Poultry Industry News

Wes Ward To Be Reappointed as Secretary of Agriculture

Arkansas Governor-Elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced her intention to reappoint Wes Ward as Secretary of Agriculture for the State of Arkansas.

U of A Poultry Judging Team Takes Second at National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest

The U of A poultry judging team recently competed in the 56th National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest and placed second overall in the team category.

Walmart Sells Former Call Center in Springdale to Tyson Foods for $19.3 Million

Tyson Foods has acquired a significant Springdale real estate asset from Walmart Inc.

Tennessee Tech’s “Aviagen Poultry Science Laboratory” Provides Hands-On Experience to Future Poultry Professionals

New educational research facility represents Tennessee Tech/Aviagen’s shared commitment to the future of the poultry industry.

Peco Foods Makes $80,000 Investment in Arkansas State College of Agriculture

Peco Foods has donated $80,000 to the Arkansas State University College of Agriculture. The funds will be used to remodel a barn and transform the existing structure into a modern broiler house.

FFA Members Inducted Into the Arkansas Purple Circle Club

Two Mountain Home FFA Members were inducted into the 2022 Arkansas Purple Circle Club in Little Rock, an awards program recognizing junior livestock exhibitors who earned championship at the Arkansas State Fair. 

ARMI Contractors Named Finalist for Arkansas Business of the Year

ARMI Contractors, the Northwest Arkansas based contractor, is excited to announce they have been chosen as a finalist for the “Arkansas Business of the Year Awards”.

Governor Hutchinson Declares November 20-26 as Arkansas Turkey Week

Today, Governor Hutchinson joined the Arkansas Department of Agriculture, industry partners, and agriculture leaders in declaring November 20-26 as Arkansas Turkey Week. The Arkansas Turkey Week proclamation highlights the state’s turkey industry and its value to Arkansas’s economy and agriculture industry. The full proclamation can be found at bit.ly/TurkeyWeek22.

Cargill names Sikes as Next President, CEO

Cargill today announced Brian Sikes has been elected President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective Jan. 1, 2023. With this transition, Dave MacLennan will assume the role of Executive Chair of Cargill’s Board of Directors.

Maintain Poultry House Equipment for Optimal Bird Health This Winter

Proper ventilation is key to poultry health and productivity. Randy Stidham, Cumberland district manager, offers equipment maintenance recommendations to help provide an ideal environment for poultry houses during cold weather.


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