poultry

New Biosecurity Campaign to Protect Live Poultry

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is launching a new outreach campaign focused on preventing the spread of infectious poultry diseases in both commercial and backyard poultry. Considering the devastating impact of the highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak in 2014-2015, as well as this year’s outbreak of virulent Newcastle disease, the timing is right …

sheep

Cattlemen, Sheep Producers Urge Senate Action

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Sheep-Goats

The Public Lands Council (PLC), National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), and American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) praised the passage of H.R. 6784, the Manage our Wolves Act. The Act requires the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to remove the gray wolf from federal protections under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Similar action was initially proposed by the FWS under …

farm bureau

Farm Bureau Survey: Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Down for Third Straight Year

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Poultry

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 33rd annual survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $48.90, or less than $5.00 per person. This is a 22-cent decrease from last year’s average of $49.12. “Since 2015, the average cost of Thanksgiving dinner has declined steadily and is …

poultry

Poultry Worker Safety Record Continues to Improve

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

Occupational injuries and illnesses in the poultry slaughter and processing workforce have fallen by 83 percent over the last 20 years. According to the 2017 Injury and Illness Report released by the Department of Labor, the decline is continuing. The total poultry processing injury and illness rate of 3.8 cases per 100 full-time employees, down from 4.2 cases the year …

extra

Extra Beef, Pork Supplies Pressuring Chicken

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry

Trade issues have led to an increasing supply of beef and pork, which in turn is pressuring poultry sales. The extra beef and pork means retailers are featuring those products more than poultry, luring consumers away from chicken purchases. Pilgrim’s Pride CEO Bill Lovette says the chicken processor posted a sharp drop in third-quarter earnings. The drop was attributed to …

beef exports

Beef Exports Remain Solid; Pork Exports Still Facing Headwinds

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork

U.S. beef exports remained very strong in September while pork exports continued to be impacted by retaliatory duties in China and Mexico, According to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Beef exports cooled from the record results posted in August, but were still significantly higher year-over-year. September beef exports totaled 110,100 metric tons, …