USPOULTRY Announces New Chairman

Jamie Johansen

The passing of the “working man’s gavel” once again took place during the International Poultry Expo, now part of the International Production & Processing Expo. This year’s new U.S. Poultry and Egg Association chairman is James Adams, President and CEO of Wenger Feeds. James has a long history in the poultry industry working in egg production, feed manufacturing, transportation, purchasing …

Eggs, IPPE, Poultry, Poultry Expo

FeatherFest 3 a Resounding Success

Chuck Zimmerman

FeatherFest 3 was a “resounding success” according to the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association. The event was held in conjunction with the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau during the International Poultry Expo and International Feed Expo week in Atlanta from January 23-27, 2012. The competition included more than 60 restaurants creating the best poultry appetizers and entrees. Restaurants competed for …

Ag Group, Poultry, Poultry Expo

The Novus Triple S Bottom Line

Chuck Zimmerman

At the International Poultry Expo, Novus International announced a new enzyme “candidate,” the first from their collaboration with Verenium. I spoke with Gary Hayen, Global Business Director for the fermentation products division. Gary says that by bringing these two companies together they will bring a strength to the industry to bring solutions to their customers. He says that because of …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Novus International, Poultry, Poultry Expo

Products To Improve Poultry Production

Chuck Zimmerman

Enzymes are a key word heard a lot during the International Poultry Expo. You would also hear a lot of that word in the Novus International booth. I visited with Jared Hux, Product Manager for Enzymes, about CIBENZA®, a “game changing” dietary enzyme formulated to give poultry producers control over their feed ingredients and rations. Jared says that with rising …

Agribusiness, Audio, Novus International, Poultry, Poultry Expo

Novus Commitment to Sustainability

Chuck Zimmerman

During the Animal Ag Sustainability Summit 2012 held in conjunction with International Poultry Expo, Scott Hine, Vice President – Product Management and Operations, Novus, spoke about the company commitment to sustainability. Scott says the Summit was an opportunity for Novus and his message was that “if you want to be engaged in sustainability, which Novus believes is core to the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Novus International, Poultry Expo, Sustainability

Eggmeister is the Egg Mascot

Chuck Zimmerman

Thanks to the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association for providing a photo of the winner of the name the International Poultry Expo egg mascot contest. The International Poultry Expo’s egg mascot has been officially named Eggmeister! After receiving over 1,350 name submissions, the list was narrowed down to five names. On Thursday, January 26, the name with the most votes …

Ag Group, Poultry, Poultry Expo

Wrapping Up International Poultry Expo

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2012 International Poultry and Feed Expo exceeded expectations. Here are some statistics on this year’s event. The 2012 International Poultry Expo and International Feed Expo drew over 20,500 poultry and feed industry leaders from all over the world. In addition, the show had 895 exhibitors as compared to 900 last year. Sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and …

Ag Group, Audio, Poultry Expo

Waiting For Massive New Feed/Food Safety Regulations

Chuck Zimmerman

The feed industry is facing “the mother of all laws,” the Food Safety Modernization Act. That’s according to Richard Sellers, American Feed Industry Association, one of the sponsoring organization this week for the combined International Poultry Expo and International Feed Expo. Pictured are staff members from AFIA including Richard on the left. Richard says this law, which has not yet …

Ag Group, Audio, Feed, Food, Poultry Expo

Egg Products Inspection Act Amendment

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s now officially introduced in the House as H.R. 3798. It’s an amendment to the Egg Products Inspection Act. “To provide for a uniform national standard for the housing and treatment of egg-laying hens, and for other purposes.” And it’s very controversial within the ag industry. This proposed legislation which has been crafted as a result of last year’s agreement …

Ag Group, Audio, Poultry Expo

Novus/Verenium Collaboration Yields First Enzyme Candidate

Chuck Zimmerman

The collaboration between Novus International and Verenium has yielded its first fruit, “the selection of a next-generation phytase as the first enzyme candidate from the two companies’ strategic collaboration to advance toward commercialization.” The strategic partnership began in June of last year to develop a suite of new enzyme products from Verenium’s late-stage pipeline in the animal nutrition and health …

Agribusiness, Novus International, Poultry Expo, Video