Poultry Industry News

JBT Corporation Purchases Avure Technologies Inc.

CHICAGO – JBT Corporation announced its purchase of Erlanger, Kentucky-based Avure Technologies Inc., a leading provider of high pressure processing (HPP) systems, for $57 million. According to JBT, the acquisition of Avure should bring in approximately $50 million of additional annual revenue.

Third Generation Family Member Promoted at Keith Smith Company

Hot Springs, AR (February 23, 2017) – Keith Smith Company, the nation’s largest independent producer and provider of broiler hatching eggs to the poultry industry, has named Keith Smith as Vice President of Sales, which is a new role within the company.

Jones Hamilton Appoints Two New Territory Managers

WALBRIDGE, OH—The Jones-Hamilton Company announces the addition of Jonathan Peeples and Steve Carpenter as Territory Managers in the Agricultural Division responsible for the sale and service of industry leading litter amendment, PLT®, as well as the water acidifier, LS-PWT2.

Tyson Tops Fortune's "Most Admired" List for Food Production

Tyson Foods topped Fortune’s 2017 “The World’s Most Admired Companies” list in the category of food production, followed by Archer Daniels Midland, Ingredion, Wilmar International and Bunge. Tyson’s rating jumped four spots from last year.

Ag by Silvercote Announces ThermaCare Stable

ThermaCare Stable provides a continuous stabilized insulation in wall and ceiling, ensuring a clean, healthy, regulated environment that protects your birds from radiant heat, litter problems, condensation and uncontrolled drafts. The benefit to you: healthy uniform birds.

CAT Squared Releases Direct Store Delivery for Mobile Devices

CONWAY, Arkansas – (February 9, 2017) — CAT Squared, a leading provider of MES/MOM solutions for the food industry, today announced the release of its new Direct Store Delivery (DSD) app for mobile devices. DSD provides route accounting, inventory control, mobile point-of-sale and delivery functionality. The app integrates into a company’s ERP, CRM and WMS systems reconciling financial and inventory data.

Cobb Vantress, Inc Looks Forward to Next 100 Years

SILOAM SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, USA: After 12 months of celebrations of the first 100 years of Cobb, the company is now looking ahead to increasing investment to grow in markets across the world.

Campylobacter in Poultry: An Elusive Pathogen

Campylobacter — primarily Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli — frequently colonize the intestinal tract of domestic poultry at high levels. The bacterium is well adapted to the avian host and, despite extensive colonization, it produces little or no overt disease in poultry. That makes it difficult to detect and control in live birds.

Webinar: Avian Influenza Mortality Management

The highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak has become the largest animal health emergency in US history. As of February 2017, the USDA reports 233 detections (212 commercial facilities and 21 backyard flocks) affecting approximately 50 million birds in 22 states. To date, over $950 million federal dollars have been spent on disease control efforts and indemnities.

Jones Hamilton Appoints New Technical Services Manager

WALBRIDGE, OH—The Jones-Hamilton Company recently appointed Josh Payne, Ph.D., as the new Technical Services Manager of the Agricultural Division. Payne will be responsible for supporting territory managers with on-site technical guidance as well as providing oversight of field and laboratory trials. He brings nearly 20 years of poultry litter management experience with a focus on nutrient management, pathogen control and water quality.

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