Information on global poultry, pig and animal feed markets.

Animal Agribusiness Angle

Roy Graber, staff reporter for WATTAgNet, combines his Midwestern farming background with his knowledge of economics and agriculture policy to offer a deeper look at the poultry and pig industries.

House of Raeford implementing change in kids’ lives

Poultry company’s donation of farm implement helps inner city kids learn lessons and values
Most of the top poultry companies in the United States perform philanthropic acts that help their communities, but something about the latest gesture of kindness from House of Raeford Farms brought a smile to my face.
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It’s not bad to be an ‘anti-animal rights activist’

Media depiction of Protect the Harvest founder and Secretary of the Interior hopeful puts a bad spin on a noble ambition
Media outlets have reported that Donald Trump is considering Protect the Harvest founder Forrest Lucas as his pick for Secretary of the Interior, should Trump win the United States presidency.
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Consumer-driven claim on cage-free eggs outdated

It may have earlier sounded good to say consumers prefer cage-free eggs, but how does it sound now?
During the first four months of 2016, there was a barrage of corporate announcements where the companies were revealing their plans to transition into selling and serving only cage-free eggs.
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PETA chicken memorial idea trivializes human fatalities

Animal rights group wants to erect a stone to memorialize chickens that were lost in a highway crash
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is pushing to have a stone memorial erected at the site where a truck transporting chickens crashed and an unknown number of those chickens died.
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Preach beyond choir on Salmonella, backyard poultry

Hundreds of people have become sick from Salmonella infections linked to backyard poultry, but is that message reaching the right people?
There’s something very gratifying about owning your own farm animals and producing your own food. As the backyard poultry craze continues in the U.S., you can see that many people think that way.
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Matt Damon’s chicken-only diet

Actor’s quick weight loss plan shows chicken is a good source of lean protein, as long as it’s not taken to extremes
There’s something that tends to make me nervous whenever I see news concerning celebrities and the consumption of chicken.
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