HPAI Cases Slowing as Economic Impact Grows

Cindy Zimmermanavian flu, Eggs, Poultry, Turkey

It’s a good day when the Iowa Department of Agriculture has no new cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) to report and there were two such days last week. However, Iowa still far outpaces any other state in the number of birds impacted at over 30 million, including close to half the laying hens in the state according to … Read More

USPOLTRY Research Shows New Filtration Promising

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Eggs, Poultry

USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation have completed a research project at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA.  The project studied a new filtration method for processing facility effluents.  It was done as part of the Association’s research program encompassing poultry, egg production and processing. John Pierson at the Georgia Institute of Technology recently completed a research project where … Read More

You Could Be Next Eggland's Best CEO

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Competition, Eggs

The entry period for the Eggland’s Best “2015 CEO Search” Contest is coming to an end. Visit the Eggland’s Best website today to learn how you can become the next Eggland’s Best “CEO.” Eggland’s Best fans have until May 24, 2015 to showcase their egg-ceptional “CEO” qualities by filling out and submitting a four question entry form. Candidates who demonstrate … Read More

Egg Protein Helps Fight Hunger

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Eggs, Elanco, Food, Nutrition

Since the HATCH program was announced four weeks ago consumers, food stores, and farmers have been working together to help 5,250 families fight undernourishment using the power of egg protein.  In the past month 63,000 eggs have been have been provided to a local food bank– one for each dozen of Kroger-brand medium eggs purchased. The director of Global Shared … Read More

Avian Flu Hits Keep Coming

Cindy Zimmermanavian flu, Chicken, Eggs, Poultry, Turkey

Actual confirmed cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) now stand at 133 nationwide, impacting nearly 26 million birds in 13 states according to the latest update from USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). Another 11 cases were added to the growing list on Wednesday, most in the hardest hit states of Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin, but also a … Read More

Iowa Finds Four More Probably HPAI Cases

Cindy Zimmermanavian flu, Chicken, Eggs, Poultry, Turkey

The number of farms in Iowa with confirmed or probable cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) rose to 25 on Monday with another four announced. Three of the new cases are turkey farms and one is a 2.8 million bird laying operation. State officials have quarantined the premises and once the presence of the disease is confirmed, all birds … Read More

One Quarter of Iowa Layers Hit with HPAI

Cindy ZimmermanAnimal Health, Audio, avian flu, Disease, Eggs, Government, Poultry, Turkey

*UPDATE* Iowa Governor declares state of emergency late Friday as four more probable cases of HPAI announced. New audio added below. Another five probable cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) were reported Thursday in Iowa commercial poultry operations, including an estimated 5.5 million on one farm. “A week ago our announcement was 3.8 million layers, I believe we’re north … Read More

Bird Flu Confirmed at Huge Iowa Egg Farm

Cindy Zimmermanavian flu, Eggs, Poultry

High path avian flu has now been confirmed at an Iowa egg farm that has nearly 10 percent of the state’s laying hens and over one percent of the layers in the nation. USDA has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza (HPAI) at an Osceola County commercial laying facility with 5.3 million hens. This is the second … Read More

Elanco To Provide Eggs to Fight Hunger Through HATCH

John DavisAgribusiness, Eggs, Elanco

Elanco has teamed up with the Kroger Co.’s Central Division, Rose Acre Farms, Gleaners Food Bank and Midwest Food Bank to help fight hunger by providing eggs to undernourished people of all ages. This company news release says HATCH is an innovative partnership of community leaders, government officials, association representatives and food shoppers that will provide one egg to a … Read More

AEB Supports the White House Easter Egg Roll

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Eggs

The American Egg Board (AEB) continued its tradition of supporting the 137th White House Easter Egg Roll. The 38th Commemorative Egg was presented to First Lady Michelle Obama, on behalf of America’s egg farmers, by AEB Chairman Paul Sauder, R.W. Sauder Inc., Lititz, Pa., and AEB President & CEO Joanne C. Ivy. President Obama again attended the presentation. Artist Judith … Read More