USDA Confirms Avian Flu in Commercial Flock in TN

Jamie Johansen

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza (HPAI) of North American wild bird lineage in a commercial chicken breeder flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee. This is the first confirmed case of HPAI in commercial poultry in the United States this year. The flock of 73,500 is located within …

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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, …

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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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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 …

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USPOULTRY Recognizes Clean Water Award Winners

Lizzy Schultz

Sanderson Farms, of Kinston, North Carolina, and Tyson Foods, of Russellville, Arkansas, were recently named the recipients of the 2016 Clean Water Award, presented by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY). The award recognizes poultry facilities that have excelled in their efforts at water reclamation. Awards were presented during USPOULTRY’s Environmental Management Seminar in Destin, Floria in two categories: …

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IPPE Continues “30 under 30” Program

Lizzy Schultz

The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is currently seeking applicants for the fifth annual Young Leaders “30 Under 30” Young Professionals Program, which targets young professionals who normally would not have the financial resources or opportunity to attend IPPE. Selected participants will receive complimentary registration to attend the 2017 IPPE, held in Atlanta, Georgia, from Jan. 31 – Feb. …

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Wooden Breast Fillet Research Completed

Lizzy Schultz

A research project funded by the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association (USPOULTRY) and the USPOULTRY Foundation was recently completed at the USDA-ARS U.S. National Poultry Research Center in Athens, Georgia. During the project, researchers focused on detecting wooden breast fillets with imaging technology, and this project is part of the Association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all phases of poultry and …

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Riverhill Farms Featured in USPOULTRY Video

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) released a fifth video in their series covering environmental stewardship on poultry and egg farms. This video features one of USPOULTRY’s Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award winners, Riverhill Farms, of Port Republic, Va. Riverhill Farms, owned and operated by Glenn and Sheri Rodes and their family, raises turkeys, dairy and beef cattle, corn …

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USPOULTRY Funded Research Inactivates Avian Flu in Feed

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) recently completed a funded research project that may make significant headway in the industry’s ongoing commitment to avian influenza prevention. Researchers at Auburn University, where the project was completed, were able to show ways to inactivate avian influenza virus in poultry feed. This research is the first completed project that was funded as …

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