Poultry Industry News

Cobb-Vantress Gift Supports Poultry Science Talent

Siloam Springs, AR - Science students interested in pursuing graduate degrees in poultry science will soon have a new resource to help fund their education. The Cobb-Vantress Fellowship Endowment was announced during the August annual meeting of the Poultry Science Association (PSA) in Orlando, FL.

Lightening the Load: Teamwork Between Live Production, Processing Key to Reducing Foodborne Pathogens in Poultry

While statistics show the US poultry industry has made great strides reducing foodborne pathogens, USDA’s new standards for Salmonella and Campylobacter in chicken parts have made poultry companies up their game.

Adisseo Sponsors Poultry Leaders of Tomorrow to Promote Educational Collaboration Within Industry

ALPHARETTA, GA—Adisseo USA has selected the University of Georgia as the first partnering university for Poultry Leaders of Tomorrow, an invitation-only educational event for poultry science and veterinary students, which brings together leaders in poultry academia and industry from around the country to discuss prominent industry issues and enable the development of collaborative solutions.

USPOULTRY Foundation Approves $125,000 in New Avian Influenza Research

TUCKER, GA – The USPOULTRY Foundation has approved $125,000 in additional emergency funding to support avian influenza research and communication. The research is a follow-up study on a previously funded project (BRU007) in which researchers provided insight on using ventilation shut down (VSD) as a humane depopulation method.

Simmons Prepared Foods Announces New Chicken Operation in Benton County

BENTON COUNTY, AR — Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. announced it will build a new chicken facility in Benton County between Decatur and Gentry.

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).

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