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Chicken wing shortage threatens Super Bowl Sunday
New York Post via Fox News ^ | January 24, 2013

Posted on 01/24/2013 7:47:01 AM PST by ConservativeStatement

First it was bacon, now it's chicken wings. With less than two weeks to go before the big game, football fans may find it a bit harder to find their favorite Super Bowl snack.

The National Chicken Council released a report that said the demand for wings this year is at “an all-time high” due to decreased wing production caused by the high cost of corn and feed prices. Wings are currently the highest priced portion of a chicken and cost $2.11 a pound in the Northeast, up 12 percent from last year.

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TOPICS: Food; Sports
KEYWORDS: chicken; corn; foodsupply; poultry; superbowl
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I'm a breast man.
1 posted on 01/24/2013 7:47:14 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Go to Hooters, for both.


2 posted on 01/24/2013 7:49:36 AM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: ConservativeStatement

That reminds me. Did the Seahawks make it?


3 posted on 01/24/2013 7:51:09 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

There was a time when wings were thrown away. The people of the Anchor Bar in Buffalo are due our thanks.


4 posted on 01/24/2013 7:53:07 AM PST by posterchild
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To: cuban leaf
Flipping through the channels, I came across the ESPN scroll and odds were shown for the game called “The Football Championship.” The term “Super Bowl” was absent. I wonder if that is because it was associated with gambling. The NFL licenses the term “Super Bowl,” too.
5 posted on 01/24/2013 7:53:13 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

6 posted on 01/24/2013 7:53:22 AM PST by OB1kNOb (On November 6, 2012 liberty was given the death penalty in America.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’m doing a crawfish boil this year. There’s a bumper crop of mud bugs this year and market price is already down to $2.25 lb for next week.

Shoot, I was able to have a boil for New Years and only paid $2.75lb

I haven’t seen prices his low, this early in the season in years.


7 posted on 01/24/2013 7:53:45 AM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I heard a stat that said that 1.23 BILLION chicken wings would be consumed on SB sunday.

That sounds like a staggering amount, but...
if 1/3 of the country were eating wings, that would be 12 each.
if 1/10 of the country were eating wings, though, that would be 40 each.


8 posted on 01/24/2013 7:55:22 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: diverteach

I wish our local Popeyes had crawfish had`em on

their menu now.

Love cajun food of any sort

Justin Wilson got me started.

BBQ and Cajun...best eating in the world


9 posted on 01/24/2013 8:02:18 AM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: Perdogg

“Go to Hooters, for both.”

Good one Perdogg.

Me? I’ll just buy 50 whole chickens and throw a LARGE party!


10 posted on 01/24/2013 8:02:23 AM PST by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

This is serious!

I demand an immediate release of wings from the strategic wing reserve!


11 posted on 01/24/2013 8:02:29 AM PST by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“Wings are currently the highest priced portion of a chicken and cost $2.11 a pound in the Northeast, up 12 percent from last year.”

$2.11 a pound is the highest priced pieces and parts of a chicken? Really? How much is breast meat per pound now?


12 posted on 01/24/2013 8:05:18 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I gave them up. There shouldn’t be a shortage.


13 posted on 01/24/2013 8:07:22 AM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Chicken wings used to be cheap because they don't have much meat on them. They got popular because they were a cheap snack. Now they are the most expensive part of the chicken because they are so popular.

And they still don't have much meat on them.

14 posted on 01/24/2013 8:07:33 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: Perdogg

There’s an image at the NY Post’s site that promotes that.


15 posted on 01/24/2013 8:07:56 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The north makes it a national past time to ridicule the hick hayseed rednecks in the south that raise chickens, 4 wheel in the mud, etc..... go suck on a fried pigeon wing for a change! That’s about all you can ‘raise’.... /[in jest]


16 posted on 01/24/2013 8:08:17 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Adder

Very innovative....kudos!


17 posted on 01/24/2013 8:09:14 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Perdogg

Hooters’ wings suck


18 posted on 01/24/2013 8:09:56 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I never eat’em either. Wings are the nastiest part of the chicken. It’s where all the blood collects and coagulates after they’re slaughtered.


19 posted on 01/24/2013 8:10:09 AM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: ConservativeStatement
REASON?

Enthenol! High prices.

20 posted on 01/24/2013 8:10:20 AM PST by captnorb
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Awww heck no....we gots them entitlement chickens down here now that don’t even move around, peck for grain, no nothin! They’s got some flabby meaty wings now......


21 posted on 01/24/2013 8:11:10 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: ConservativeStatement

Blatant fabricated BS story to up the sale of wings. God people are stupid.


22 posted on 01/24/2013 8:11:18 AM PST by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: Slump Tester
"It’s where all the blood collects and coagulates after they’re slaughtered."

Yum!

23 posted on 01/24/2013 8:14:01 AM PST by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

We’ve started using drumsticks instead.


24 posted on 01/24/2013 8:14:08 AM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Due to a decrease in wing production?!? What, they are only raising one winged chickens this year?

Buying chicken wings is too expensive. Before you cook a whole chicken, cut off the wings and add them to a freezer baggie. Eventually, you’ll have enough for hot wings. Wings saved from 77 cents a pound whole chickens sure beats the article’s $2.11. Do the same with the gizzards and livers to use for a meal later.


25 posted on 01/24/2013 8:14:20 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Buffalo wings come from the newborn baby buffaloes. They shed them after 3 days. Anyway that’s what I’ve been told. . .


26 posted on 01/24/2013 8:15:08 AM PST by 2nd Amendment (Proud member of the 48% . . giver not a taker)
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To: ConservativeStatement

If the wings aren’t Halal the Detroitistanis will riot!


27 posted on 01/24/2013 8:15:19 AM PST by GraceG
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To: ConservativeStatement

Glad I’m having pizza. ; )


28 posted on 01/24/2013 8:16:07 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: ConservativeStatement

Here in the Houston area there is a shortage due to a chicken distributor called Buddy’s going out of business. I found out about this because I feed my dog raw meat and bones, mainly chicken necks and backs. Our bones supplier is unable to get chicken backs and necks at this time until someone else picks up the slack caused by Buddy’s closing.


29 posted on 01/24/2013 8:26:23 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: ConservativeStatement

30 posted on 01/24/2013 8:28:49 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: AppyPappy
A farmer, his wife, and son all liked the drumstick so they bred some 3 legged chickens. The farmer was explaining this to his neighbor who asked how they taste; I don’t know, we haven’t been able to catch one yet.”
31 posted on 01/24/2013 8:31:18 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Didn't Mayor Bloomberg ban chicken wings ... or, was it Moochelle?
32 posted on 01/24/2013 8:31:55 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: ConservativeStatement

No wings allowed in the chicken & sausage gumbo.


33 posted on 01/24/2013 8:32:44 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: ConservativeStatement
Just last night I made some wings for my wife and I for dinner. Wings are something my wife and I like to have when we can't think of anything else - it's the old standby.

I usually cook around 10 for me, and 6 for my wife. We always by the large tyson bag. We used to get 2 to 3 dinners out of a bag, last night there was a total of 20 wings in the bag! I commented to my wife about it, and she said it was the same price as always, they just cut WAY back on the amount in the bag.

The I saw this article. Looks like we got Al Gore to blame!
34 posted on 01/24/2013 8:33:14 AM PST by MMaschin
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To: bgill
Also, freeze the skin for cracklings later.

Boil the carcass for stock instead of having to buy it.

Waste not, want not.

35 posted on 01/24/2013 8:33:27 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: MrB

Back in the 1960’s my Grandpa was looking at buying a small chicken farm in Georgia. Recently I was told that Georgia produces nearly 7 billion chickens a year.

Lotta wings!


36 posted on 01/24/2013 8:33:50 AM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

In my area, boneless breast is priced from $1.59-1.99/lb, bone in is $.99-1.29/lb. We’re eating a lot of chicken. Too bad I prefer beef.


37 posted on 01/24/2013 8:34:43 AM PST by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Split chicken breast at Winn-Dixie (supermarket) can range from $1.29 to $1.79 this week (depending on rewards card).
38 posted on 01/24/2013 8:36:13 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: MMaschin

The big plastic bucket that used to hold 1.5 gallons of cheap ice cream is now 1 gallon and 1 pint. I noticed a while back the 3 lb. margarine and sour cream tubs are smaller, too. Last week on the evening news they were reporting to be prepared that grocery prices were going to rise to a shocking 2% in 2013. Ha, they have been rising much more than that week to week.


39 posted on 01/24/2013 8:43:33 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: GraceG
If the wings aren’t Halal the Detroitistanis will riot!

We watched a new Gordon Ramsay show last night. He goes into a British prison and tries to teach some inmates to learn to cook.

Anyway he asks the head of the kitchen if he can borrow the kitchen and have his students cook Chili for the evening meal.
The supervisor informs him the prison is required to provide a choice of 5, FIVE choices.
The kitchen actually takes dinner orders from the inmates! The inmates get their food and eat in their cells. (good idea)

The real kicker was the choices.
regular chili
HALAL chili
vegetarian
VEGAN
don't remember the 5th

By the end of the first show it was apparent the inmates have it much easier on the inside. And Ramsay said so too.

40 posted on 01/24/2013 8:43:35 AM PST by Vinnie (A)
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To: posterchild

“... there was a time when wings were thrown away”.

Yep, I remember those days. Wings were crab bait or used to make stock. My Mom would buy a huge bag of them for next to nothing and make chicken broth.


41 posted on 01/24/2013 8:44:47 AM PST by momtothree
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To: ConservativeStatement

Wings are currently the highest priced portion of a chicken and cost $2.11 a pound in the Northeast.


We used to use them to bait the trot line for crabs.


42 posted on 01/24/2013 8:47:05 AM PST by Venturer
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Michelle was unhappy with this “hottie” comment to Barry from 2010. And you want to know why we are in trouble as a nation?

President Obama, making a swing through Buffalo on Thursday, got a taste of the region’s famously spicy chicken wings - and at least one very saucy female fan.

“You’re a hottie with a smokin’ little body,” Luann Haley, 45, told the President as he checked out the fare at Duff’s Famous Wings in Cheektowaga, N.Y.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/president-obama-saucy-reception-buffalo-chicken-wings-shop-article-1.447315#ixzz2Iuaj8TzA


43 posted on 01/24/2013 8:47:41 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
God's perfect food


44 posted on 01/24/2013 8:52:14 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: ConservativeStatement; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Must be a big wing ding at the White House.


45 posted on 01/24/2013 8:57:32 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

This week here:

whole chicken - .67
boneless skinless breast - $1.97
seasoned boneless skinless breast - $2.97

Also, several buy whatever chicken part or pre-cooked and get x,y,z free. But no mention of wings in weekly ads.


46 posted on 01/24/2013 8:58:16 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The kindergarten chicken finger club noticed that shortage as well.


47 posted on 01/24/2013 9:00:25 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Vinnie

The kitchen actually takes dinner orders from the inmates! The inmates get their food and eat in their cells. (good idea)

The real kicker was the choices.
regular chili
HALAL chili
vegetarian
VEGAN
don’t remember the 5th

By the end of the first show it was apparent the inmates have it much easier on the inside. And Ramsay said so too.

If I were Gordon I would have just made Vegan Chilli and when a majority of the inmates got pissed off I would say, well some of you wanted VEGAN and the Other Halal so we boiled it down to the least common denominator.

Personally i think prisons should feed the inmates Stale Bread and “Protein Gruel” which is basically like dog food cooked with water to make it’s own gravy.

If they cannot find enough stale bread, they need humid warehouses to actually MAKE stale bread to feed the inmates.


48 posted on 01/24/2013 9:00:49 AM PST by GraceG
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To: ConservativeStatement

No biggie,,, food only interferes with my drinking . . .


49 posted on 01/24/2013 9:03:14 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: ConservativeStatement

I bought mine two weeks ago, they are in the freezer. On superbowl Sunday, they’ll be thawed, deep fried, and a ridiculous amount of wing sauce applied. Really hot and tangy sauce. Served with celery strips and ranch dressing, used for intermittent periods of tongue healing.


50 posted on 01/24/2013 9:08:58 AM PST by ZX12R
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