national chicken

National Chicken Council Animal Welfare Guidelines Certified

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

The review process has taken several months, but the National Chicken Council’s broiler and broiler breeder welfare guidelines have been certified by the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization. PAACO is a leading authority on animal welfare auditing that provides high-quality training and certification credentials for auditors and audits. Dr. Ashley Peterson is the NCC Senior Vice President of Scientific and …

grant

Grant Awarded for Studying Livestock Antimicrobials Impact

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

A $3.1 million grant will fund research studying the impacts of California’s new legislation limiting the use of antimicrobial drugs given to livestock raised in the state. Meat industry publication Meatingplace reports the grant from the Wellcome Trust will fund research at George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. The California law took effect this year and is …

turkey month

Celebrating National Turkey Lovers Month

Dan Poultry, This Land of Ours

Gobble, gobble, gobble. No, it isn’t Thanksgiving…yet. Cathy Isom does have some delicious facts about why you don’t have to five months to celebrate a famous holiday meal. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Celebrating National Turkey Lovers Month This may surprise you, but June is National Turkey Lovers’ Month! You might think this would be designated for …

biosecurity

Biosecurity Important for Poultry Owners

Dan Biotechnology, Poultry

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is reminding those in the poultry industry of the need for biosecurity after the recent confirmation of a case of virulent Newcastle disease in California. As Rod Bain reports, it serves as a reminder that flock owners need to practice proper biosecurity measures. Biosecurity Important for Poultry Owners

syria

UF Shares Poultry Health Research with Commercial Farmers in Syria

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry, Research

The conflict in Syria has caused more than $16 billion in crop and livestock losses and destroyed farming assets, according to a 2017 report from the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization. Since 2011, household livestock ownership in the war-torn nation has plummeted, down by 47 percent for poultry, the report states. Against that backdrop, in an area deemed not …

avian flu

Agri View: Avian Flu Detection

Dan Agri View, Poultry

Everett Griner talks about avian flu detected on the southeast coast in today’s Agri View. He discusses how it arrived and what is being done about it. Avian Flu Detection In the world of poultry production, avian flu is the two most dreaded words a poultry farmer can hear. Avian flu is transported to commercial flocks by migratory birds. And, …

trade war

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 …