FREMONT, Neb. – Costco Wholesale has made a poultry processing decision that the entire industry is watching closely. In the last few months, the company has pushed forward with its plans to have one location to produce its famous $4.99 chickens.
That location? Lincoln Premium Poultry in Fremont, Nebraska. In this podcast, Features Editor Bob Sims overviewed what he saw on his tour of the state-of-the-art facility.
Sims also discusses the various pieces of technology and logistics used for the plant to run effectively. He also looked at the political will it took from Lincoln Poultry and its executives to get buy in from the Nebraska community around them.
The entire cover story is now available in the December digital edition of MEAT+POULTRY.