Poultry Industry News

Aviagen Strengthens Management Team with New Vice President of Finance

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – On July 17, Aviagen® welcomed Sallie Starks as its new Vice President of Finance. Starks is an accomplished financial and strategic leader with a proven track record of strengthening the financial sustainability and effectiveness of businesses. Reporting directly to Kevin McDaniel, president of Aviagen North America, Starks is based at the corporate headquarters in Huntsville, Ala.

NCC Rolls Out Industry-Wide Standards for Broiler Welfare

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Chicken Council (NCC), the United States’ oldest and largest national association representing the U.S. broiler chicken industry (chickens raised for meat), today rolled out a set of industry-wide standards for broiler chicken welfare – the “Chicken Guarantees.”

Tyson Foods to Invest $320M in New Chicken Plant in Kansas

Tonganoxie, Kansas – In response to strong consumer demand for chicken, Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) today announced plans to build a $320 million poultry complex in eastern Kansas.

Tyson Foods Deploys Disaster Relief Operations to Houston

August 30, 2017 — SPRINGDALE, Ark. — In response to historic flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Tyson Foods will send teams to prepare meals for those affected by and responding to the disaster.

Butterball Recognized for Employee Safety Initiatives

Butterball has created and implemented new programs that reduced its OSHA Recordable Injury Rate by 87 percent, earning it recognition by National Underwriter Magazine as a winner for its Excellence in Workers’ Comp Risk Management Award. To maintain the caliber of safety that led to this accolade, Butterball has prioritized achieving certification in the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).

Noble Research Institute Formalizes Collaborative Relationship with Oklahoma Conservation Stakeholders

After the conclusion of his address to attendees of the Oklahoma Conservation Summit this past week, Bill Buckner, president and chief executive officer of the Noble Research Institute, spoke with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays about the Institute’s new formal cooperative relationship that has been established with the other stakeholders of Oklahoma’s conservation community as described in a Memorandum of Understanding that the state’s conservation partners signed just recently. 

TPF Poultry Member, Foster Farms Expands Plant, Adds Jobs

August 24, 2017 - Foster Farms will invest $30 million to expand and upgrade its poultry processing plant in Farmerville, La., and has begun hiring employees to fill 50 new positions, the company and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced.

147 Poultry Facilities Recognized for Outstanding Safety Performance

August 15, 2017 DESTIN, Fla. – At the 2017 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry in Destin, Fla., 147 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.

U.S. State Poultry Associations Meet in Atlanta for Updates, Education

August 10, 2017 - Atlanta, GA - Leaders from state poultry organizations -- including TPF President Marvin Childers, TPF Business Development Director Ross Dunn,  TPF Missouri Operations John Bryan and TPF Oklahoma Operations Tyler Norvell - met in Atlanta this week to discuss industry trends, issues and best practices. The meeting was hosted by the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association.

USPOULTRY Recognizes Tillman with PSA Distinguished Poultry Industry Career Award

TUCKER, Ga – Aug. 10, 2017 – Dr. Paul Tillman, consulting poultry nutritionist with Poultry Technical Nutrition Services, LLC, was recently recognized with the 2017 Poultry Science Association Distinguished Poultry Industry Career Award, sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY). The award was presented during the annual Poultry Science Association meeting in Orlando, Fla., by Barbara Jenkins, USPOULTRY vice president of education and student programs.

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