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Showier Turkey Variety Perfect for the Homestead

Dan Poultry, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom finishes out the week on raising turkeys for meat or profit by giving you a bit of information about an older and showier turkey variety that’s perfect for the homestead. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Narragansett Turkeys are a beautiful meat producer that would make a good pick for a sustainable homesteader. Such a lovely …

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Slowly Disappearing Unique Turkey Variety

Dan Poultry, This Land of Ours

For this, the fourth of her series on raising turkeys, Cathy Isom tells you about the unique turkey variety that is slowly disappearing. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. White Hollands turkeys are a unique variety that is slowly disappearing and bred insufficiently to maintain the original standard of the variety. This is a large turkey, good for …

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Cobank: Poultry Well Positioned to Withstand Profit Pressure

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Poultry

Poultry profitability is coming under pressure as prices decline amid growing supplies. A new report from CoBank says the U.S. chicken industry has experienced an unprecedented run of historic profitability since 2012 and responded by significantly increasing production and processing capacity. Six new poultry processing plants are expected to be operating by 2020, while production and supplies of competing animal …

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July 4th Cookouts Costing About the Same

Dan Beef, Dairy, Economy, Fruits, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry, Vegetables

(AFBF) — A cookout of Americans’ favorite foods for July 4th, including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and watermelon, will cost just a few cents more this year, coming in at less than $6 per person, says the American Farm Bureau Federation. Farm Bureau’s informal survey reveals the average cost of a summer cookout …

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CDC Reports 200 More Illnesses Related to Backyard Poultry Flocks

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

More people are getting sick from backyard poultry flocks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says an additional 227 people have become ill from Salmonella in backyard poultry flocks since May. The ongoing investigation has overall confirmed 279 illnesses in 41 states. People who got sick reported getting chicks and ducklings from places such as agricultural stores, websites …

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Learn About ‘Chuck Knows Beef’ at FCA Convention

Dan Florida, Poultry

The 2019 Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) Convention and Trade Show is just one week away. It will be held June 18-20 at the JW Marriott in Marco Island. DeAnne Maples, Florida Beef Council director of beef marketing and promotion, says one thing that will be featured at this year’s event is “Chuck Knows Beef.”

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Animal Activist Groups Target Tyson Again Over Contract Growers

Dan Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration, Poultry

The activist group Mercy for Animals is going after Tyson Foods again, but this time it’s not about the chickens. It’s in regards to Tyson’s treatment of its contract growers. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says Mercy for Animals is launching a four-billboard campaign in northern Georgia seeking anonymous reports from contract farmers about Tyson Foods. The relationship between growers and the …