Confirmed 2nd Case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

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The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service(APHIS) has confirmed a second case of highly pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza in a commercial breeder flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee. This H7N9 strain detected in the flock of 55,000 chickens is located in the Mississippi flyway, is the same strain of avian influenza that was previously confirmed in Tennessee and is not …

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USDA Confirms Avian Flu in Commercial Flock in TN

Jamie Johansen

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza (HPAI) of North American wild bird lineage in a commercial chicken breeder flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee. This is the first confirmed case of HPAI in commercial poultry in the United States this year. The flock of 73,500 is located within …

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Americans to Eat 1.33 Billion Chicken Wings for Super Bowl

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A National Chicken Council (NCC) annual report expects the consumption of the unofficial Super Bowl staple, the chicken wing, to hit 1.33 billion wings. NCC’s 2017 Wing Report estimates that Americans will eat 1.33 billion wings during Super Bowl LI weekend. That figure is up 2 percent, or 30 million wings, from 2016’s report – and up 6.5 percent, or …

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Examining Sustainability Factors in Chicken Production

Jamie Johansen

The results of a study released by the National Chicken Council (NCC) have detailed several environmental, economic and sustainability implications of raising slower growing chickens. The results reveal a sharp increase in chicken prices and the use of environmental resources – including water, air, fuel and land. “The NCC and its members remain committed to chicken welfare, continuous improvement and …

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U.S. Poultry = 1.6 M Jobs & $441 B in Economic Output

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and United Egg Producers have made available an updated economic impact study that highlights the positive impact the poultry industry has on jobs, wages and federal and state revenue in the United States. A dynamic and integral part of the national economy, the U.S. poultry industry provides …

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New Resources on Broiler Welfare & Chicken Labels

Jamie Johansen

The National Chicken Council’s (NCC) Chicken Check In initiative has several new resources pertaining to broiler chicken welfare and chicken products. The stunning of chickens – rendering the birds unconscious and insensible to pain – has been the subject of considerable research and discussion. There is one primary method of stunning broilers prior to slaughter in the U.S. and that …

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National Chicken Council Comments on EPA Biofuel Volumes

Jamie Johansen

The EPA announced it is mandating 15 billion gallons of ethanol to be added to the domestic fuel supply in 2017, which is 200 million gallons more than the agency’s proposed volume put forth in May. The National Chicken Council released the following response to this announcement. Over the last four years, EPA has raised the final volume above the …

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Poultry Workers’ Injury, Illness Rate at All-Time Low

Jamie Johansen

The incidence of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the poultry sector remains at an all-time low, according to the 2015 Injury and Illness Report released last Friday by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The total recordable poultry processing illness and injury rate for 2015 was 4.3 cases per 100 full-time workers (per year), the same …

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National Chicken Council Elects New Leadership

Jamie Johansen

The National Chicken Council (NCC) installed new leadership during NCC’s 62nd Annual Conference held in Washington, D.C. Mike Popowycz, vice chairman and CFO of Case Foods, was installed as 2016-2017 chairman. Popowycz was elected to the Case Foods Board of Directors in 2005 and to the National Chicken Council Board of Directors in June 2012. Prior to joining the Ohio …

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33,000 lbs Protein Donated by Tyson’s at #TransformFFA

Jamie Johansen

During the 89th National FFA Convention, Tyson Foods donated a truck load of protein to Gleaners Food Bank as part of the National FFA Days of Service. The truck carried 1,546 cases of chicken totally over 33,000 pounds of protein and 100 FFA member volunteers took time to unload it all. I stopped by the Tyson Foods booth during the …

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