USPOULTRY Hosting Women’s Leadership Conference

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association’s (USPOULTRY) Aannual Women’s Leadership Conference is set for Aug. 18-19. The Conference will be held at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Florida, and is centered around the theme of becoming a “Woman Champion.” Women in all parts of the industry with a desire to grow professionally will benefit from …

Ag Group, Events, Poultry, US Poultry

2016 National Safety Conference on Poultry

Jamie Johansen

The 2016 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry will bring together poultry facility and corporate safety personnel for a three-day event to discuss industry challenges, best practices and updates on government policy. Sponsored by the Georgia Tech Research Institute/ATRP, Georgia Poultry Federation, National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, this year’s conference will …

Ag Group, Poultry, US Poultry

Breeders Roundtable on Poultry Genetics

Jamie Johansen

Geneticists from poultry breeder companies, researchers and graduate students attended the 65th National Breeders Roundtable in St. Louis, Mo., sponsored by the Poultry Breeders of America and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association. Opportunities for poultry research and techniques that may be included in breeding programs were discussed during the event. Dr. Julie Long, research physiologist for USDA, updated the group …

Ag Group, Genetics, Poultry, US Poultry

Report Affirms Poultry Workplace Safety

Jamie Johansen

The National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association fully cooperated with GAO for more than a year, through stakeholder interviews and processing plant visits, as GAO worked on its report. The groups are pleased to see the report emphasizes the fact that injuries and illnesses have decreased dramatically in the poultry processing industry over the …

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Health & Safety of Employees Top Priority for Poultry Processors

Jamie Johansen

The National Chicken Council and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association released the following statement in response to the release of Oxfam America’s report, No Relief: “The health, safety and respect of our employees is very important, and we value their contributions in helping to produce our food. We’re troubled by these claims but also question this group’s efforts to …

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Texas A&M Wins 69th USPOULTRY Poultry Judging Contest

Jamie Johansen

Texas A&M University wins the High Team Overall category at the 69th USPOULTRY Foundation Ted Cameron National Poultry Judging Contest, held at Louisiana State University. LSU placed a close second. Additionally, Trent Dugas, senior at LSU, was announced high individual overall winner, and Bailey Miller, senior at Texas A&M University, finished second overall. Eleven universities participated in this year’s competition …

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OSHA’s Expands Poultry Inspections Outside Legal Limits

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation are concerned about Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) recent attempts to expand their authority to conduct wall-to-wall inspections of poultry processing facilities whenever they receive notice of any accident or employee complaint. There are legal limits on when and how OSHA may inspect, and the groups …

Ag Group, Chicken, Poultry, Turkey, US Poultry

Enter USPOULTRY 2016 Clean Water Awards

Jamie Johansen

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is accepting applications for the 2016 Clean Water Awards until June 30. The awards recognize outstanding performance of wastewater treatment plants that operate at poultry or egg processing facilities. Winners will be announced at USPOULTRY’s 2016 Environmental Management Seminar to be held Sept. 22 – 23, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & …

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Mystery Behind Poultry Vaccine Revealed

Lizzy Schultz

A recently completed research project funded by The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) and the USPOULTRY Foundation has revealed the mystery behind an important poultry vaccine. The research project, part of USPOULTRY’s comprehensive research program, was completed by Dr. Brian Jordan and Dr. Mark Jackwood in the Department of Population Health & Poultry Science at the University of Georgia …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Poultry, Research, University, US Poultry, Vaccine, Veterinary

USPOULTRY Foundation Focused on the Future

Lizzy Schultz

The US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) has committed to paving the path towards ensuring future success for the poultry industry, and the work done through the USPOULTRY Harold E. Ford Foundation is continually making an significant impact on the industry. John Starkey, USPOULTRY President, sat down for an interview during the 2016 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) to …

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