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Broilers & Layers

The latest articles, analysis and information on managing broiler and laying hen production, nutritional and health information, housing systems and technology and bird welfare practices to help poultry producers maximize flock performance and yields from the editors of WATT PoultryUSA, Poultry International and Egg Industry magazines.


Activist video targets Morning Fresh Farms, Sprouts

Direct Action Everywhere claims hens at Colorado layer farm were living under inhumane conditions
Animal Rights Group Direct Action Everywhere has circulated a video that challenges the humane conditions of layers at a Morning Fresh Farms facility, which produces eggs to be sold at Sprouts Farmers Markets.
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Robots march into poultry production

Robots are being used more internationally in various levels of the supply chain
From bird health and welfare to building hygiene and processing, robots are showing their potential to participate in poultry production by carrying out a wide range of tasks that were previously carried out by farm or plant personnel.
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Slower-growing broiler advocates intensify pressure

Protest recently held at Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina
Make no mistake about it: Animal rights groups are intensifying their push to get every major purchaser of chicken to source only slower-growing broiler breeds that are raised according to Global Animal Partnership (GAP) standards.
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Job losses, pension fund scrutiny at Bernard Matthews

UK company eliminates chicken production, managerial positions
The UK’s renowned turkey producer, Bernard Matthews, has announced that 128 jobs will be lost as the result of restructuring decisions, and certain aspects of the firm’s acquisition by Boparan Private Office (BPO) last year have been investigated by a parliamentary committee.
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3 more businesses commit to GAP broiler standards

BJ’s Restaurant, Southern Foodservice and Garden Fresh Restaurant Group announce plans to source broilers that meet Global Animal Partnership criteria
Within the past week, two restaurant chains and one foodservice company have announced commitments to transition to Global Animal Partnership (GAP) standards for their broiler supplies.
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Sanderson, House of Raeford reach processing agreement

Sanderson Farms will process chickens that were raised for processing at House of Raeford Farms plant destroyed by fire
Sanderson Farms has signed an agreement to process chickens grown by House of Raeford Farms at Sanderson Farms’ new poultry plant in St. Pauls, North Carolina.
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