Diamond V Announces Two New Team Members

Jamie Johansen

Diamond V® announces a new member of the company’s international poultry team and a new member of its research and innovation team. Mike Mitchell, North American Poultry Director, announced that Diamond V has gained additional expertise with Poultry Specialist Francisco Portela, MS, a new team member to serve poultry producers in Latin American countries and Canada. Mr. Portela has more …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Company Announcement, Poultry, Research

Potential Link in Feeding DDGS & Necrotic Enteritis in Broilers

Talia Goes

USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at Auburn University, Auburn, Ala., that found a potential link between feeding DDGS and necrotic enteritis in broilers. The project is part of the Association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all phases of poultry and egg production and processing. A brief summary of the completed project is shown …

Poultry, US Poultry

US Chicken Consumption Up

Cindy Zimmerman

More chickens are crossing the road and on to consumers’ plates, according to new research from the National Chicken Council. Overall, the average number of meals or snacks that contained chicken eaten by survey respondents in the two weeks prior to the survey was 6.1. This is up from 5.2, or 17 percent, from the 2012 findings. Millennial respondents (18-34) …

Poultry

Poultry Inspectors Union Wants Review of USDA Plan

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Federation of Government Employees is calling for public review and comment on a U.S Department of Agriculture plan to overhaul the poultry inspection system before the rule takes effect. USDA submitted a revised version of the rule seeking final approval to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on July 10, which reportedly contains changes to the original …

Poultry, usda

Eggland's Best Celebrates 20 Billion Eggs

Cindy Zimmerman

Eggland’s Best (EB) this week is celebrating the 20 billionth USDA-approved Eggland’s Best egg. “20 billion approved Eggland’s Best eggs speaks volumes about the brand’s focus on quality, which is something we highly value at the USDA,” says Anne Alonzo, Administrator for the Agricultural Marketing Service of the USDA. “At Eggland’s Best, we follow the motto ‘Better taste. Better nutrition. …

Eggs, Poultry, usda

National Safety Conference on Poultry Issues

Jamie Johansen

Through speaker presentations and a series of more informal roundtable discussions, the 2014 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry will address current safety challenges facing industry safety professionals today. Recognizing an ongoing opportunity, special emphasis will be given to ergonomics and reducing cumulative trauma disorders. The Conference is sponsored by the Georgia Tech Research Institute/ATRP, U.S. Poultry & Egg …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Poultry, US Poultry

Tyson's Establishes Endowment for Student Recruiting

Jamie Johansen

The USPOULTRY Foundation is pleased to announce a $1,000,000 fund endowment from Tyson Foods to support student recruiting. The endowment is in support of the Ensuring the Future campaign, which was initiated to enhance the sustainability and prosperity of the poultry and egg industry through the U.S. Poultry & Egg Harold E. Ford Foundation. To date, more than $8.3 million …

Ag Group, Poultry, US Poultry

Chicken Council Testimony on Trade

Cindy Zimmerman

The Senate Committee on Finance held a hearing Wednesday on “Trade Enforcement: Using Trade Rules to Level the Playing Field for U.S. Companies and Workers” addressing concerns that as new trade agreements are being considered those that are already in place are not being adequately enforced. “Without strong enforcement, no trade deal – old or new – is able to …

Audio, Government, Poultry, Trade

Poultry Groups Comment on FMCSA's Proposed Rule

Jamie Johansen

The U. S. Poultry & Egg Association, National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation submitted comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) proposed rule mandating the use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). Many of our member companies have already installed ELDs in their fleets and enjoy the benefits of the technology including enhanced recordkeeping and other fleet management …

Ag Group, Poultry, Transportation

Egg Industry Center Looking to Fund Research

Jamie Johansen

The Egg Industry Center (EIC) is seeking pre-proposals for egg industry-oriented research to fund through its grant award program. “The number of pre-proposals in response to the 2013 call created a highly competitive selection process,” said Hongwei Xin, director of the Egg Industry Center and Iowa State University professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering and animal science. “The 24 submissions …

Ag Group, Education, Eggs, Poultry, Research