Novus Strives for Solutions, Service & Sustainability

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

Novus International’s CEO, Francois Fraudeau, has been in the drivers seat about a year now and I caught up with him in their booth at the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, GA. Looking into the future, Francois hit on some very important strategic goals for the company. “The strategy for Novus will be to keep investing in …

Agribusiness, Animal Agriculture, IPPE, Novus International, Nutrition, Poultry

Iowa Poultry & Egg Industry Adds New Leader

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

The Iowa Egg Council and Iowa Poultry Association have hired Randy Olson as executive director. Olson will navigate the state’s poultry and egg industry through a changing environment as it adjusts to new food safety standards and other requirements. “In a national search, Randy Olson rose to the top with his strong background in agriculture and vast array of experiences …

Ag Group, Company Announcement, Eggs, Poultry

Tyson Urges FFA to Tell #MyAGStory

Cindy Zimmerman

At the 87th annual National FFA Convention last week, Tyson Foods was encouraging FFA members to share their stories via social media, using the hashtag #myAGstory. “So much of the population of America today has no idea what life on the farm is like, they don’t understand how their food’s made,” said Tyson Foods President and CEO Donnie Smith, who …

Audio, FFA, Poultry, Social Media

What the Heck is Certified Humane?

Cindy Zimmerman

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

We Have Cluck’n Mooed

Chuck Zimmerman

After bringing Cluck’N Moo Burgers to your attention recently I got a chance to try them out on the grill. I had some apprehension based on the description but, hey, I’m willing to give something new a try. So, I thawed a box of four and Cindy and I tried them last night. I topped them with some seasoning before …

Beef, Food, Poultry

Would You Cluck’n Moo

Chuck Zimmerman

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

Cindy Zimmerman

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

Cindy Zimmerman

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

Cindy Zimmerman

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