USPOULTRY Debates USA Today Editorial

Jamie Johansen

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) provided the following response to USA Today’s editorial board request for an opposing view regarding the chicken and egg industry that ran Wednesday evening, March 25. USPOULTRY agrees chickens and other animals raised for food should be treated humanely while meeting the safest food standards for consumers. Our industry embraces animal welfare practices and …

Ag Group, Chicken, Eggs, US Poultry

Biosecurity Education After More Avian Flu Outbreaks

Jamie Johansen

The outbreaks of avian flu have swept to the Midwest. Last week it was found in Minnesota and earlier in Washington and Oregon. Over the weekend the Missouri Department of Agriculture announced the virus was confirmed in turkeys at a grower facility in Missouri and preliminary tests came back positive at another facility in the state. With the recent avian …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Disease, Poultry, US Poultry

New Research on Vaccination for Infectious Bronchitis

Jamie Johansen

USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., in which researchers provide insight on vacation against infectious bronchitis. The project is part of the Association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all phases of poultry and egg production and processing. A brief summary of the completed project is shown below. …

Ag Group, Poultry, Research, US Poultry

2015 IPPE Breaks Records

Jamie Johansen

The 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) broke several records with 30,350 poultry, meat and feed industry leader attendees from all over the world. In addition, there were 1,284 exhibitors covering almost 500,000 net square feet. The Expo is the world’s largest annual poultry, meat and feed industry event of its kind and is one of the 50 largest …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Events, Feed, IPPE, Meat, Novus International, Poultry, US Poultry

IPPE Breaks Attendance Record

Jamie Johansen

Our coverage of the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) wraps up today and a special thank you goes out to our sponsor Novus International for making it possible. Nearly all the photos have been uploaded and you can see audio posted throughout the coming week on here and AgWired.com. Here are a few stats from this year’s event …

Ag Group, Feed, IPE, IPPE, Meat, Novus International, Nutrition, Poultry, US Poultry

USPOULTRY Lamplighter Award Winners

Jamie Johansen

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) presented the organization’s annual Lamplighter Award to three individuals at the International Poultry Expo, part of the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo. The award pays tribute to individuals for “sustained and exemplary service” to the poultry and egg industry. This year’s honorees are: James Adams, Wenger Feeds Jay Houchin, Farbest Farms Dr. Greg …

Ag Group, IPE, IPPE, Poultry, US Poultry

USPOULTRY Presents 2015 Industry Awards

Jamie Johansen

John Starkey, president of U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), was named the Association’s Workhorse of the Year during the International Poultry Expo, part of the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo. The poultry industry’s most esteemed honor is given annually in recognition of dedicated service and valuable leadership given to the Association and poultry industry. Starkey was “collared” with …

Ag Group, IPE, IPPE, Poultry, US Poultry

Miller Named New USPOULTRY Chairman

Jamie Johansen

Today we begin our coverage of the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, GA. In conjunction with the event is the International Poultry Expo (IPE) where U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) holds their annual board meetings. Sherman Miller (pictured right), Cal-Maine Foods, Jackson, Miss, was elected chairman of the board of directors of USPOULTRY. Miller previously …

Ag Group, IPE, IPPE, Poultry, US Poultry

Poultry Industry Improves Worker Safety Record

Jamie Johansen

The incidence of occupational injuries and illnesses within the poultry sector’s slaughter and processing workforce has fallen by 80 percent over the last 20 years and continues to decline according to the 2013 Injury and Illness Report recently released by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Poultry processing’s 2013 rate of 4.5 represents an outstanding 80.2 percent …

Ag Group, Chicken, Poultry, Turkey, US Poultry

Poultry Producers: Waters of U.S. Rule Would Burden Ops

John Davis

Poultry producers are warning that the controversial proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule would significantly burden their operations. In a news release, the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation filed comments with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the proposed rule developed by the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ …

Chicken, environment, EPA, Poultry, US Poultry