I was just listening to a Documentary podcast from BBC and remembered these stunning numbers:

Chickens eaten a year = 50 billion
Feed cost as a percentage of chicken cost = 70%
Capacity of Irish processed chicken factory = 20 000 tons/ year
Line speed in an abattoir = 8 500 birds per hour
Irish abattoir capacity = 860 000 per day
Market size = 450 billion dollars per year

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