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Lower gas prices good news for poultry farmers

AL.com published a story two days ago describing the problems poultry farmers had last winter with poor availability of propane.  This is the fuel of choice for many poultry farmers for heating their poultry houses, which are sometimes as long as two football fields in length.  This resulted in particularly high costs last year, since the scarcity of propane coincided with very cold conditions.  Many farmers learned their lesson from last year and purchased more propane this year to guarantee needed fuel supplies.  Others are switching to natural gas, which is relatively cheap at the moment due to abundant supply.  Even if this winter is colder than normal as many climatologists predict, farmers should see lower heating costs, improving their bottom lines.  You can read the story here.

Source: Commons Wikimedia

Source: Commons Wikimedia