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 …

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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

Amasil Formic Acid Approved for US Poultry Market

Jamie Johansen

BASF and Balchem Corporation received FDA approval to launch Amasil® formic acid in poultry diets in the United States. Amasil was recently introduced in the U.S. for swine, and has been successfully used in poultry diets around the world. It is considered the most potent organic acid for feed acidification. By lowering the feed pH, Amasil creates a less favorable …

Agribusiness, BASF, Nutrition, Poultry

U.S. Poultry = 1.6 M Jobs & $441 B in Economic Output

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and United Egg Producers have made available an updated economic impact study that highlights the positive impact the poultry industry has on jobs, wages and federal and state revenue in the United States. A dynamic and integral part of the national economy, the U.S. poultry industry provides …

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Avian Influenza Concerns Challenge Global Markets

Lizzy Schultz

According to RaboBank’s Q4 Poultry Quarterly, a new wave of avian influenza (AI) outbreaks has begun to challenge the outlook for the global poultry industry in 2017, showcasing an unwelcome development in a global market that was just recovering from the negative impact of the 2015 AI crisis. New outbreaks—just at the beginning of the Northern Hemisphere winter season, when …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, avian flu, economics, Finance, International, Poultry

New Resources on Broiler Welfare & Chicken Labels

Jamie Johansen

The National Chicken Council’s (NCC) Chicken Check In initiative has several new resources pertaining to broiler chicken welfare and chicken products. The stunning of chickens – rendering the birds unconscious and insensible to pain – has been the subject of considerable research and discussion. There is one primary method of stunning broilers prior to slaughter in the U.S. and that …

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Proposed Fact Panel Revisions for Meat & Poultry

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has proposed updated nutritional information for meat and poultry products. FSIS is proposing to amend the nutrition labeling regulations for meat and poultry products to parallel the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final nutrition regulations, which were published on May 27, 2016. The proposed rule will improve …

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National Turkey Federation Presents Turkey to President

Jamie Johansen

National Turkey Federation Chairman John Reicks presented the National Thanksgiving Turkey to President Barack Obama during a ceremony last week at the White House. The turkey, named “Tot,” marked the 69th anniversary of the presentation of the National Thanksgiving Turkey in celebration of the uniquely American holiday. “Thanksgiving is also a reminder of the source of our national strength,” said …

Ag Group, Food, Holiday, Poultry, Turkey