Poultry Industry News

Cargill Turkey Brand First to Meet Certified Responsible Antibiotic Use Standard

Cargill’s Shady Brook Farms brand is the first line of turkey products to earn the Certified Responsible Antibiotic Use (CRAU) designation, which complies with the School Food Focus program’s K-12 meal eligibility requirements across the United States, the company announced.

George's Inc Announces Brian Coan as Chief Customer Officer

George’s Inc., one of the nation’s largest privately held poultry companies, recently announced that Brian Coan has joined the George’s team in the newly created role of chief customer officer. While leading the areas of sales, marketing, product development and customer service, Coan will be focused on executing an aggressive growth strategy.

Hubbard Unveils Their Latest Male: The Hubbard M22

In response to customer demand and through intensified selection work focused on Yield and Conformation, Hubbard’s R&D department has developed the “Hubbard M22” male.

The highly competitive Hubbard M22 builds upon the performance and FCR advantages offered by Hubbard’s existing male lines such as the Hubbard M99 optimized for total yield and market-leading FCR, while producing more than 1.0% to 1.5% additional breast meat yield.

Cobb Vantress, Inc Looking Ahead to Accelerating Growth in Asia

SILOAM SPRINGS, Arkansas, USA: The increasing strength of Cobb in the Asia-Pacific region was highlighted by general manager Pelayo Casanovas at the biennial gathering of team members at the Plantation Bay resort of Cebu in the Philippines.

“Cobb has been growing market share in Asia Pacific substantially over the last three to four years, and we are on target in 2017 to become the breed of choice in the region,” he said.

Cumberland Launching Three New Poultry Production Technologies

ASSUMPTION, Illinois (January 24, 2017) – Three new technologies for improved efficiency and performance within poultry production environments are being introduced by Cumberland Poultry, a division of GSI. Included are:

Wayne Farms Announces Transition to New CEO

Wayne Farms announced J. Clinton Rivers becomes its CEO effective April 1, replacing Elton Maddox who led the company as CEO for 21 years and will now assume the role of executive chairman and continue to serve as chairman of the Wayne Farms board of managers.  

The transition is part of a planned succession that began with Rivers’ promotion to chief operating officer in April 2014.

American to Eat 1.33 Billion Chicken Wings for Super Bowl

Washington, D.C. - January 25, 2017 - Americans’ consumption of the unofficial staple of Super Bowl Sunday – the chicken wing – is projected to hit 1.33 billion wings, according to a National Chicken Council (NCC) annual report.

NCC’s 2017 Wing Report, released today, estimates that Americans will eat 1.33 billion wings during Super Bowl LI weekend, as the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots battle for the Lombardi Trophy.  That figure is up 2 percent, or 30 million wings, from 2016's report  – and up 6.5 percent, or 80 million wings, from 2015's report – revealing a steadily growing love for America’s favorite Super Bowl menu item.

New Appointments in Cobb Europe

SILOAM SPRINGS, Arkansas, USA: Two new appointments are announced by Cobb Europe — Russell Jones as commercial manager and Nigel Strain as broiler specialist for the region.

NCC Statement on Reports that Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be nominated for USDA Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 18, 2017 - National Chicken Council President Mike Brown released the following statement in response to reports that former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue was to be nominated to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture:  

"Governor Perdue has a strong record as two-term chief executive of Georgia and is acquainted with a wide array of agriculture commodities, from chicken and peanuts to cotton and timber.

University of Minnesota Releases Study on Airborne Dissemination of H5N2 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus

A research team at the University of Minnesota (UM), College of Veterinary Medicine recently published on studies conducted to determine the extent of dissemination of avian influenza virus from infected flocks.*

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