SMART Farmer US Poultry

cindy zimmerman

In this edition of the SMART Farmer podcast we head south to learn a little bit about poultry production and how it has gotten smarter, more efficient and more sustainable over the years. Monty Henderson started as a broiler service manager with Tyson Foods and later with Campbell Soup Company. He served as president of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation and in …

Dairy & Poultry Groups Say Modernize NAFTA

jamie johansen

Leading animal agricultural groups representing the dairy and poultry sectors spoke out this week highlighting what a NAFTA modernization would mean for each of their prospective industries. The U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) sent comments to the U.S. Trade Representative describing the existing North American dairy landscape as one in which U.S. dairy …

Elanco Awards Poultry Memorial Scholarships

Jamie Johansen

Elanco Animal Health in collaboration with the American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) Foundation, awarded two scholarships to students pursuing degrees in poultry science and veterinary medicine through the Elanco Memorial Scholarships which honors the memory of past Elanco poultry veterinarians and scientists by supporting learning opportunities for future generations. “We are proud to honor the memories of Dr. Samantha …

Novus Poultry Academy Provides Tools for Success

Jamie Johansen

This May, Novus International, Inc. will host its 2017 Novus Poultry Academy, with a theme of “Broiler Nutrition and Management,” aiming to educate industry professionals on the latest trends, techniques and research in the ever-changing boiler chicken sector. The three-day event will be held in Qingdao, Shandong on May 16-18. The competition in the Chinese poultry industry is becoming more …

Animal Ag Responds to Creation of Undersecretary for Trade

Jamie Johansen

The importance of international trade to American agriculture has been recognized by our new U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue with the the creation of an undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs in the USDA. “Food is a noble thing to trade. This nation has a great story to tell and we’ve got producers here that produce more than …

Livestock Groups Detail Disease Prevention at Farm Bill Hearing

Jamie Johansen

The National Turkey Federation, along with 65 major animal agriculture groups, animal science organizations and veterinarians have united behind a new Animal Disease and Disaster Prevention Program, urging Congress to include this program in the 2018 Farm Bill. Andy Snider of Michigan Turkey producers who will testify during the Senate Agriculture Committee’s Farm Bill field hearing Saturday morning at Michigan …

Celebrate National Egg Month on May 5th

Jamie Johansen

May is National Egg Month and Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner. The American Egg Board says the average American eats 276 eggs a year. So why not add some eggs to your May 5th festivities. They suggest recipes like Mexican-Style Eggs-in-a-Nest for breakfast, Texas-Style Egg and Potato Skillet for lunch, Chorizo & Pepper Frittata for dinner and …

Enviro Stewardship on Poultry, Egg Farms – #EarthDay

Jamie Johansen

In observance of Earth Day, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is highlighting two videos from its series emphasizing environmental stewardship on poultry and egg farms and on poultry companies with exemplary performance at water reclamation. Riverhill Farms, Port Republic, Va., is a recipient of USPOULTRY’s Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award, which recognizes exemplary environmental stewardship by family farms engaged …

Animal Alliance Summit to Feature Broiler Welfare Panel

Lizzy Schultz

Registration is still open for the 2017 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit to be held May 3-4, 2017, in Kansas City, Missouri. This year’s event comes as the Alliance celebrates 30 years of bridging the communication gap between farm and fork. The Summit will feature a panel spotlight on broiler welfare, a topic of interest to several animal activist groups …

USDA Provides Further Food Safety Info to Consumers

Jamie Johansen

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that it is increasing the delivery of safe food handling and preparation information by expanding the hours of its Meat and Poultry Hotline and Ask Karen chat services. FSIS’ Meat and Poultry Hotline has been educating consumers since 1985. The toll-free telephone service assists in the prevention of foodborne illnesses by …