avian influenza

Alabama State Vet on Fighting Avian Influenza

Dan Alabama, Poultry

While it’s been a winter that doesn’t seem to want to end, temperatures are starting to warm up. But those in the poultry industry continue to think about Avian Influenza. Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries State Veterinarian, Dr. Tony Frazier, urges industry folks to continue concentrating on biosecurity. Alabama State Vet on Fighting Avian Influenza

organic livestock

GAO Gives USDA Approval to Ditch Organic Livestock Rule

Dan Industry News Release, Livestock, Organic, Poultry

The Government Accountability Office says the Department of Agriculture complied with rulemaking procedures during its withdrawal of The Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices final rule. The office reviewed the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service’s process to withdraw the rule after many groups, including the Humane Society of the United States, filed lawsuits claiming USDA did not follow proper rulemaking procedures. The …

controlled atmospheric

Cargill Installs Controlled Atmosphere “Stunning” System in Canada Operation

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

Cargill announced that it’s installing a $22 million Controlled Atmospheric Stunning system at its poultry facility in London, Ontario. Cargill credits the investment to increasing customer and consumer demand for better animal welfare standards in food production. There are also electric stunning systems available to processing plants. Both electric and atmospheric systems are acceptable, approved, and proven as more humane …

eggs

Easter Eggs for Your Basket Will be a Bit Higher This Year

Dan Field Crops, Industry News Release, Poultry

Higher retail prices for several foods including eggs, orange juice, meat products, bagged salad, shredded cheddar and vegetable oil resulted in a slight increase in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Spring Picnic Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey showed the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare one or more meals was $51.05, up $1.02 …

meat exports

Meat Exports on the Rise for U.S.

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats

Last week, President Trump requested a three-year extension of trade promotion authority, but the request comes amid growing concerns over the direction of the administration’s trade policy. And despite what we are hearing about trade issues, USDA is projecting that U.S. meat exports will rise this year just as production rises. Gary Crawford has the story. U.S. Meat Exports on …

slaughterhouses

Agri View: Elimination of Slaughterhouses

Dan Agri View, Cattle, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats

Everett Griner talks about eliminating slaughterhouses not such a good idea in today’s Agri View. Elimination of Slaughterhouses It is a very large group of people who don’t like the way animals are processed for food. In other words, they want to do away with slaughterhouses. That is a term that has a very wide identification. You don’t process chickens …