Its surprising how much you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit
Recently I was advised that the bottom line profit for producers raising turkeys comes, almost exclusively, from what’s left in the barn after the turkeys are sold…
Buying chicks, feeding, housing, and caring for them until they have grown to a marketable size is actually a break-even proposition at best. And that doesn’t consider the catastrophic risks of equipment failure, weather extremes, the health of the flock, facility calamities, and etc., any one of which could easily wipe out the entire enterprise.
But when the rafter of turkeys is finally loaded onto the trucks, it’s what’s left on the floor, the droppings of “processed feeds,” that turns the break-even turkey-game into a marginally profitable enterprise. Overhead, production costs, market prices, and other risks are all endured in hope that the value of the pile of poop will make it all worthwhile.
Of course, animal waste has been beneficial for many things, including its value as a commodity in itself (well, except for doggy-doo…). What is truly unfortunate is that ALL of the BS produced in Washington has absolutely NO value, whatsoever! Even the thousands of words they create and carefully ink on paper do nothing more than reduce the value of the original blank paper. If only there was just a tiny value in the horrendous odor that their BS produces…