Late Harvest Raises Mycotoxin Concerns for Poultry

Cindy Zimmerman

Mycotoxins can be an issue in feed anytime, but with the late, wet harvest in 2009 there is an extra level of concern this year and it was a topic of discussion for poultry producers and industry representatives meeting at the International Poultry Expo/Feed Expo in Atlanta this past week. “This is a year when we should be extra sensitive, …

Animal Health, Novus International, Poultry, Poultry Expo

Poultry Association Elects New Officers

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association elected the 2010 slate of officers and directors during the International Poultry Expo. The new chairman of the organization is Steve Willardsen (left) of Cargill Value Added Meats, Wichita, KS. He was presented with the traditional “working man’s gavel” by 2009 chairman Monty Henderson, George’s, Inc., Springdale, AR. Thanks to USPOULTRY communications director Larry …

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Novus Welcomes Baseball Great to Poultry Expo

Cindy Zimmerman

Novus International brought a game changing baseball great to the International Poultry Expo in Atlanta to symbolize their company strategy of changing the game in livestock productivity to meet the challenge of feeding a growing global population. Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson, who played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1959-1975, was a big hit at the Novus …

Novus International, Poultry, Poultry Expo

Qualisoy Improving Feed for Poultry

Cindy Zimmerman

Philip Lobo and Mandy Heth are representing the Qualisoy program of the United Soybean Board here at the International Poultry Expo/International Feed Expo in Atlanta, talking to poultry producers about the ways they are working to make soybean meal even better for birds. “We’ve just recently developed a special soybean that is going to deliver a soybean that has more …

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Good Gut Health for Poultry

Cindy Zimmerman

Gut health is important for poultry producers, not just for the health and performance of their flocks, but also from the standpoints of food safety and animal welfare – probably two of the most important issues for the animal agriculture industry as a whole. I talked with Novus International poultry veterinarian Dr. Marco Quiroz about the importance of poultry producers …

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Poultry President Pleased With Expo

Cindy Zimmerman

The president of the US Poultry and Egg Association is pretty pleased with the turnout at this year’s International Poultry Expo, which looks to be better than a year ago, despite the condition of the economy. “This is our 62nd show here in Atlanta,” John Starkey told me during an interview in the media room overlooking the trade show floor. …

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There’s an App for IPE

carly

How many times have you gone to a conference and found yourself constantly having to pick up a new program because you lost the one you had? Well, the International Poultry Expo has made things easy this year with an iPhone app. The IPE app is free and gives attendees access to all events and exhibitor information right on their …

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FeatherFest 2010

carly

Rotten Egg or Egg-straordinary? This year the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association has partnered with Atlanta to find the city’s most popular and best poultry dishes. New to the International Poultry Expo, Featherfest is a week long culinary event that showcases 51 of Atlanta’s restaurants to see who can make the best appetizers, entrees, and desserts based on poultry meat …

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Bioavailability is Key to Chelated Trace Minerals

Cindy Zimmerman

When it comes to chelated trace minerals, Dr. Jim Richards with Novus International is a serious expert, and this is no simple subject. “When you chelate a trace mineral, you basically react it with an organic mineral called a ligand,” says Jim, who is Novus Manager of Cell Biology Research. Now, that likely means very little to the cell biology …

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History of Poultry Feed Management

Cindy Zimmerman

The International Poultry Scientific Forum is held in conjunction with the International Poultry Expo each year and is sponsored by the Southern Poultry Science Society, the Southern Conference on Avian Diseases, and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association. As part of that event, Novus International hosts a luncheon and speaker for the attendees on a topic of general interest to …

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