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Celebrate National Deviled Egg Day

Dan Poultry, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom fills us in about the egg and celebrating a centuries-old favorite party side dish. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Deviled eggs are a favorite hors-d’oeuvres or side dish for parties, holidays, family reunions and potluck dinners. And every year on November 2nd, deviled eggs are the star of the show as Americans celebrate  National Deviled Egg Day.  Also …

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Breeding Resistant Chickens for Improved Food Safety

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

A new test developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in College Station, Texas, could make it easier to breed pathogen-resistant chickens. The test identifies roosters whose blood contains naturally high levels of two key chemicals, cytokine, and chemokines. These chemicals mobilize the birds’ innate immune response, according to ARS microbiologist Christi Swaggerty, in ARS’s Food and Feed Safety Research Unit. Using …

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USPOULTRY Foundation Approves Funding for More Avian Influenza Research

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

The USPOULTRY Foundation last week approved $125,000 in additional emergency funding to support avian influenza research and communication. The research is a follow-up study on a previously funded project in which researchers provided insight on using ventilation shut down as a humane depopulation method. The study showed that the addition of heat and CO2 to the procedure provided a rapid …

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Higher Supplies Keeping Consumer Meat Prices Lower

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry

Higher supplies of meat will continue to pressure consumer prices lower, according to a forecast by the Department of Agriculture. The USDA Economic Research Service Food Price Outlook predicts beef and veal prices to decrease one to two percent in 2017 but increase the same amount in 2018. That’s because, in August, the U.S. cattle herd was at its highest …

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Retail Meat Prices Slip Lower in August

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry

Consumer prices for meat decline 0.4 percent in August, compared to figures compiled in July. A monthly report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows overall U.S. meat prices for consumers were lower on softer prices for beef roasts and ham. August prices fell 2.1 percent on beef roasts, 1.5 percent on beef steaks and 0.1 percent on ground beef. …