IPPE Offers Free Educational Programs

Jamie Johansen

The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is offering a variety of free education programs to attendees. The programs will be held in the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga., from Jan. 27 – 29, 2015. These programs will cover a wide array of education sessions on pressing meat and poultry issues, including food safety, worker safety, dietary guidelines, …

Ag Group, IPE, IPPE, Meat, Poultry

2015 IPPE to be Biggest

John Davis

This year’s version of a major conference for the feed, meat and poultry industries will be the largest ever. Officials with the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) say the Jan. 27-29, 2015 meeting will take up more than 486,000 net square feet of exhibit space with more than 1,200 exhibitors at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. …

Ag Group, IPPE, Meat, Poultry

Poultry Producers: Waters of U.S. Rule Would Burden Ops

John Davis

Poultry producers are warning that the controversial proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule would significantly burden their operations. In a news release, the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation filed comments with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the proposed rule developed by the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ …

Chicken, environment, EPA, Poultry, US Poultry

IPPE Program Gives Insight to Exporting Feed Products

Jamie Johansen

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) will host a half-day meeting on “Exporting Feed and Feed Ingredients to the U.S.” at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 28, 2015. The educational program will provide knowledge about the complex process of exporting feed and feed ingredients into the United States. Gina Tumbarello, AFIA director of international …

Agribusiness, AMI, Feed, IPE, IPPE, Poultry

Top 10 National FFA Poultry CDE Winners Invited to IPPE

Jamie Johansen

At the recent National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Ky., incoming USPOULTRY Foundation Chairman, Elton Maddox, Wayne Farms, Oakwood, Ga., announced an enhancement of the USPOULTRY Foundation’s support for the National FFA Poultry Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE). The Poultry Evaluation CDE is a competitive event that helps students develop their ability to think critically, communicate clearly, and perform …

Ag Group, FFA, IPE, IPPE, Poultry

USPOULTRY Foundation at National FFA

Cindy Zimmerman

The USPOULTRY Foundation reached out to students at the 87th annual National FFA Convention with information about careers in the poultry industry. Representatives from various companies at the Poultry booth talked with hundreds of students during the convention and passed out more than 2,000 career opportunity DVDs. Among the companies represented were Chore-Time Equipment, Cooper Farms, Farbest Foods, Perdue Farms, …

FFA, Poultry

Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance Created

Cindy Zimmerman

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) have announced the creation of the Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture. The task force is comprised of representatives from U.S. agriculture colleges/land grant universities and veterinary colleges as well as key representatives from the production animal agriculture community and the …

Animal Health, Antibiotics, Beef, NCBA, NPPC, Pork, Poultry

Tyson Urges FFA to Tell #MyAGStory

Cindy Zimmerman

At the 87th annual National FFA Convention last week, Tyson Foods was encouraging FFA members to share their stories via social media, using the hashtag #myAGstory. “So much of the population of America today has no idea what life on the farm is like, they don’t understand how their food’s made,” said Tyson Foods President and CEO Donnie Smith, who …

Agribusiness, Audio, FFA, Poultry, Social Media

Purina Updates Premium Poultry Feed

John Davis

One of poultry producers most reliable feeds has just been made better. Purina Animal Nutrition has updated its proven formula of Purina® Layena® Premium Poultry Feed, formulated to support hen immune health and support egg quality and available in both pellets and crumbles. “Hens require additional, specific nutrients when they begin laying eggs,” says Gordon Ballam, Ph.D., director of lifestyle …

Eggs, Feed, Poultry

USPOULTRY Foundation Awards $7,000

Jamie Johansen

Blue Ridge Community College received a $7,000 student recruiting grant from the USPOULTRY Foundation, made possible by support from The Robert Burtner Strickler and Gladys Hopkins Strickler Student Recruiting Fund, established by a gift from Robert (Twig) H. Strickler. The check was presented by Twig and Lorraine Strickler and John Starkey, president of USPOULTRY, to Dr. John Downey, president of …

Ag Group, Education, Poultry, US Poultry