Poultry Industry News

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.” 

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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.

Mass Animal Mortality Management Workshop

On April 18, 2017 in Raleigh, NC a Mass Animal Mortality Management Workshop will be held. Attendees will hear about Lessons Learned from Recent HPAI and NC Flood Events. This event will be a  pre-conference workshop as part of the 3rd International Waste to Worth conference on Livestock and Poultry Environmental Quality, a national network of agri-professionals addressing issues related to air, water, soil, and climate.

Sneak Peek: A Look Inside Cargill's Turkey Operations

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Cargill’s turkey processing facility in Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the largest in a city that is home to many established poultry companies. Since 1976 Cargill has produced turkeys in Springdale and the 360,000-sq.-ft. facility currently employs 1,100 and produces approximately 300 million lbs. of finished goods per year.

Perdue Farms names Randy Day CEO

Randy Day has been promoted to chief executive officer of Perdue Farms, effective immediately. Day has served as chief operating officer since May 2016. He will also serve on the company’s board of directors.

Poultry, Forest, Rice Pros Inducted into AR Agriculture Hall of Fame

Untimely deaths in the family, a sudden illness, and a good intuition for the future of Arkansas agriculture played roles in the lives of the five newest members of the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame.

Tyson Foods' New Leaders Position Company for Future Growth

Boca Raton, Fla. – Feb. 21, 2017 – Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN) President and CEO Tom Hayes today outlined his vision for how the company will shape the future of food. Speaking at the 2017 Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) Conference along with Sally Grimes, president of Tyson's retail business, Hayes said the company is strong today and will lead for tomorrow by growing its portfolio of protein-packed brands and delivering sustainable food at scale.

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