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15 August 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States Record US Crop Production Forecast Good News for Feed Prices
US - The US Department of Agriculture's August Crop Production report, which provides the first official government estimates of the corn and soybean harvests, suggested record yields are on their way for these important feed ingredients....
12 August 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States CME: High Demand for Chicken Leg Parts
US - Domestic broiler consumption during the April-June quarter increased slightly from the prior quarter, totalling 26.4 pounds per person, up from 26.2 pounds the prior quarter and up from 25.7 pounds a year earlier, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Poultry Industry News from United States Tyson Foods Sacks Workers Over Chicken Abuse
US - One of the US's largest chicken processors, Tyson Foods, has responded to the latest undercover video targeting its facilities by firing some of its workers....
11 August 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States Researchers Investigate Antimicrobial Substances to Improve Food Safety
US - Researchers funded by the USPOULTRY organisation recently evaluated methods to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter levels of poultry parts and ground poultry parts....
Poultry Industry News from United States Cargill Creates Zero Antibiotics Turkey Range
US - One of the US's biggest poultry producers, Cargill, has announced it will be removing antibiotics used for disease prevention purposes from some of its turkey supply chains....
10 August 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States CME: US June Broiler Export Figures Disappointing
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service published June trade numbers this week, on a carcass weight basis, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
05 August 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States Berlin Seminar Focuses on Progress in Broiler Performance
US - The third Cobb technical round table held in Berlin for sales and technical managers from all over Europe focused on the performance of broilers originating from the new breeding programme at the Herveld research complex in the Netherlands....
Poultry Industry News from United States Polymer Coatings Could Aid Food Safety in Processing Plants
US – One of the keys to preventing food-borne illness and food waste is making sure that the surfaces at production facilities remain free of contamination between scheduled cleanings....
04 August 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States McDonald’s Delivers on Antibiotics Pledge Ahead of Schedule
US - McDonald’s USA has announced a number of changes to its food sourcing policies, including delivering early on a pledge to end the use of antibiotics important to human medicine in its poultry supply chain....
03 August 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States Chicken Food Service Brands Booming
US - Data from market research company Technomic’s Digital Resource Library has shown that chicken brands are some of the fastest-growing limited service food chains....
Poultry Industry News from United States Project Horizon Helps Producers Transition to Antibiotic Free Production
ANALYSIS - Novus International launches Project Horizon, a commitment to helping producers navigate through the transition to antibiotic-free production. ...
Poultry Industry News from United States Cobb Supports Special Olympics Arkansas for 15th Year Running
US - Over 200 athletes gathered at John Brown University at Siloam Springs to train for the annual week-long Special Olympics Arkansas Sports Camp where Cobb-Vantress hosted its 15th dinner for all athletes and coaches....
02 August 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States New US Food Safety Company Focuses on Analytics, Innovation
ANALYSIS – Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc. announced its formation to provide an innovative “systems” approach to helping meat and poultry processors consistently meet increasingly stringent food-safety standards. ...
Poultry Industry News from United States Zero Antibiotics Chicken Labelled 'Marketing Gimmick' by Sanderson Farms
US - One of the US's largest chicken producers, Sanderson Farms, has said its new advertising campaign aims to expose what it calls marketing gimmicks designed to mislead consumers and sell products at a higher price....
Poultry Industry News from United States CME: Improved Consumer Incomes Expected in Coming Months
US - The Department of Commerce released its advance estimate on the performance of the US economy on Friday. The top-line number, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), was up 1.2 per cent from the prior quarter, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
29 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States Poultry Disease Specialists from More than 25 Countries Set to Gather for AAAP Conference
US - Poultry veterinarians and disease specialists from more than 25 countries will gather in San Antonio, Texas, Aug. 5-9 for the 59th annual conference of the American Association of Avian Pathologists....
Poultry Industry News from United States Aviagen Hosts 53rd Annual Production Management School
US - On Sun. June 5, 34 students from 23 countries flocked to the Aviagen® 53rd annual Production Management School in Huntsville, Ala., U.S., as they prepared for a future of success in the global poultry industry....
Poultry Industry News from United States Scientists Call for More Funding for Sustainable Farming
US - Based on a new analysis of federal funding from the US Department of Agriculture, researchers say there is an urgent need for increased investment in research and development aimed at making sustainable food production more effective....
27 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States Novus Awards Outstanding Individuals at 2016 PSA Meeting
US - Each year, Novus recognizes two individuals for their outstanding scientific contributions to the poultry industry. ...
Poultry Industry News from United States Migratory Birds Not a High Path Avian Flu Reservoir, Research Finds
US - The H5 avian influenza A virus that devastated North American poultry farms in 2014-15 was initially spread by migratory waterfowl, but evidence suggests such highly pathogenic flu viruses do not persist in wild birds....
Poultry Industry News from United States CME: Chicken Supplies in Cold Storage Still Heavy
US - The results of the latest USDA ‘Cold Storage’ report probably did not get as much attention as the feedlot survey but we think it perfectly encapsulates the current state of the US meat industry, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
22 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States Only Half of Consumers Aware of Food Waste Problem
US - Even though American consumers throw away about 80 billion pounds of food a year, only about half are aware that food waste is a problem. ...
21 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States CME: US Chick Placements Falling
US - Chicken hatchery output has been retreating in recent weeks, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
20 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from United States Backyard Poultry-Linked Salmonella Cases Rise Further in US
US - A total of 611 people have been infected with Salmonella across 45 states, according to the US's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)....
Poultry Industry News from United States CME: US Sees Record First Half of 2016 for Meat Production
US - Before getting into the topic of the day, we remind readers that USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has some important reports being released this week, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
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