Poultry Industry News

Tyson Foods Wilkesboro Complex Wins Top COB500 Performance for 2016

SILOAM SPRINGS, Arkansas, USA: The Tyson Foods’ breeder complex at Wilkesboro, North Carolina, is the winner of the top US Cobb500 performance in 2016 for total egg production/hen housed.

Aviagen Appoints Billy Hufford as Business Manager for the Rowan Range Brand of Broiler Breeders in North America

March 28, 2017 – HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Leading global broiler breeding company Aviagen® has selected Billy Hufford as its business manager for the Rowan Range brand in North America, focusing on the slower-growing poultry market segment. This segment is experiencing an increase in popularity throughout North America. Reporting directly to Aviagen Vice President of Sales and Technical Service for North America Frank Dougherty, Hufford will develop sales, marketing, and production strategies for Aviagen’s Rowan Range® brand of broiler breeders, as well as other breeding stock targeted to this market.

Tyson Foods Names Scott Stillwell Senior Vice President, Food Safety & Quality Assurance

Springdale, Ark. – March 27, 2017 - Tyson Foods announced today that Dr. Scott Stillwell has been promoted to senior vice president, Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQA).

In this role, Dr. Stillwell will provide strategic leadership, direction and guidance for Tyson Foods’ global FSQA discipline, and oversee the company’s commitment to safety and quality for all Tyson Foods products.

Victor Lesigne Joins Hubbard as Production and Technical Services Engineer

EMEA - Hubbard is very pleased to announce the appointment of Victor Lesigne as Production and Technical Services Engineer. He will report to Claude Toudic, Technical Manager EMEA and Brazil.

Aviagen Promotes Canadian Poultry Advancement, Supports CPRC Program

March 27, 2017 – HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Aviagen® has again shown its support for the Canadian Poultry Research Council (CPRC) by contributing $25,000 USD (more than $32,000 Canadian dollars) to the Research Sponsorship Program. Aviagen has funded the program since 2012 and is a Platinum sponsor.

Sunbelt Rentals Offers Avian Influenza Support 24/7

Recent avian influenza concerns have reminded us that even the most vigilant prevention methods won’t always keep us protected against these viruses and their costly effects. Forward preparation and planning is just as important. We should always be prepared for the possibility of an outbreak. Knowing the resources and help available to you during a crisis is critical when reacting.

Cobb Vantress, Inc Targets Growth of Asia Markets

SILOAM SPRINGS, Arkansas, USA: The expansion of Cobb activities to serve the Asian region was the focus of interest for the company at the VIV Asia exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand, where its booth attracted thousands of customers from all over the continent.

Aviagen Launches Newly Designed Website

March 22, 2017 – HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Aviagen®, world’s leading primary poultry breeder, invites customers to navigate its newly designed web site, which is now live at www.aviagen.com. The company’s new web presence features a mobile-friendly format, as well as more intuitive navigation designed with ease-of-use for customers in mind. Other distinguishing elements of the new site include content tailored to specific regions and an inviting “look and feel.” 

Users enjoy the same high-quality photography and crisp, modern design, whether accessing the site from a desktop or hand-held device -more

Cobb Vantress, Inc Launches New Animal Welfare Website

SILOAM SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, USA:  Cobb-Vantress, Inc. announced today the launch of a new website dedicated to animal welfare, highlighting the company’s commitment to the care of chickens through its many educational programs, flock management and poultry health initiatives. The website can be accessed at cobbcares.com or by visiting cobb-vantress.com under the ‘About Cobb’ tab.

Willmar Poultry to Supply Commercial Poults and Turkey Eggs to Aviagen

Aviagen and Willmar Poultry are pleased to announce the establishment of Select Genetics. This new company will supply commercial genetics to the turkey industry.  Aviagen is the majority owner of Select Genetics, which was formed through the merger of Valley of the Moon Commercial Poults (VOMCP) and Willmar Poultry/Ag Forte.  Select Genetics will continue to execute and honor the obligations and agreements in place for both VOMCP and Willmar Poultry companies and their respective customers.


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