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Having worked for these guys as well as a much smaller producer (but not by any means holding myself out as a grow-out and slaughter expert)...

I think Tyson might possibly get hurt somewhat by avian bird flu in the short- to mid-term. However, as the giant among dwarves, any external factors that place pressure on Tyson's competitors will provide opportunities for the behemoth to become more dominant in the long run.

Also, given Tyson's ability to impose tight controls throughout the process (most companies simply can't afford to do things as "right" as Tyson does), their exposure to actual risk should be minimal. There's a huge difference between, say, a chicken wandering the streets of Hanoi, hanging out with all his infected Crow friends, and a flock of Tyson contract birds in a tightly sealed house.

Tyson has the resources to make this fact known, should the need actually arise.

Just as mad cow has increased world demand for US beef, bird sneezles might increase world demand for US yard bird.

Perhaps a scheduled buy strategy through this crisis might be the best way to dollar cost average through the hard times in order to set up a long-term hold?

TDT
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