Poultry Industry News

Arkansas Farm Bureau Announces Inductees to the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame

Former State Senator, Neely Cassady of Nashville, AR. will be one of five inductees into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame.  Cassady operated a hatchery for many years, establishing an integration which eventually was incorporated into Tyson Foods.  He served for 14 years in the Arkansas State Senate and is a past president of the Arkansas Poultry Federation and was a member of the Board of Directors of Tyson Foods.

USPoultry Releases New Video Series Highlighting Water Reclamation Environmental Stewardship at Poultry Facilities

TUCKER, Ga. – Jan. 9, 2017 – U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is releasing a new video series highlighting companies with exemplary performance at water reclamation facilities serving the poultry industry. The first video in the series features one of USPOULTRY’s Clean Water Award winners, Simmons Foods, Inc. of Southwest City, Mo.

National Chicken Council Calls for Balance Between Animal Care, Environmental, Economic Impact in Chicken Production

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 11, 2017 – NCC urges consumers, the foodservice and retail industries, and non-governmental organizations to invest in studying the impact in the U.S. of the growing market for “slower growing” broiler chickens.  A study released today by the National Chicken Council (NCC) details the environmental, economic and sustainability implications of raising slower growing chickens, revealing a sharp increase in chicken prices and the use of environmental resources - including water, air, fuel and land.  NCC also calls for more research on the health impact of chickens’ growth rates, to ensure that the future of bird health and welfare is grounded in scientific, data-backed research.

Cobb Achieves First Compartment Status in Brazil

SILOAM SPRINGS, Arkansas, USA Cobb-Vantress has become the first company in Brazil to receive certification for poultry compartmentalization for avian influenza and Newcastle disease from the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA). 

Plant Inspectors Help Poultry Industry Monitor Welfare

“Under the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA) and agency regulations, live poultry must be handled in a manner that is consistent with good commercial practices, which means they should be treated humanely,” said Edward Surgeon, DVM, of the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).


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