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Poultry Industry News: United States

08 September 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States America’s Largest Chicken Association Rolls Out Industry-Wide Standards for Broiler Chicken Welfare
US - The National Chicken Council (NCC), the United States' oldest and largest national association representing the US broiler chicken industry (chickens raised for meat), this week rolled out a set of industry-wide standards for broiler chicken welfare...
07 September 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States HSUS Seeks Cage-Free Status for Pork, Veal & Eggs in California
US - Last November Massachusetts voters approved – by a 3 to 1 margin – a groundbreaking ballot question that will mandate all pork, veal and eggs sold in the Bay State come from pigs, calves and laying hens not confined to ultra-tight quarters. ...
Poultry Industry News from United States Coccidiosis, necrotic enteritis challenge cage-free layer systems
Cage-free housing for egg layers allows birds to exhibit more natural behaviors, but it also carries an increased risk for morbidity and mortality, according to a report at the 2017 Midwest Poultry Conference.1...
Poultry Industry News from United States Shepherd to lead global quality assurance
Dr. Gene Shepherd is now managing director of world quality assurance and veterinary services at Cobb-Vantress....
06 September 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Tyson Prompted to Expand Production Due to Strong Chicken Demand
US - In response to strong consumer demand for chicken, Tyson Foods, Inc. yesterday announced plans to build a $320 million poultry complex in eastern Kansas....
Poultry Industry News from United States IPPE Launches 6th Annual Young Leaders "30 under 30" Programme
US - The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is launching the sixth annual Young Leaders "30 under 30" programme targeting young professionals who normally would not have the financial resources or opportunity to attend IPPE....
01 September 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Experimental Vaccine May Provide Better Salmonella Control
US - USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the US National Poultry Research Center, USDA ARS, in Athens, Georgia, in which a researcher completed initial steps toward developing an experimental...
Poultry Industry News from United States NCC Urges EPA to Reduce Total Renewable Fuel Mandate in Final Rule
US - In comments submitted yesterday, the National Chicken Council (NCC) urged US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Secretary Scott Pruitt to use the agency’s statutory general waiver authority to further reduce the total renewable fuel volume for...
30 August 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Cobb champion awards go to South Africa
Two Cobb Champion Awards have gone to companies in South Africa – Quantum Foods and RCL Foods. The awards were introduced last year to recognize annual world-class performance at breeder, broiler and hatchery levels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa....
29 August 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Looming crisis for poultry: Finding and funding veterinarians
The poultry industry is rife with job openings for veterinarians that can’t be filled, according to Mark Jackwood, PhD, University of Georgia....
28 August 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States CME: New All-time Highs in US Red Meat, Poultry Production
US - Last Thursday, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) published their monthly "Livestock Slaughter" report with data for July, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
25 August 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Tyson's Incubation Technology Centre Set to Begin Operations
US - Tyson Foods this week officially opened its Incubation Technology Center, located at the corner of East Huntsville Avenue and North Monitor Road in east Springdale....
Poultry Industry News from United States USPOULTRY Cosponsors 2017 Sustainable Agriculture Summit
US - Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), along with Field to Market, the Innovation Center for US Dairy, the National Pork Board, the Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops and the US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, is cosponsoring the upcoming 2017...
Poultry Industry News from United States Managing coccidiosis successfully in poultry raised without antibiotics
Producers raising flocks without antibiotics are finding new ways to manage gut health and coccidiosis with vaccination and anticoccidials, Greg Mathis, PhD, coccidiosis specialist, Southern Poultry Research, told Poultry Health Today....
23 August 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Paw quality in broilers: Why it’s important
Footpad dermatitis is a major concern in broiler chickens because it adversely affects animal welfare. There’s also an increased demand for chicken paws from overseas markets. In fact, in recent years, the value of the paw market to China alone reached...
21 August 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States CME: US Broiler Production Forecast Adjusted Down to 0.3%
US - US consumers will have plenty of meat protein options this fall. So far demand has been quite robust, evidenced by the higher year/year prices for many products despite increased availability, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Poultry Industry News from United States Support within US Key to Successful NAFTA Renegotiation
US - The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says strong American support for NAFTA, particularly within the agricultural community, will play an important role in the renegotiation of agreement, according to Bruce Cochrane....
18 August 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States CME: USDA Modestly Adjusts Corn, Soybean Harvest Forecasts
US - Despite much talk of deteriorating conditions and the potential for lower yields in several parts of the Corn Belt, USDA made some very modest adjustments to its corn and soybean harvest forecasts (see our report on 11 August for full coverage...
Poultry Industry News from United States Tyson to Expand Tennessee Poultry Operation; More Jobs to be Created
US - Tyson Foods will invest $84 million as part of its commitment to the continued success of its Union City, Tennessee poultry plant, company officials said Wednesday. More than 300 jobs will be created by the project, which is expected to be complete...
Poultry Industry News from United States 2018 IPPE Registration and Housing Now Open
US - Attendee and exhibitor registration and housing for the 2018 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) are now open....
Poultry Industry News from United States Building a better vaccination program
Poultry companies naturally want to provide the best disease protection for the least cost, but deciding which vaccines to use and when can be a daunting task....
Poultry Industry News from United States Swain to lead Cobb Southwest US Sales
With more than 25 years’ experience in the poultry industry, Charles Swain recently began a new role with the Cobb-Vantress North American sales team as the sales manager for the southwest U.S....
Poultry Industry News from United States AAAP Inducts 19 More Avian-health Professionals into Hall of Honour
US - Recognising their many contributions to the world poultry industry, the American Association of Avian Pathologists recently inducted 19 more avian-health professionals into its Hall of Honour....
16 August 2017
Poultry Industry News from United States Poultry Facilities Recognised for Outstanding Safety Performance
US - At the 2017 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry in Destin, Florida, 147 chicken and turkey facilities received safety awards by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council. ...
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