Nutriquest Partners W/ Southern Poultry Research Group

Lizzy Schultz

NutriQuest and Southern Poultry Research Group, Inc. recently partnered in order to open the NutriQuest Poultry Research Center, a state of the art poultry research center in Nicholson, Georgia. The center is a part of a long-term research agreement with Southern Poultry Research Group, Inc. “We are fortunate to partner with world renowned veterinarian and researcher, Dr. Charles Hofacre, to …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Poultry, Research

Poultry Workers’ Injury, Illness Rate at All-Time Low

Jamie Johansen

The incidence of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the poultry sector remains at an all-time low, according to the 2015 Injury and Illness Report released last Friday by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The total recordable poultry processing illness and injury rate for 2015 was 4.3 cases per 100 full-time workers (per year), the same …

Ag Group, Chicken, Food, National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation, Poultry, Turkey, US Poultry

DuPont Brings Phytase to Canadian Animal Feed Industry

Jamie Johansen

Danisco Animal Nutrition, a division of DuPont Industrial Biosciences, announced the launch of its Axtra® PHY enzyme in Canada. Axtra® PHY has already been helping producers in the animal nutrition industry in the United States and is increasingly being introduced into other markets around the world. Axtra® PHY begins degrading phytate and breaking down its anti-nutrient effects at much lower …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Nutrition, Pork, Poultry

33,000 lbs Protein Donated by Tyson’s at #TransformFFA

Jamie Johansen

During the 89th National FFA Convention, Tyson Foods donated a truck load of protein to Gleaners Food Bank as part of the National FFA Days of Service. The truck carried 1,546 cases of chicken totally over 33,000 pounds of protein and 100 FFA member volunteers took time to unload it all. I stopped by the Tyson Foods booth during the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Chicken, FFA, Food, Poultry

Animal Ag Alliance Calls for Increase of Farm Security

Jamie Johansen

The Animal Agriculture Alliance is alarmed by the recent actions of Direct Action Everywhere, a radical animal rights group and the below release from them provides more information on their current activities. Last week, Direct Action Everywhere released video footage that it claims was obtained during “stealth visits” to a California egg farm. Activists entered barns several times in late …

Ag Group, Animal Activists, Animal Ag Alliance, Animal Welfare, Poultry

Blackhead Disease Control Webinar from Alltech

Jamie Johansen

Alltech will host a webinar on Blackhead disease control throughout the poultry industry November 7 at 2:3- EST. Dr. Dennis Wages, professor of poultry health management at North Carolina State University will discuss how histomoniasis is impacting the poultry community in the United States. Key points: – Gain a better understanding of how blackhead disease affects poultry. – Understand the …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Disease, Poultry, Webinar

National Chicken Council Launches New Social Media

Jamie Johansen

According to USDA estimates, Americans will eat 92 pounds of chicken per person this year, a record amount. With that popularity, variety and so many choices, come questions, confusion and sometimes misperceptions. The National Chicken Council (NCC) understands people want to know more than just that the food they purchase is safe for them — they want to know it …

Ag Group, Blogging, Chicken, National Chicken Council, Poultry, Social Media

Researchers Improve the Diet of Female Broilers

Jamie Johansen

USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Arkansas in Fayette, Ark., in which the researchers were able to improve the diet of female broilers. The research was made possible by an endowing gift from Simmons Foods, and the research project is part of the Association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all …

Ag Group, Chicken, Nutrition, Poultry, Research

Poultry, Egg & Soy Groups Head to Cuba

Jamie Johansen

The heads of four national U.S. poultry and egg organizations will lead a delegation representing the poultry, egg and U.S. soybean industries to Cuba for a fact-finding trade mission Sept. 27-30. Last week I traveled to Cuba with an agricultural media delegation and spent our time immersed in Cuban culture and agriculture. I am still regaining my wits and can’t …

Ag Group, Cuba, Eggs, International, National Chicken Council, Poultry, Trade

Iowa Avian Flu Incident Team Honored by NASDA

Jamie Johansen

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) has recognized the Iowa Avian Influenza Incident Management Team with the James A. Graham Award for Outstanding Service. NASDA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association which represents the elected and appointed commissioners, secretaries, and directors of the departments of agriculture in all fifty states and four U.S. territories. “Staff throughout our Department …

Ag Group, Animal Health, avian flu, award, Poultry