poultry led News

  • Biosecurity Important to Poultry Operations Worldwide

    “If you have a set of biosecurity rules and procedures so exhaustive that the document would do serious damage if dropped on your foot, you don’t have a plan, you have a problem. Biosecurity rules are intended to reduce risk, but if they are incomprehensible, overwhelming, ignored, outdated or essentially useless, it’s time for an overhaul,” suggested David Shapiro, DVM, ...

  • Carbon Footprint and Assessment Tool Developed for Poultry Producers

    USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., in which researchers developed a carbon footprint and assessment tool for poultry producers. 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 ...

  • Harper Government Strengthens Canadian Poultry Research

    Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced an investment of $4 million to the Canadian Poultry Research Council (CPRC) to further strengthen the poultry industry’s role within the Canadian agri-food sector. The research will focus on helping the poultry processing industry remain competitive, while addressing consumer concerns about poultry welfare and environmental preservation. This ...

  • Arsenic in field runoff linked to poultry litter

    Fields amended with poultry litter can accumulate significant levels of arsenic, according to studies by USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and associates. These findings provide key information about the agricultural pollutants that can build up in agricultural soils over time—and possibly migrate into nearby streams and rivers. Poultry producers have sometimes ...

  • 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 ...

  • Researchers Identify Important Energy Cost Savings in Poultry Processing

    USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Ark., that identified important energy costs savings in poultry processing- 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 ...

  • Researchers Develop New Ammonia-Oxygen Monitoring System for Poultry Houses

    USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., in which researchers developed a new ammonia-oxygen monitoring system for poultry houses. The project is part of the Association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all phases of poultry and egg production and processing. A brief summary ...

  • i-Watch Turkey App: first mobile application to measure animal welfare and health in poultry farms

    The new app developed by Ikerbasque researcher Ms. Inma Estevez at Neiker- Tecnalia is the first mobile application for the evaluation of animal welfare. i-Watchturkey is aimed at measuring the health and welfare of turkeys in commercial poultry farms, using the scientific method. At the same time as the evaluation is being undertaken, the statistical tool incorporated into the application ...

  • Building Demand for U.S. Soybeans through Value-Added Poultry and Egg Exports in Mexico

    A project funded by the Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) is helping to encourage Mexican meat processors to diversify their ready-to-cook and ready-to-eat meal offerings to include more U.S. poultry as a main ingredient. ISA – the state soy checkoff program in Indiana – is working with the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) to promote expanded use of poultry in Mexican-style ...


    By United Soybean Board (USB)

  • Researchers Develop Machine for Determining the Gender of Chicken Embryos

    USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del., regarding a new method to determine the gender of chicken embryos. 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 ...

  • Scientists Develop New Vaccine to Protect Against Two Important Diseases

    USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., that evaluated a new vaccine to protect again two important diseases. 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 ...

  • Federal government to step up bird flu monitoring this fall

    The federal government announced plans Thursday to step up monitoring wild birds for avian influenza this fall to provide an early warning of any resurgence of a disease that devastated poultry farms in the Upper Midwest. The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a pair of plans aimed at minimizing the impacts on domestic poultry flocks if any bird flu viruses return or mutate in migrating ...


    By Associated Press

  • New safeguards for chickens

    Agriculture Minister Jim Paice today made it clear that British consumers deserve to see only eggs from hens kept in better welfare cages on supermarket shelves once the EU-wide 2012 “battery” cage ban comes in. Announcing the laying of two regulations on poultry welfare, Mr Paice reinforced the Government’s commitment to high welfare standards in a speech to the Egg and ...

  • Peak Meat

    By Janet Larsen U.S. meat consumption has peaked. Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that meat eating across the country fell from the 2004 high point of 184 pounds (83 kilograms) per person to 171 pounds in 2011. Early estimates for 2012 project a further reduction in American meat eating to 166 pounds, making for a 10 percent drop over the eight-year period. For a society ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Tracking phosphorus runoff from livestock manure

    Nutrient runoff from livestock manure is a common source of agricultural pollution. Looking for an uncommon solution, a team of scientists has developed an application of rare earth elements to control and track runoff phosphorus from soils receiving livestock manure. In addition to reducing the solubility of phosphorus, this method shows particular promise for researchers interested in tracking ...

  • Research Investigates Cyanosis in Male Broiler Chickens

    USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded  research project at Mississippi State University in Pearl, Miss., investigating the cause of cyanosis in male  breeder broilers. 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 ...

  • Animal Consumption Drives Higher U.S. Soy Exports to EU

    Customers in the European Union (EU) depend on U.S. soybean farmers to maintain a consistent supply of soybean meal. Currently, they account for nearly 13 percent of total U.S. soybean meal exports. And that level is growing. Although U.S. soybean market share in the EU has declined over the last 30 years, U.S. soybean meal export trade to Europe grew in 2013, thanks in part to intensified ...


    By United Soybean Board (USB)

  • Overfishing Threatens Critical Link in the Food Chain

    The fish near the bottom of the aquatic food chain are often overlooked, but they are vital to healthy oceans and estuaries. Collectively known as forage fish, these species—including sardines, anchovies, herrings, and shrimp-like crustaceans called krill—feed on plankton and become food themselves for larger fish, seabirds, and marine mammals. Historically, people have eaten ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Deadly heat waves are becoming more frequent in California

    From mid July to early August 2006, a heat wave swept through the southwestern United States. Temperature records were broken at many locations and unusually high humidity levels for this typically arid region led to the deaths of more than 600 people, 25,000 cattle and 70,000 poultry in California alone. An analysis of this extreme episode carried out by researchers at Scripps Institution of ...

  • Commodity trends point to stable food prices, declining global food import bill

    Global food commodity markets are on a stable path for the year ahead, with solid production prospects and abundant stocks pointing to a broadly stable outcome for prices and supplies, FAO said today. Lower food prices than last year means that the world's food import bill are on course to fall to $986 billion this year - below $1 trillion for the first time since 2009 - even as traded volumes ...

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you