Poultry Industry News

Tyson Names Head of Global Government Affairs

Tyson Foods has appointed Karen Knutson to the post of senior vice president for global government affairs.

George’s To Acquire Ozark Mountain Poultry

George’s Inc., a producer of poultry products and prepared foods, has agreed to acquire Ozark Mountain Poultry Inc., maker of antibiotic-free and non-GMO chicken products, to further diversify its portfolio.

E. Coli Becoming More Common With Rise In ‘No Antibiotics Ever’ Programs

With the removal of antibiotics in the hatchery in “no antibiotics ever” (NAE) programs, the bacterium Escherichia coli is becoming more of a problem at many broiler complexes, Tim Cummings, DVM, technical service veterinarian for Zoetis, told Poultry Health Today.

How a Poultry Processor, Pork Producer and Feedyard Approach Labor

In a report titled “Help Wanted”, CoBank — a cooperative bank serving rural America — explores some of the factors influencing today’s agricultural labor climate.

Butterball Updates its Brand, Hires New VP of R&D

GARNER, N.C. – Butterball is revamping its turkey brand with new product offerings, consumer-friendly labels, packaging and consumer marketing campaigns. The company has also hired Jeff Mundt to fill the newly created role of vice president of Research & Development and Innovation.

Center Director and USDA-ARS Research Leader Named Fellows of Poultry Science Association

FAYETTEVILLE, AR. – Michael T. Kidd, director of the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science and head for the Poultry Science Department at the University of Arkansas,

Dr. Greg Rosales Honored by American Association of Avian Pathologists

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Accomplished poultry industry veteran Dr. Greg Rosales has been honored with the Lasher-Bottorff Award by the American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP). He was recognized at the AAAP’s annual meeting, held July 13-17 in Denver, Colo.

FDA Reviewing Standards of Food Identity

Based on the proliferation of vegetable-based milk substitutes, organizations representing the dairy industry have petitioned the FDA to establish standards restricting the "milk" designation to products derived from udders. Concern over nomenclature of plant-based foods involves accurate information for consumers.

Former Tyson CFO dies suddenly

SPRINGDALE, AR – Ten years after his appointment as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) of Tyson Foods, and about four months after retiring from his 28-year career with the company, Dennis Leatherby died suddenly Aug. 6, after reportedly suffering from a heart attack. Leatherby was 58.

BioSafe Is Growing Down South

EAST HARTFORD, CT – BioSafe Systems is pleased to announce the addition of a commercial service center located in Springdale, AR. This facility will be the hub of coordination for service provided to on-the-farm and protein processing plants within the Southern US.


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