Sustainability Is a Continuous Improvement, Not an Endpoint

Jamie Johansen

“Sustainability is a continuous improvement, not an endpoint,” said Dr. Marty Matlock, executive director, Office for Sustainability, University of Arkansas, during his presentation on Science Based Metrics for Sustainable Outcomes in Poultry and Egg Production at USPOULTRY’s 2014 Environmental Management Seminar in Destin, Fla. The annual conference is sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and was held in collaboration …

Ag Group, Conservation, Poultry, sustainability, Water

USPOULTRY Recognizes Company's with Clean Water Awards

Jamie Johansen

Koch Foods of Gadsden, Ala., and Tyson Foods of Wilkesboro, N.C., have been awarded the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) 2014 Clean Water Award. Presented annually, the award recognizes exemplary performance at water reclamation facilities serving the poultry industry. The presentations were made during USPOULTRY’s Environmental Management Seminar in Destin, Fla., and the winners were selected by a committee …

Ag Group, Poultry, Water

Poultry Industry Eyes Solar-Diesel Hybrids

Joanna Schroeder

The poultry industry in Saudi Arabia is looking to reduce fuel costs and increase energy efficiency with solar-diesel hybrids. The industry believes it could greatly benefit from using solar-hybrid generators replacing traditional diesel generators. The technology was discussed in Riyadh leading up to the Desert Solar Saudi Arabia conference. “Hybrid solar-diesel systems are an effective solution to provide power to …

Agribusiness, energy, Poultry

Poultry Facilities Recognized for Outstanding Safety

Jamie Johansen

The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council recognized 96 chicken and turkey facilities for outstanding safety performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programs. The annual safety awards were presented during the 2014 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry held in Destin, Fla. The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council consist of members from …

Ag Group, Animal Welfare, Chicken, Poultry

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