Poultry Industry News

Americans to Eat 1.45 Billion Chicken Wings for the Big Game

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 31, 2024) – With the second biggest eating day of the year after Thanksgiving upon us, there’s no hotter time for chicken wings. According to the National Chicken Council’s 2024 Wing Report, Americans will devour 1.45 billion wings while watching Kansas City and San Francisco battle for the championship trophy.

Butterball Names New Exec for Live Operations

GARNER, NC. — Butterball LLC announced on Feb. 1 that Vernon Felts, was promoted to vice president of live operations. He succeeds Walter ‘Gator’ Pelletier, who recently retired from the role in 2023.

Ancera Unveils New Cutting-Edge Detection Tools to Support Productivity, Food Safety, and Interventional Efficacy in Poultry Industry

BRANFORD, Conn., Jan. 16, 2024 -- Today, Ancera, the innovator of supply chain intelligence, has announced the release of two new microbial detection tools designed to identify and enumerate Clostridium perfringens and Total Viable Bacteria (TVB) in poultry. Ancera's new cutting-edge assays will address critical challenges within the poultry industry, spanning both live operations and processing, in order to help companies increase productivity, food safety, and interventional efficacy.

Peco Foods Expands Leadership Team, Promoting Kevin Phillips and Scott Alexander

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – January 9, 2024 – Peco Foods, the nation’s seventh largest poultry company, proudly announces two promotions within its senior leadership team. Kevin Phillips will be taking over as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), and Scott Alexander will serve as Senior Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing.

Peco Foods Announces the Retirement of Chief Commercial Officer, Steve Evans

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – January 9, 2024 – Peco Foods, the nation’s seventh largest poultry company, announces the retirement of Steve Evans, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). With 40+ years in the industry and nearly four years with the company, Evans will retire at the end of the month. Originally joining Peco in a consulting capacity in 2019, Evans was hired as Chief Commercial Officer in July 2020 and will leave a legacy of strategic insight and invaluable contributions to the company's success.

Tom Lewis Joins Poultry Guard®

Poultry Guard® recently hired Tom Lewis as Territory Sales Representative. Tom will be providing product and customer support to Mississippi and surrounding areas.

Ancera Launches Next-Generation Salmonella Monitoring Software Platform

BRANFORD, Conn., Nov. 15, 2023 -- Today, Ancera, the innovator of supply chain intelligence that improves the safety and profitability of food production, is announcing the launch of Ancera Salmonella System Monitoring (SSM), a novel software platform that delivers deeper and more timely insights around Salmonella throughout the poultry supply chain. By tapping its comprehensive network of mobile surveillance systems, CRISPR databases, epidemiological models, and software warning systems, Ancera is helping the U.S. poultry industry simultaneously reduce risk and improve margins.

Jason Bow Joins BioZyme® Sales Team

(SAINT JOSEPH, Mo., November 8, 2023) BioZyme® Inc., announces the hiring of Jason Bow, El Reno, Oklahoma, as its newest Area Sales Manager. Bow will represent BioZyme across his native Oklahoma to work with our dealer network, promote the BioZyme product lines and brands and collaborate with dealers and customers to further educate them about animal health and nutrition.

The Poultry Federation Announces Strategic Partnership with Be Pro Be Proud to Enhance Career Opportunities in the Poultry Industry

Little Rock, Arkansas — The Poultry Federation, a recognized leader in the poultry and egg industry, is excited to unveil a significant partnership with Be Pro Be Proud. This collaboration signifies a shared commitment to empower local communities, promote career opportunities in the poultry industry, and equip students with valuable skills.

NCC Elects New Officers; Randy Day Installed as Chairman

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 26, 2023) – The National Chicken Council (NCC) has installed the four officers that will guide the organization through 2024. The installation took place at NCC’s 68th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Randy Day, retired CEO and special advisor to the Perdue Farms Board of Directors, will serve as 2023-2024 Chairman.

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