Why 1 Million Pigs A Week Could Have Been Euthanized Even During A Meat Shortage

When COVID-19 outbreaks closed meat processing plants across the US, a meat shortage and unprecedented meat prices soon followed. With no plants taking animals, some farmers were forced to euthanize their herds. But what exactly caused this break in the supply chain and could the industry have avoided it? Business Insider visits a farm in Minnesota facing this devastating reality and another in California that was able to avoid it altogether.

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Why 1 Million Pigs A Week Could Have Been Euthanized Even During A Meat Shortage