I AM USFRA – Poultry and Egg Industry

Cindy Zimmerman

Perhaps more than much of agriculture, the poultry industry has been the target of animal rights advocates and others who have tried to damage the image of their products in the eyes of consumers. That’s why the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association (USPOULTRY) was one of the founding organizations for the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), to join with …

Audio, Poultry, USFRA

Swine Vets Learn from Other Animal Ag Vets

Cindy Zimmerman

Prior to the start of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) in New Orleans, a group of swine vets heard from their counterparts in cattle, poultry and aquaculture during a Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica (BIVI) seminar. Dr. Nels Lindberg of Kansas belongs to a team of veterinarians known as Production Animal Consultation. For him, the most important controllable factor for …

AASV, Animal Health, Aquaculture, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eggs, Livestock, Poultry, Swine

Record-Setting Attendance at IPPE

Lizzy Schultz

The 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) saw an estimated 30,000 poultry, meat and feed industry leader attendees from all over the world. The show also hosted a record-setting 1,301 exhibitors in more than 464,750 net square feet of exhibit space. IPPE is the world’s largest annual poultry, meat and feed industry event of its kind, and is sponsored …

Ag Group, Events, IPPE, Poultry

USPOULTRY Elects New Chairman

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) elected a new chairman at a board meeting held during the 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE). Previous vice chairman of the board, Paul Hill, of Ellsworth, Iowa, was elected into the position, and was presented with the time-honored “working man’s gavel” by Sherman Miller, the 2015 chairman. Hill is a native …

Ag Group, IPPE, Poultry

Novus Focusing on Innovation at IPPE

Lizzy Schultz

The animal nutrition innovators behind Novus International are on hand at this week’s International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) to meet with customers and industry professionals. Scott Hine, Chief Innovation Offer for Novus, sat down with AgWired during the event to discuss some of the company’s innovative plans for the future, as well as their ongoing mission to use innovation …

IPPE, Novus International, Poultry, Technology

The IPPE is Bigger Than Ever

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello from the Georgia World Congress Center and the International Production & Processing Expo. The event is sponsored by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, North American Meat Institute and American Feed Industry Association. There are 1,300 exhibitors occupying almost a half million square feet. It’s big! The trade show opens at 10am this morning and is where I’ll be …

Ag Group, IPPE, Meat, Poultry

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Sen. Chuck Grassley

John Davis

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Sen. Chuck Grassley. With days left before the August Congressional recess, Grassley says leaders face some must pass legislation including highway funding and a final decision on Country-of-Origin Labeling. In this interview, Grassley offers insights into possible tax reform and the final stages of debate in the budget process. Grassley also says Congress needs …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, Government, Poultry

Avian Flu Epidemic Grows

Cindy Zimmerman

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad declared a state of emergency Friday as new confirmed and probable cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been announced on an almost daily basis in the last two weeks. Yet another four probable cases were announced Monday, bringing the total now to over 20 million birds at 25 sites in 11 counties. Iowa is …

Audio, Poultry

The Science Behind Food Safety

Jamie Johansen

Food safety is on the hearts and minds of all throughout the agriculture community. So, there is no doubt it was a hot topic during the recent Chicken Media Summit held on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and sponsored by the National Chicken Council and US Poultry & Egg Association. Dr. Ashley Peterson, VP of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs for the National …

Ag Group, Audio, Chicken, Chicken Media Summit, Food, Poultry

Chicken Litter – A Hot Commodity

Jamie Johansen

Jenny Rhodes, Extension Educator for University of Maryland in Queen Anne’s County and local poultry farmer, was asked to attend the 2015 Chicken Media Summit to talk about chicken manure. For her first 10 years in extension, Jenny wrote nutrient management plans. These plans are state mandated and any farmer meeting it’s requirements must have one for their operation. “In …

Ag Group, Audio, Chicken, Chicken Media Summit, Fertilizer, Poultry