posted on 03/18/2011 11:30:25 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: Right Brother
Now to complete the trifecta, some really nice-looking butt


35 posted on 03/18/2011 11:35:51 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: jakerobins

So, you’re saying the players and owners don’t give a cluck?


36 posted on 03/19/2011 12:16:42 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jakerobins

the price ought to drop anyways - they are more expensive than chicken thighs here in Rochester


37 posted on 03/19/2011 2:41:36 AM PDT by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hunton Peck

good to see Meghan McCain has finally gotten a respectable job


38 posted on 03/19/2011 6:45:52 AM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson