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Information on global poultry, pig and animal feed markets.

Richard L. Lobb

Richard L. Lobb is a freelance writer based in the Washington, D.C. area; rlobb@outlook.com; 703.626.7087.

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POULTRY PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

How breeder management impacts broiler performance

Breeder management impacts broiler flock health and uniformity.
Breeder management impacts broiler flock health anduniformity. Managing broiler breeder chickens makes a difference in the broiler offspring and affects broiler performance, according to the poultry veterinarian Suzanne Dougherty, speaking at the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association's  Hatchery-Breeder Clinic. 
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ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

EPA’s heavy hand on the US poultry industry

Environmental Protection Agency policies could change the course of the US poultry industry.
EPA is directly involved in at least six initiatives or court cases going on now that could lead to tighter regulation of the poultry industry, and another case is pending in a state agency acting under EPA authority. The flash point is how much regulation the poultry industry has to accept under the Clean Water Act. 
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Buffalo Wild Wings sees growth, keeps focus on chicken

As a healthful meat option that adapts well to its flavor profiles, the company sees continued strength for development and consumption of chicken.
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar – known as B-Dubs to its loyal fans – was built on chicken wings, beer and TV sports. The food offerings have diversified since the first restaurant was opened in 1982, but chicken still dominates the menu as the company plans for continuing growth in its system. “Our brand has grown and evolved, and our menu has expanded with it, but chicken is still at our core,” says Sally J. Smith, president and CEO.
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SUPERMARKET & FOODSERVICE PANEL

Chicken suppliers and sellers confront new technology, social issues

Supermarket and foodservice buyers of chicken are concerned with technology, pricing, social issues and the meaning of “natural” chicken.
Supermarket and foodservice buyers of chicken are concerned with technology, pricing, social issues and the meaning of “natural” chicken. Technology, pricing, the ability of processors to meet demand from retailers, the meaning of “natural” chicken and the role of social issues were on the agenda as chicken sellers faced chicken processors at the Chicken Marketing Seminar in the Lake Tahoe area of California, sponsored by the National Chicken Council and the National Poultry and Food Distributors Association. 
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SUSTAINABILITY IN THE POULTRY INDUSTRY

Fieldale Farms recycles for poultry sustainability, cost reduction

Recycling as part of environmental sustainability is good for the poultry producer’s corporate brand, community relations and financial bottom line.
Fieldale Farms of Baldwin, Ga., is practicing a key sustainability concept – recycling – to strengthen its poultry brand image, improve its standing with customers and save money in the bargain. Recycling as part of environmental sustainability is good for the poultry producer’s corporate brand, community relations and financial bottom line.
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