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  • In Poultry Sustainability Is a Continuous Improvement, Not an Endpoint

    “Sustainability is a continuous improvement, not an endpoint,” said Dr. Marty Matlock, executive director, Office for Sustainability, University of Arkansas, during his presentation on Science Based Metrics for Sustainable Outcomes in Poultry and Egg Production at USPOULTRY’s 2014 Environmental Management Seminar in Destin, Fla. The annual conference is sponsored by U.S. Poultry ...

  • Poultry Farmer Grants For Rainwater Harvesting Tanks

    Farmers Weekly reports this week on grant streams available to the UK’s poultry farming industry.  A new £5m fund which forms part of Defra’s new £141m Countryside Productivity Scheme is designed to help farmers access the best technology and improve productivity.  Small grants of between £2,500 and £35,000, along with large grants of up to £1m ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • New Process Converts Poultry Litter into Bio-oil

    BLACKSBURG, Virginia, August 29, 2007 (ENS) - Each year in the United States the poultry industry produces more than 5.6 million tons of litter - a mixture of bedding, manure, feathers, and spilled feed. Now, a team of researchers in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech is developing transportable pyrolysis units that will convert poultry litter into bio-oil that can be ...

  • EPA Approval of IoMax for feedwater expands Biolargo`s robust solutions for poultry industry

    BioLargo, through its commercial partner Clarion Water, obtained EPA registration for the use of aqueous iodine in poultry applications. This registration for poultry marks a key milestone in the commercialization of a full suite of biosecurity solutions aimed at mitigating the risk of avian flu and other common pathogens such as E. ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Poultry Protein & Fat Seminar to Focus on Maintenance and Safety Best Practices in Rendering

    Rendered poultry products serve many valuable purposes and continue to play an increasingly important role in today’s poultry industry. This year’s Poultry Protein & Fat Seminar will provide technical tools, management best practices and practical case studies in all phases of the rendering process. Sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and the Poultry Protein & Fat ...

  • Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

    Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says. Compared with the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases per calorie, puts out six times as much water-polluting nitrogen, takes 11 times more water for irrigation and uses 28 times the land, according to the study ...


    By Associated Press

  • Ohio Poultry Owners Advised to Increase Biosecurity as Virus Spreads in Western U.S.

    Three worrisome strains of avian flu have been detected in birds out West. These viruses can cause serious disease in birds, and their appearance has prompted poultry veterinarians at The Ohio State University to recommend that Ohio’s commercial producers and backyard chicken enthusiasts alike take precautions to protect their flocks. The strains are related to a virus ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Industrial Aquaculture

    Aquaculture is the fastest growing sector within food production and with its 60 million tonne annual production is now nearly supplying half of all seafood consumed worldwide. FAO has estimated that aquaculture production will contribute with another 40 million tonne by 2030 to cover the world's protein needs. It is acknowledged that recirculation technology will play an important role in the ...


    By CREATECH Aqua ApS

  • Soy industry adopts environmental safeguards

    Elements of the soy industry have agreed to take a milestone step toward improving their production practices, which have led to widespread deforestation, displacement of small-farmers and indigenous peoples, and loss of natural habitats. On Thursday, participants in the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) unanimously agreed to implement a pilot program of voluntary production standards aimed ...


    By WWF International

  • National Safety Conference to Discuss Industry Safety Trends and Best Practices

    Through speaker presentations and a series of more informal roundtable discussions, the 2014 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry will address current safety challenges facing industry safety professionals today. Recognizing an ongoing opportunity, special emphasis will be given to ergonomics and reducing cumulative trauma disorders.  The Conference is sponsored by the Georgia ...

  • Pincoy Project: Chilean Salmon Industry presents a collaborative measure to reduce its antibiotic use

    Global and local companies operating in Chile, led by Skretting, AquaGen/Blue Genomics, Pharmaq, Centrovet, Cermaq, Blumar and Ventisqueros have started a joint effort specifically aimed at helping Chile’s salmon industry to reduce its antibiotic use. In Chile, the salmon industry’s heavy use of antibiotics has long been the subject of fierce criticism, which culminated this year with ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • County Edge Dairy Inc. to Pay $20,000 Penalty for Clean Water Act Violations at its Inwood, Iowa, Facility

    County Edge Dairy Inc. has agreed to pay a $20,000 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at its Inwood, Iowa, facility, the Environmental Protection Agency announced today. County Edge Dairy qualifies as a large Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) under Clean Water Act regulations. However, at the time of EPA’s inspection in July 2012, County Edge Dairy ...

  • Manure Science Review Slated Aug. 12: How to Maximize Crop Benefits, Minimize Water Risks

    Manure Science Review this year will have a clear focus on water. The annual learning event will present more than a dozen sessions on getting the most from the nutrients in manure while limiting the chance of them reaching lakes and streams. It’s for farmers and others in the industry. “Manure is an excellent soil amendment and provides nutrients for crop growth,” said  ...


    By Ohio State University

  • USPOULTRY Environmental Management Seminar is on the Move!

    Industry spoke, and we listened! After surveying attendees for over two years, the decision was made to move the 2014 USPOULTRY Environmental Management Seminar from March to September 25-26. There is added value to this move: 1) The new dates and location are a potential draw for increased attendance; 2) The Clean Water Award Judging Committee will be able to visit and judge facilities applying ...

  • BioLargo’s commercialization partner receives EPA approval

    BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB: BLGO) announced today that its licensee, Clarion Water, had received approval from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its aqueous iodine product, ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • USPOULTRY’s Live Production and Welfare Seminar Highlighted Animal Welfare Practices and New Equipment Technology

    “Whenever birds are handled for any reason, including vaccinations, treatments and movement to new facilities or to processing, handling should be accomplished in such a manner as to avoid injuries. Abuse of the animals is not tolerated under any circumstances,” stressed Dr. Sam Christenberry, poultry technical services manager, Phibro Animal Health, while addressing attendees at ...

  • EPA notifies four West Virginia growers to obtain discharge permits

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has notified four poultry growers in West Virginia to cease discharging pollutants from farms to waterways and obtain the necessary permits that are required by the Clean Water Act. The agency believes that some farmers in the Shenandoah Valley and West Virginia could benefit from more information about the federal requirements to ...

  • USPOULTRY Announces 2016 Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award Competition

    U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award. The award recognizes exemplary environmental stewardship by family farmers engaged in poultry and egg production. Those eligible for the award include any family-owned poultry grower or egg producer supplying product to a USPOULTRY member or an independent producer ...

  • New EPA awards will recognize environmental stewardship at feedlots

    CHICAGO (Sept. 29, 2006) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 announced it is seeking nominations for new annual regional awards to recognize concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) that make outstanding efforts to protect water quality. The awards are intended to encourage effective environmental management of such facilities. 'Managers of feedlots have an important role to ...

  • Bird flu takes biggest toll yet as virus hits chicken farms

    Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its biggest toll yet, hitting a farm in Iowa that held nearly 10 percent of the state's egg-laying chickens. Here are some questions and answers about the outbreak: WHAT'S THE LATEST? The U.S. Department of ...


    By Associated Press

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