J.C. Younger Poultry Chillers: Ready for the Poultry Industry’s Demands

April 29th, 2019 by

Poultry Forecasted to Increase in the Protein Demand

Poultry consumption is forecasted to be the most demanded animal protein which is expected to see a “35 percent” increase “in the next 20 years,” as reported on The Poultry Site.” As found on the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, “the United States of America is the world’s largest poultry meat producer.”

It’s the advances in breeding and technology that is contributing to the poultry industry’s increasing demand. “The development and transfer of feed, slaughter, and processing technologies have increased safety and efficiency” for the bigger poultry processing businesses. As we know, the United States is at the forefront of many advanced technologies.

To further substantiate the role of poultry not only in the United States but around the world, The Economist reports that chicken is the meat of choice in the more wealthier countries around the globe.

The Cost of Enjoying Fresh Chicken Protein

If you have ever contemplated raising your own chicks, here is a very interesting guideline about the cost and the return on investment found on Countryside Daily. Have you ever bought fresh chicken at a farmer’s market? A chicken can be quite expensive compared to what a chicken costs at the local grocery.

How Chickens are Commercially Processed

No matter how you enjoy a chicken, most of the process is the same. When you raise your own chickens, you usually cook your chicken carcass almost immediately after the process preparation. Again referring to The Poultry Site, you get a clear picture how chickens are processed.

As you may know, there are two ways the chicken carcasses are chilled, and you see that “air chilling systems” are becoming more popular. Using air-cooled chiller systems, chickens do not absorb as much water and “the potential for cross-contamination is reduced.”

The only downside of the air-cooled chilling systems is it takes longer to reduce the chickens’ temperatures. To address the time element, “carcass chilling systems involving both water and air chilling have become available.”

The Chilling Technology Required by the USDA

As reported in one of our JCY blogs, “the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released their Compliance Guide that includes the chilling guideline changed to modernize recommendations with the available technology of today’s poultry processing chillers.” As we all know, the United States has strict regulations when it comes to food processing, especially those foods that can easily spoil and cause illnesses.

J.C. Younger Customizes Poultry Chillers to Exact Specifications

Quality is built into every chiller at J.C. Younger (JCY). Our chillers are user-friendly, so our customers do not have a long learning curve to operate.

JCY Team: Decades of Experience and Knowledge

The team at J.C. Younger has been manufacturing and remanufacturing chillers since 1956. With our training, experience, and industry knowledge, we have the capabilities to build a poultry chiller system for your processing needs. In the event of an emergency, and a chiller is quickly needed, we have rentals that we can customize and get out the door.

JCY Options: Financing New versus Temporary Rental

If you need financing, we have options that make it easy for our customers to get what their industry application demands. When you’re not sure of exactly what you need, we recommend renting to make sure you get what your poultry business needs. It gives you more flexibility, and you have time to plan for a more permanent chilling solution. The time element is never a problem with our rentals, and maintenance is always our responsibility.

JCY Dependability: Delivery and Installation

We have a dependable and knowledgeable shipper, and we ship anywhere in the United States. Once our chiller reaches your location, you can expect quick installation. We have a dedicated network of chiller technicians, located across the country, and we’re always here to help with operational questions. Our hours are 24/7, 7-days per week.

Your Questions: Always Welcome at J.C. Younger!

Call the team at J.C. Younger, and find out everything you need to know about our chillers. We’re always excited to meet new customers and show you we’re the team you can depend upon to keep your poultry business chilling.