Poultry Industry News

University of Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station Researchers Receive $1 Million Poultry Processing Robotics Grant

The COVID-19 pandemic strained many poultry processing plants as employees became ill. With the help of a $1 million grant, Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station researchers will soon begin designing robotics to help alleviate that potential strain.

Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture Named Vice President of The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) is pleased to announce the election of Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Secretary Blayne Arthur as Vice President of the organization by the NASDA Board of Directors. As Vice President, Arthur will help direct the organization to meet its mission of enhancing American food and agricultural communities through policy, partnerships and public engagement.

Cal-Maine Foods Announces Partnership With Energy Services Provider, Entegrity, to Install Solar Array at Arkansas Facility

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., the largest producer and distributor of fresh shell eggs in the United States, today announced a partnership with Entegrity Energy Partners (“Entegrity”), an energy services, sustainability, and solar development provider.

Perstorp Group Announces New CEO as Jan Secher Steps Down

Effective March 1st, Ib Jensen takes over from Jan Secher as Chief Executive Officer of Perstorp Group, a leading specialty chemicals company headquartered in Malmö, Sweden and since 2022 part of PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG). Ib Jensen is a highly respected senior industry executive with a long career as CFO and extensive experience from M&A and integration of acquired companies, something that will be required in the next phase for Perstorp.

Peco Foods Names Newest Addition to Leadership Team

Peco Foods, one of the nation’s largest poultry companies, welcomes new Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing – Commodity, Kevin Phillips, to its leadership team.

Simmons Foods CEO: How to Balance Growth, Values, Strategy

It is vital to evaluate a company’s resources and capabilities when planning operations, according to CEO Todd Simmons.

Cumberland Introduces Scout Robot To Promote Poultry Health and Performance

Cumberland, AGCO’s poultry production equipment brand, is introducing Scout, the world’s first ceiling-suspended robot system to continuously monitor broiler chickens and their poultry house environments to increase animal welfare as well as farm productivity.

National Chicken Council Releases its Most Comprehensive Guidelines to Date for Well-Being of Broiler Chickens

Consumers want to be sure that all animals being raised for food are treated with respect and are properly cared for during their lives. The people and companies involved in raising chickens for food share the public’s concern. 

Diverse Five Joining Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame

Leadership and service that brought distinction to the state’s largest business is the hallmark of five new inductees into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame.

Aviagen Promotes “Breeding for Welfare and Sustainability” at IPPE 2023

The Aviagen® global team looks forward to welcoming customers and visitors from around the world to booth #B4239 at the 2023 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE), taking place Jan. 24-26 in Atlanta.


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