What the Heck is Certified Humane?

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This press release from PR Newswire caught my attention this morning – “What is a Certified Humane® turkey and where can you find one for this Thanksgiving?” Okay, I’ll bite – what is a certified humane turkey? According to the release from Certified Humane and Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC): A Certified Humane® turkey is a turkey raised on a …

Animal Activists, Food, Poultry

Would You Cluck’n Moo

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Cindy brought this to my attention. Cluck’n Moo Beef and Chicken Burgers. They say that their burgers are grass fed beef and chicken, humanely raised, antibiotic and hormone free and gluten free. Hmmm. That description is enough to make me not want to try them. But if you put enough ketchup, mayo, mustard, lettuce, tomato and onion on them it …

Beef, Food, Poultry

Trade Priorities for Soybean and Chicken Producers

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The Senate Committee on Finance held a hearing Wednesday on “Trade Enforcement: Using Trade Rules to Level the Playing Field for U.S. Companies and Workers” addressing concerns that as new trade agreements are being considered those that are already in place are not being adequately enforced. “Without strong enforcement, no trade deal – old or new – is able to …

ASA, Audio, Government, Poultry, Soybean, Trade

Poultry Part of Novus Past, Present and Future

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The vision of Novus International is to help feed the world affordable, wholesome food and achieve a higher quality of life, a global viewpoint that provides the company with a firm foundation in the past and optimism for the future, according to chief information officer and vice president of operations Scott Hine. “It’s something that’s stood the test of time …

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

Benefits of Novus MINTREX

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Last fall, Novus International received an important designation for chelated trace mineral products MINTREX® Zn, MINTREX® Cu and MINTREX® Mn from the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI), which determined they have met compliance requirements for use in organic production. At last week’s International Production and Processing Expo, I spoke with Novus director for North America business Ed Galo about MINTREX …

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

Novus Sponsors Poultry Science Student Lunch

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Keeping with the Novus International dedication to supporting scientific careers, the company this year sponsored the Poultry Scientific Forum student luncheon this year as part of the activities at the International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta. Bob Buresh, North American Technical Services Manager, says the founding societies sponsoring the student events at the forum set up the luncheon a …

Animal Health, Audio, Education, IPPE, Novus International, Poultry, Poultry Expo

Novus Endowed Poultry Professorship

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In 2003, Novus International inaugurated a new Endowed Professorship in Poultry Science at the University of Arkansas and the first recipient was poultry nutrition professor Park Waldroup. Last week at the International Production and Processing Expo, Novus honored professor Waldroup for his work and endowed a new professor with the honor – Dr. Casey Owens, who specializes in Poultry Processing …

Animal Health, Audio, Education, IPPE, Novus International, Poultry, Poultry Expo

Novus International Connects at IPPE

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Despite inclement weather conditions, the 2014 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) this week had more than 24,000 poultry, meat and feed industry attendees from all over the world and 1,148 exhibitors, including our show coverage sponsor Novus International. The theme for Novus at the expo was “Understanding the Connections” according to Samson Li, vice president for global business. “We …

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

Propane Worries for Poultry Producers

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With feed prices lower now than they were in 2012, there is a lot of optimism in the U.S. poultry industry, but now producers are contending with another high input cost – energy. U.S. Poultry and Egg Association president John Starkey says the propane shortage and resulting higher prices are having a great impact on the poultry industry nationwide. “Particularly …

Ag Group, Audio, IPPE, Poultry, Poultry Expo