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  • Breeding poultry with improved natural resistance

    Is it possible to improve the natural immunity of poultry through breeding? Selection of poultry with high levels of natural antibodies, will increase animal welfare , reduce antibiotic usage and increase profit. Wageningen UR researcher Tom Berghof stands on the threshold of this process. “Thanks to DNA markers we will in future be capable of selecting animals with high levels of natural ...

  • Poultry Industry Recognizes 96 Poultry Facilities for Outstanding Safety Performance

    The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council recognized 96 chicken and turkey facilities for outstanding safety performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programs. The annual safety awards were presented during the 2014 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry held in Destin, Fla. The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council consist ...

  • 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 Biosecurity rules are intended to reduce risk, but if they are incomprehensible, overwhelming, ignored, outdated or essentially useless, it’s time for an overhaul,” suggested David Shapiro, DVM, ...

  • 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 Protein & Fat Seminar to Focus on Safety and Increased Productivity

    Rendering managers aim to provide safe, high quality by-products while achieving high productivity. 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 USPOULTRY and the Poultry Protein & Fat Council, the seminar will be held Oct. 1-2, at the DoubleTree Hotel ...

  • Meat and Poultry Research Showcase Scheduled for 2014 IPPE

    As part of the 2014 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) education schedule, the Meat and Poultry Research Showcase will provide cutting-edge scientific presentations in practical applied ways, exploring the latest research in the meat and poultry industry. The Showcase will be held from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 30. The registration fee for the program is $150 for ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • EU rule changes threaten poultry and horticulture sectors

    Small traditional poultry producers and growers who use glasshouses could find their businesses under threat from EU rules lumping their businesses into the same pollution control bracket as power stations, the NFU warned today. The new proposed revisions to the IPPC include:• Reducing the current IPPC thresholds from 40,000 to 30,000 for laying hens, 24,000 for ducks and 11,500 for turkeys. This ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 122 Poultry Facilities Recognized for Outstanding Safety Performance

    At the 2016 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry in Destin, Fla., 122 chicken and turkey facilities received safety awards by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council. The companies were honored in recognition of their outstanding performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programs. The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council ...

  • Drug Resistant Bacteria Found in Nation’s Meat and Poultry

    Cinnaminson, NJ, May 2nd, 2011 Last month it was reported that a new study discovered that the bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, is found widely in the nation’s meat and poultry.  The study found that 47% of the 136 samples taken from 26 retail stores in 5 cities across the nation were contaminated with S. aureus. It also reported that 52% of the bacteria ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Miller, New U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Chairman

    Sherman Miller, Cal-Maine Foods, Jackson, Miss., was elected chairman of the board of directors of U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY). The board meeting was held during the International Poultry Expo, part of the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo. He previously served as vice chairman. Miller was presented with the time-honored “working man’s gavel” ...

  • EuroTier 2016 will again include the World Poultry Show

    Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 1st December 2016 - EuroTier, the world’s leading trade fair for animal production, will once again include the World Poultry Show in 2016. This means next year’s EuroTier will be the only international exhibition for animal producers to include all livestock sectors – dairy, beef cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep and aquaculture – in such a ...

  • USSEC Holds Poultry Nutrition and Production Short Course for U.S. Soy customers from Russia, Bulgaria and Romania

    With the goal to increase awareness of U.S. Soy and help customers differentiate between soy of different origins, USSEC conducted a five day training program at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) in Poultry Nutrition and Production for a team of 11 nutritionists and poultry professionals from top poultry integrations and feed manufacturing companies from Russia, Bulgaria and Romania from ...

  • USPOULTRY’s Live Production and Welfare Seminar to Examine Poultry Management Techniques and Animal Welfare Best Practices

    USPOULTRY’s 2014 Live Production and Welfare Seminar will address the latest management techniques, husbandry and technology to enhance the health and welfare of birds. Sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, the seminar will be held September 16-17, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. This year’s topics will include a Legal Review; Tools for Monitoring Brooding; ...

  • USPOULTRY Releases Video on Current and Future Antibiotic Use in the Poultry Industry

    Antibiotic use in poultry production has been very beneficial in enhancing bird health. To help provide insight into the current and future use of antibiotics in poultry, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is releasing a new video. The video features two noted experts, Dr. Randy Singer, professor of Epidemiology, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Medicine, University of ...

  • USPOULTRY Releases Video Series on Food Safety Advancements in the Poultry Industry

    As part of its Poultry Insight series, USPOULTRY has created several videos that address food safety advancements in the poultry industry. The videos are a discussion with Rafael Rivera, manager of food safety and production programs for USPOULTRY. The series addresses how the modern food safety system developed, how food safety is implemented in the poultry industry, current food safety ...

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