Poultry Industry News

Cost of Necrotic Enteritis Grossly Underestimated

The true cost of necrotic enteritis (NE) for the world’s poultry industry could be an astounding $US6 billion annually — three times a previous and widely used estimate, according to a report in World Poultry.

Kansas Gov. Signs Poultry Bill Into Law, Opens Doors For Future Poultry Farms In State

TOPEKA, KS — Gov. Jeff Colyer on Tuesday signed into a law a controversial bill that is aimed at luring large-scale poultry processors such as Tyson Foods to set up shop in Kansas.

Governor Hutchinson Proclaims March 20, 2018 as Arkansas Ag Day

To recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by Arkansas’s agriculture industry, Governor Hutchinson proclaimed March 20, 2018 as Arkansas Ag Day and presented the proclamation to Arkansas Agriculture Secretary Wes Ward at a ceremony today at the Arkansas Agriculture Department headquarters.

Avian Influenza Viruses Can Persist in Footbaths and Manure

Growers shouldn’t assume the disinfectants they use in footbaths are effective against avian influenza (AI), indicates a study from the University of California–Davis.1

Kinco Constructors Adds Two New Project Managers to Team

Kinco Constructors is pleased to announce that Adam Tullos has joined the company as preconstruction/senior project manager and Brian Byrd has joined the company as project manager. Adam is based out of the company’s Little Rock office and Brian is based out of the company’s Springdale office.

 Source: Kinco Constructors

Video Teaches Knife Safety, Cutting for Poultry Deboning

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) said it is releasing a training video demonstrating proper breast deboning cutting techniques.

Wayne Farms Unveils Culinary Innovation Center

Wayne Farms LLC announced the launch of a $4.5 million research and development facility in Decatur, Ala., to help foodservice and retail customers hone their product development efforts.

Lack of Medications, Veterinarians Hamper Turkey Industry

The US turkey industry continues to be hampered by a lack of approved efficacious drugs, according to a 2017 survey. Since 2005, four medications have been withdrawn, leaving the industry without any recourse to treat colibacillosis, blackhead and other diseases.

China Removes Duties On US Chicken But Market Remains Closed to US Poultry And Egg Exports

Washington, D.C.– China’s decision to drop anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties as of Tuesday on U.S. broilers was welcomed by the U.S. industry, but the decision is not expected to have any immediate, direct impact because the China market remains closed to U.S. poultry and egg exports due to an ongoing avian influenza ban imposed in 2015.

Cumberland Launches Two New Poultry Production Technologies

ASSUMPTION, IL – Cumberland Poultry has introduced two new technologies to support improved efficiency and performance in poultry production environments. Included are: Double Stack Komfort Kooler™


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