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Six trends shaping consumer demand for dairy products

Trends shaping U.S. consumer demand include income bifurcation, ethnic diversity and the call for transparency in the food industry.
Growing demand for information about what is in food, where it comes from and ethnic diversification of the American diet continue to drive product development, capital investment and marketing efforts in the U.S. food industry.
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Laying hen housing systems: It’s about trade-offs

Mortality in aviary housing systems was more than double the mortality rates in both conventional and enriched housing systems.
A study from the Coalition for a Sustainable Egg Supply resulted in showing several trade-offs among three types of laying hen housing systems: conventional cages, enriched cages and cage-free (aviary) systems.
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10 research abstracts on antibiotics and poultry

Ahead of the 2016 International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, researchers presented poultry study abstracts during the International Poultry Scientific Forum.
See 10 abstract titles related to the use of antibiotics in poultry production, as presented at the International Poultry Scientific Forum, January 25-26, in Atlanta.
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Infographic: APHIS avian influenza plan highlights

The US Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service published its Fall 2015 HPAI Preparedness and Response Plan; see some of the highlights here.
Check out this infographic for highlights from the APHIS report on how the U.S. will prepare for and respond to future avian influenza outbreaks.
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Universities help educate consumers on avian influenza

University extensions are assisting in educating the public on why consumers can continue to safely eat poultry during the avian influenza outbreak, why it’s not strictly accurate to use ‘avian influenza’ and ‘bird flu’ interchangeably, and more
Amidthe recent outbreaks of avian influenza in North America, university extensionsare educating consumers about the disease.
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US poultry industry poised to remain competitive

Poultry industry experts discuss the competitive outlook of the US poultry industry, addressing issues such as regulations, evolving demand and emerging markets.
In a time of great economic change, the U.S. poultry industry is evolving in terms of how it competes on a global basis and how those dimensions of competition will change in the future. A panel of experts discussed this and related topics during a roundtable discussion in Atlanta in January. The panelists found consensus in the idea that the U.S. has been and will continue to be a dominating force in the global poultry industry, and its future success depends largely upon its ability to adapt to the changing landscape of the industry worldwide.
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