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Poultry Processing & Slaughter

Find the latest articles, news and analysis from the editors of WATT PoultryUSA, Poultry International and Egg Industry magazines on the transport and conversion (slaughter) of live poultry into raw chicken products that are processed and further processed for human consumption.


Pilgrim’s co-founder Bo Pilgrim, 89, dies

Lonnie "Bo" Pilgrim credited with developing vertical integration model of poultry production that is widely used today
Lonnie “Bo” Pilgrim, co-founder of Pilgrim’s Pride, died on July 21, 2017. He was 89.
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Zoning board says no to House of Raeford expansion

Company wanted to add a room to plant in West Columbia, South Carolina, to address need for more electricity
A proposed expansion at a House of Raeford Farms poultry plant in West Columbia, South Carolina, has been sidelined after the West Columbia Zoning Board of Appeals denied a variance submitted by the company.
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Poultry consumers more interested in worker treatment

Working conditions, employee pay and training are of increasing importance to shoppers
As chicken consumers have become more socially conscious, they are also increasingly more concerned about how the companies that produce their food treat the people who helped bring it to their plate.
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Pilgrim's releases 2016 sustainability report

Comprehensive report details 2016 progress and 2020 sustainability goals
Pilgrim's Pride Corporation has released its 2016 Sustainability Report. The wide-ranging, 193-page report covers nearly 90 different important sustainability aspects and details the company's performance, explores key sustainability achievements in 2016, and reveals Pilgrim's new, ambitious 2020 sustainability goals.
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Perdue names Fladger chief diversity, inclusion officer

In addition to his new role, Kelly Fladger is also Perdue Farms’ vice president of human resources services
Kelly Fladger, Perdue Farms vice president of human resources services, has assumed additional responsibility as the company’s first chief diversity and inclusion officer.
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Sanderson deals with electrical issues at poultry plant

Operations are suspended on July 7 because of electrical problems at plant in St. Pauls, North Carolina
Sanderson Farms suspended production at its poultry plant in St. Pauls, North Carolina, on July 7 after electrical issues were encountered on the previous day.
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BRF changes organizational structure

Company announces it will have 14 vice presidencies, has changed trading activities model
BRF has made changes to its organization structure, following a recent meeting of its board of directors.
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Industry Event

XX Congress of the World Veterinary Poultry Association

9/3/17 to 9/8/17
United Kingdom
XX Congress of the World Veterinary Poultry Association
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