Poultry Industry News

The Poultry Federation Announces Launch of Newly Designed Web Site

August 2, 2017 – Rogers, AR – During the Live Production Symposium held in Rogers, AR at Embassy Suites NWA, Marvin Childers, President of The Poultry Federation (TPF) revealed to the over 500 attendees the Federation’s newly designed web site.

The Federation’s new web site features a mobile-friendly design, as well as a more intuitive navigation. Other elements of the new site include relevant content that is targeted to users looking for information on upcoming events and how to get more involved with the Federation.

TPF Announces Agenda & Speakers for 2017 Arkansas Nutrition Conference

July 28, 2017 - LITTLE ROCK, AR - The program and speakers for the 2017 Arkansas Nutrition Conference has been finalized with Bruce Vincent, President of Environomics, Inc. as the keynote speaker. The conference is scheduled for September 6-8 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Rogers, Arkansas.

Agenda for TPFs Upcoming 2017 Live Symposium Announced

July 27, 2017 - LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Poultry Federation (TPF) announces plans for the 2017 Live Symposium. Live production personnel and suppliers who support live production of turkeys, breeders, and broilers; and more specifically service technicians and grow-out managers are encouraged to register and attend.

OK Foods Names Randy Meyers COO

OK Foods Inc. of Fort Smith, a subsidiary of Industrias Bachoco of Guanajuato, Mexico, on Tuesday announced the promotion of Randy Meyers to chief operating officer, a newly-created position that follows two acquisitions the company has made over the last 18 months.

Pilgrims Pride Co-Founder, Bo Pilgrim, Dies

Pilgrim’s Pride co-founder Lonnie “Bo” Pilgrim died Friday surrounded by his family at home. He was 89.

As indicated by the 37-foot-tall, head-and-shoulders bust of his likeness donning a pilgrim-style hat that still stands over the company's former headquarters between Pittsburg and Mount Pleasant, Texas, Bo was an industry icon.

Tyson Foods Awards Nearly 400 000 dollars to 17 Non Profit Partners

Springdale, Ark. – July 13, 2017 – As part of Tyson Foods’ (NYSE: TSN) efforts to raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do and its charitable focus on building healthier communities, healthier people and addressing food insecurity, the company announced today nearly $400,000 in community grants to 17 non-profit organizations in ten states.

TPF Recognizes Phil Reese as 2017 Sales Rep of the Year (Live Side)

ROGERS, Arkansas (June 16, 2017) – Phil Reese of Merial Select, Inc. was presented with the 2017 Salesmen of the Year (Live Side) Award by The Poultry Federation (TPF) the 58th Annual Poultry Festival held June 16-17 in Rogers, AR.

TPF Recognizes Dwight Curl as 2017 Sales Rep of the Year (Plant Side)

ROGERS, Arkansas (June 16, 2017) – Dwight Curl, Key Account Manager for Marel was presented with the 2017 Salesmen of the Year (Plant Side) Award by The Poultry Federation (TPF) the 58th Annual Poultry Festival held June 16-17 in Rogers, AR.

TPF Names James Smith as 2017 Industry Leader of the Year

ROGERS, Arkansas (June 16, 2017) – The Poultry Federation (TPF) presented James Smith of Simmons Foods with the 2017 Industry Leader of the Year Award at the 58th Annual Poultry Festival held June 16-17 in Rogers, Arkansas.

Garrett Atkins & Natasha Hightower Receive Top Recognition in State 4-H Barbecue Contest

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Garrett Atkins of Randolph County and Natasha Hightower of Indepence County won first place in the State 4-H Turkey and Broiler Barbecue Contest held as part of The Poultry Federation’s 58th Annual Poultry Festival in Rogers, Arkansas on June 17, 2017. Atkins was presented the Champion Turkey Division Award and Hightower the Champion Broiler Division Award by Marvin Childers, The Poultry Federation President.

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