SMART Farmer US Poultry

Cindy Zimmerman

In this edition of the SMART Farmer podcast we head south to learn a little bit about poultry production and how it has gotten smarter, more efficient and more sustainable over the years. Monty Henderson started as a broiler service manager with Tyson Foods and later with Campbell Soup Company. He served as president of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation and in …

AgWired Animal, Audio, Chicken, Poultry, SMART Farmer, USFRA

Dairy & Poultry Groups Say Modernize NAFTA

Jamie Johansen

Leading animal agricultural groups representing the dairy and poultry sectors spoke out this week highlighting what a NAFTA modernization would mean for each of their prospective industries. The U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) sent comments to the U.S. Trade Representative describing the existing North American dairy landscape as one in which U.S. dairy …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Dairy, Eggs, Exports, Poultry, Trade

Branstad Wants “Fair and Open” Chinese Market

Cindy Zimmerman

The longest serving governor in the country will be drawing on his agricultural trade experience and 30 year friendship with Chinese President Xi Jinping to serve as U.S. Ambassador to China. During his confirmation hearing Tuesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad was asked by Sen. Christopher Coons (D-DE) what he will do to get more …

Audio, Government, Poultry, Trade

Novozymes & Boehringer Ingelheim Collaborate in Probiotics

Jamie Johansen

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health and Novozymes announced a strategic collaboration to develop and commercialize probiotics for global poultry production. The parties will focus on developing products for hatcheries. As part of the agreement, Boehringer Ingelheim will market and distribute Novozymes’ FloraMax® probiotic product for the U.S. poultry industry. “Boehringer Ingelheim is continuously exploring new science, products and industry categories, to …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Chicken, Eggs, Novozymes, Poultry

IPPE Sets Records for 2017

Jamie Johansen

A record setting 31,649 poultry, meat and feed industry leaders from all over the world attended this year’s International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE). The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, American Feed Industry Association and North American Meat Institute sponsored event also brought in 1,273 exhibitors showcasing products in 533,000 square feet of exhibit space. “We are very excited about …

Ag Group, IPPE, Meat, Novus International, Poultry, Poultry Expo

Meet the New USPOULTRY Chair

Cindy Zimmerman

New officers for the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) were elected this week during the International Poultry Expo, part of the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo. Jerry Moye, recently retired president of Cobb-Vantress, was elected chairman of the organization. Moye has a degree in economics from Washington College in Maryland and spent 16 years in integrated chicken production …

Audio, IPPE, Poultry, Poultry Expo

USDA Announces New GIPSA Rules

Cindy Zimmerman

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack yesterday announced updated regulations under the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA). The “Farmer Fair Practices Rules” outline “common sense protections to restore fairness and reduce the burden for farmers seeking justice under the Packers and Stockyards Act.” “For years, American farmers have been calling for protections against the most damaging unfair and deceptive practices …

Audio, Livestock, Poultry, USDA

Tyson’s Donates 33,000 lbs. of Protein at #TransformFFA

Jamie Johansen

During the 89th National FFA Convention, Tyson Foods donated a truck load of protein to Gleaners Food Bank as part of the National FFA Days of Service. The truck carried 1,546 cases of chicken totally over 33,000 pounds of protein and 100 FFA member volunteers took time to unload it all. I stopped by the Tyson Foods booth during the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Chicken, FFA, Food, Food Security, Poultry

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