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Turkey Production

The latest articles, analysis and information on managing turkey 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 and Poultry International magazines.

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USDA lowers turkey production estimates for 2017

Meanwhile, egg production estimates are raised and broiler production estimates are unchanged
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has lowered its forecast for turkey production for 2017, based on a slower-than-expected recovery in demand and relatively poor returns to producers.
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Kraft Heinz net earnings up 17.5 percent in Q2

Net income was up for turkey processor’s parent company, but company’s net sales were down
Kraft Heinz, parent company of Oscar Mayer, reported a 17.5 percent increase in net income during the second quarter of fiscal year 2017.
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Cargill to modernize Virginia turkey hatchery

Upgrades aimed at improving turkey health, biosecurity and worker safety
Modernization work totaling $7 million has commenced at Cargill Protein’s turkey hatchery in Harrisonburg, Virginia, with a focus on improving turkey health, biosecurity and worker safety.
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Iowa ag leaders optimistic about potential China trade

Trade delegation from Iowa seeks to reopen China market for U.S. poultry, eggs and DDGS
A recent agricultural trade mission to China has Iowa officials upbeat about the prospect of the export of U.S. poultry, eggs and dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS).
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Poultry Africa 2017 to tackle continent’s changing needs

With growing middle class and more demand for poultry, African producers must keep pace
Because the middle class is growing quickly in Africa, food consumption patterns are changing. People are beginning to move away from a vegetable-based diet to a protein-based one.
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South China meat imports up 80 percent in 2016

South China now accounts for one-third of pork product imports into China.
South China has become a major pork and poultry importer in the global market, reported the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service.
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