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Perdue Farms to Upgrade Animal Welfare Standards

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

The nation’s fourth-largest poultry producer, Perdue Farms, announced it’s adopting new animal welfare standards that increase the well-being of its broilers. The announcement came from the Perdue Animal Welfare Summitt, which brought together animal care experts from around the globe, advocates, researchers, and farmers. Jim Perdue, Chairman of Perdue Farms, said trust is earned by responding to consumers and other …

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Southern Region Broiler Hatchery Eggs Report

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

Broiler-Type Eggs Set and Broiler-Type Chicks Placed Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 222 million eggs in incubators during the week ending April 15, 2017. This is up 3 percent from the eggs set the corresponding week a year earlier. Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week in the United States was 83 percent. Broiler growers in …