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All Things Poultry

Gary Thornton shares his thoughts on the US poultry industry. Thornton discusses legislation, trends, food safety issues and more relating to the poultry and meat industries in the US.

Telling your poultry sustainability story

Millennials are open to learning the truth about poultry production from poultry producers. Don’t turn away from the responsibility to tell your story.
They say a picture tells a thousand words, and there was one image among the hundreds of slides and thousands of words presented at the 2016 Environmental Management Seminar which communicated what I believe is U.S. poultry producers’ single greatest opportunity.
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New GIPSA regulations expected on poultry contracts

Regulatory and legal issues involving U.S. poultry growing contracts are heating up with new regulations and more government audits expected.
Regulatory and legal issues involving U.S. poultry growing contracts are heating up with new regulations and more government audits expected.
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Poultry business is topsy-turvy in the Americas

The U.S. poultry industry is in its fifth year of profitability, while the Brazilian poultry industry is upside down with high feed costs and liquidity woes.
The U.S. poultry industry is in its fifth year of profitability, while the Brazilian poultry industry is upside down with high feed costs and liquidity woes.
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US poultry faces ‘Trump factor,’ anti-trade sentiment

Trade has become a dirty, five-letter word for U.S. consumers, says Jim Sumner, president of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council, and this could hurt U.S. efforts to restore poultry trade with China.
Anti-trade sentiment among U.S. voters – fanned by rhetoric in the 2016 presidential campaign – could work to disrupt U.S. efforts to restore trade with China in chicken leg quarters and paws, according to Jim Sumner, president, USA Poultry & Egg Export Council.
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US poultry exports making remarkable recovery in 2016

The U.S. poultry industry has recovered much faster than expected in 2016 from the most devastating loss ever in trade in poultry and eggs due to last year’s highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks.
The U.S. poultry industry has recovered much faster than expected in 2016 from the most devastating loss ever in trade in poultry and eggs due to last year's highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks.
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Is Sanderson Farms poised for big earnings in 2017?

Are Sanderson Farms – and other U.S. chicken producers – poised for a big jump in earnings in 2017?
While Sanderson Farms executives stopped short of making any earnings prediction at the Stephens Spring 2016 Investor Conference, their outlook had at least one analyst envisioning strong profitability in the year ahead.
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Have US broiler chicken weights hit their ceiling?

Larger-than-ideal sizes in chicken parts and a problem with “woody breast” syndrome causes U.S. chicken producers to reassess the upward trend in bird weights.
Live weights of broiler chickens produced by the U.S. poultry industry have hit the ceiling imposed by customer requirements, according to Sanderson Farms CEO Joe Frank Sanderson, Jr.
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