Animal Ag Calls for Withdrawal of GIPSA

Jamie Johansen

Animal agriculture organizations united last week when they called on USDA to withdraw the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Act (GIPSA) interim final and proposed rules, labeled with the misleading title, Farmer Fair Practices Rules. Craig Uden, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) president, said the rules stand to threaten market incentives, the quality of American beef the industry is known …

Ag Group, Beef, Livestock, NCBA, NPPC, Pork, Poultry, Turkey

Turkey Federation Proposes Animal Disease Defense Plan

Jamie Johansen

Also in testimony before the House Ag Committee’s Livestock Subcommittee, National Turkey Federation, Chairman Carl Wittenburg, North Dakota turkey farmer, warned that the recent outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) among chickens illustrates the risk that must be addressed. “As partners in the Animal Ag Coalition, which represents all facets of animal ag production,” said Wittenburg, “we hope to …

Ag Group, Animal Health, farm bill, National Turkey Federation, Policy, Poultry, Turkey

Confirmed 2nd Case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

Jamie Johansen

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 …

Ag Group, Animal Health, avian flu, Chicken, Poultry, usda

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 …

Ag Group, Animal Health, avian flu, Chicken, Poultry, US Poultry, usda

NutriQuest Poultry Division Moving Rapidly

Kelly Marshall

NutriQuest has only had a poultry division for about four years, Director of Sales Shannon Burasco told Chuck Zimmerman at the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE), but they are committed to serving across the poultry industry, from performance to food safety. They’re working to provide solutions that will assist producers in being good stewards of their animals and offer …

Audio, IPPE, Poultry

Another Record Setting Year for #IPPE17

Jamie Johansen

A record setting 31,649 poultry, meat and feed industry leaders from all over the world attended this year’s International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE). The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, American Feed Industry Association and North American Meat Institute sponsored event also brought in 1,273 exhibitors showcasing products in 533,000 square feet of exhibit space. “We are very excited about …

Ag Group, Feed, IPE, IPPE, Meat, Meat Science, Novus International, Poultry

USPOULTRY Honors Dr. Will Merka

Kelly Marshall

John Glisson, head of research for USPOULTRY was recently at the International Production & Processing Expo where Chuck Zimmerman caught up with him to talk about the winner of this year’s Charles Beard Research Excellence Award. “[The award is] to recognize really outstanding work done with USPOULTRY grants,” Glisson tells Chuck. “Our winner this year was Dr. Will Merka, who …

Ag Group, Audio, award, Poultry, US Poultry

New Officers for USPOULTRY

Cindy Zimmerman

New officers for the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) were elected this week during the International Poultry Expo, part of the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo. Jerry Moye, recently retired president of Cobb-Vantress, was elected chairman of the organization. Also elected to the board were Tom Hensley, Fieldale Farms, Baldwin, Ga., vice chairman; John Prestage, Prestage Farms, Clinton, …

Audio, IPE, IPPE, Poultry, US Poultry

Poultry Industry Awards Presented at #IPPE17

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) presented a number of awards this week during its part of the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo. Dr. John Smith, senior health services advisor for Fieldale Farms, was named USPOULTRY’s Workhorse of the Year during the International Poultry Expo, part of the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo. The poultry industry’s most esteemed …

IPE, IPPE, Poultry

Off to IPPE Thanks to Novus Inc.

Jamie Johansen

This week is going to be a busy one for the ZimmComm Team. Chuck is off to Atlanta for the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo sponsored by Novus International again this year. The Expo features more than 1,200 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors from Jan. 31- Feb. 2, 2017. Hailed as the largest annual trade show for the poultry, meat …

Agribusiness, Events, IPPE, Meat, Meat Science, Novus International, Poultry