Feb 07

George’s Inc., one of the nation’s largest privately held poultry companies, recently announced that Brian Coan has joined the George’s team in the newly created role of chief customer officer. While leading the areas of sales, marketing, product development and customer service, Coan will be focused on executing an aggressive growth strategy.

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Jan 27

In response to customer demand and through intensified selection work focused on Yield and Conformation, Hubbard’s R&D department has developed the “Hubbard M22” male.

The highly competitive Hubbard M22 builds upon the performance and FCR advantages offered by Hubbard’s existing male lines such as the Hubbard M99 optimized for total yield and market-leading FCR, while producing more than 1.0% to 1.5% additional breast meat yield.

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Jan 26

SILOAM SPRINGS, Arkansas, USA: The increasing strength of Cobb in the Asia-Pacific region was highlighted by general manager Pelayo Casanovas at the biennial gathering of team members at the Plantation Bay resort of Cebu in the Philippines.

“Cobb has been growing market share in Asia Pacific substantially over the last three to four years, and we are on target in 2017 to become the breed of choice in the region,” he said.

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Jan 25

Wayne Farms announced J. Clinton Rivers becomes its CEO effective April 1, replacing Elton Maddox who led the company as CEO for 21 years and will now assume the role of executive chairman and continue to serve as chairman of the Wayne Farms board of managers.  

The transition is part of a planned succession that began with Rivers’ promotion to chief operating officer in April 2014.

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Jan 25

Washington, D.C. - January 25, 2017 - Americans’ consumption of the unofficial staple of Super Bowl Sunday – the chicken wing – is projected to hit 1.33 billion wings, according to a National Chicken Council (NCC) annual report.

NCC’s 2017 Wing Report, released today, estimates that Americans will eat 1.33 billion wings during Super Bowl LI weekend, as the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots battle for the Lombardi Trophy.  That figure is up 2 percent, or 30 million wings, from 2016's report  – and up 6.5 percent, or 80 million wings, from 2015's report – revealing a steadily growing love for America’s favorite Super Bowl menu item.

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Jan 19

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 18, 2017 - National Chicken Council President Mike Brown released the following statement in response to reports that former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue was to be nominated to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture:  

"Governor Perdue has a strong record as two-term chief executive of Georgia and is acquainted with a wide array of agriculture commodities, from chicken and peanuts to cotton and timber.

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Jan 18

SPRINGDALE (Jan. 17, 2017) – Whitbeck Laboratories, Inc., a full-service independent commercial laboratory offering a unique mix of microbiology, chemistry and serology testing to an international clientele, will celebrate its new 7,500 square foot research and testing facility with a Grand Opening Wednesday, January 18. The new facility is located in the Springdale Technology Park.

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