USPOULTRY Pushes Avian Flu Research

Lizzy Schultz

Last year, the poultry industry saw the largest outbreak of avian influenza in history, with the disease eliciting nationwide concern from producers, consumers, and government officials alike. Dr. John Glisson, of the US Poultry and Egg Association (USPOULTRY), was on hand during the 2016 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) to discuss the current state of the outbreak, and how …

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USPOULTRY Elects New Chairman

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) elected a new chairman at a board meeting held during the 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE). Previous vice chairman of the board, Paul Hill, of Ellsworth, Iowa, was elected into the position, and was presented with the time-honored “working man’s gavel” by Sherman Miller, the 2015 chairman. Hill is a native …

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Environmental Stewardship Recognized at IPPE

Lizzy Schultz

Five poultry farm winners and two finalists were recognized for their exemplary environmental stewardship by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) at the 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE). The annual Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award is awarded at IPPE to family farmers engaged in poultry and egg production in acknowledgment of their commitment to environmental stewardship. “The …

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Maddox Named Industry Workhorse of the Year

Lizzy Schultz

The US Poultry and Egg Association (USPOULTRY) named the 2016 Workhorse of the Year, the poultry industry’s most esteemed honor, during the International Poultry Expo, part of the 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE). This year’s honor was awarded to Elton Maddox, president and CEO of Wayne Farms, and past USPOULTRY chairman, in recognition of his dedicated service and …

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USPOULTRY Plans an Education-Packed 2016

Jamie Johansen

U.S.Poultry & Egg Association is sponsoring over 14 poultry-related seminars and workshops in 2016. The programs, which cover all phases of the industry, will begin in March with the Feed Mill Management Seminar in Nashville, Tenn. “USPOULTRY’s cost-effective seminars and workshops provide members and industry representatives with tools, knowledge and technical expertise to help keep their operations running efficiently and …

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USPOULTRY Continues Series on Environment

Lizzy Schultz

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) has released the fourth installment of their video series highlighting environmental stewardship on poultry and egg farms. The latest video will feature Meiring Poultry Farm of Ft. Recovery, Ohio one of USPOULTRY’s Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award winners. The 250 acre farm, owned and operated by Bill and Janet Knapke, offers four pullet houses …

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Ag Sustainability Summit Returning to IPPE

Lizzy Schultz

The 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) will once again be hosting the annual Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit during the event. This will be the eighth year that expo attendees will have the opportunity to attend the program, which intends to harbor discussion about the sustainability of today’s animal agriculture industry. The program will include presentations from several poultry …

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Avian Influenza Discussion Planned for IPPE

Lizzy Schultz

This year, attendees of the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), to be held in Atlanta from January 26 – 28, 2016, will have the opportunity to attend “Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza – Lessons Learned,” a program on avian influenza sponsored by the United Egg Producers (UEP) and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY). The program will act as a …

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AHPharma & USDA Introduce High-intensity Egg Candler

Lizzy Schultz

AHPharma, Inc. and the U.S. Department of Agriculture(USDA) have teamed up for the release of the new AviLighting Egg Candler, a high-intensity, cost-effective egg candler that has been specifically-designed to meet USDA regulations. The candler provides an effective, eco-friendly tool for identifying cracks, abnormal sacks and blood yolk spots, allowing producers numerous benefits, such as its ease of use and …

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USPOULTRY Approves Emergency Funding for HPAI Research

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) has approved $550,000 in emergency funding to support further avian influenza research and communication. The projects are to be completed on a fast track over the next several months, and address some of the most critical questions and issues that arose from the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak this past spring. “Our …

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