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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.


Hain Celestial encouraged by proposed Whole Foods deal

Amazon’s planned acquisition of Whole Foods market presents Hain with a ‘real opportunity to increase availability and household penetration’
Hain Celestial’s North American CEO says he does not know how Amazon’s proposed acquisition of Whole Foods Market will impact business, but he believes it could be a way for the company to increase its household penetration.
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What poultry does not contain drives sales

Nielsen data suggests that bringing products to market that address consumers’ desire for clean labels is an opportunity for poultry producers.
Meeting consumers’ desire for clean labels is an market opportunity squarely in the wheelhouse of poultry producers.
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Perdue Farms releases company stewardship report

The findings cover a watershed year of major accomplishments and disruptive changes
Perdue Farms released its 2016 Company Stewardship Report on June 15, covering a watershed year in which Perdue became the first major poultry company to move all of its chicken production to no-antibiotics-ever programs and to commit to groundbreaking changes in the way it raises chickens.
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3 expansion projects for Cooper Farms

Pig, turkey and egg company expands cooked meats plant, adds disinfecting station and truck maintenance facility
Cooper Farms has been busy with expansion projects, with the completion of a cooked meats plant expansion, a new vehicle maintenance and repair shop, and a truck disinfecting station.
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Jennie-O Turkey Store sales, volume, profit down in Q2

Difficult quarter for Jennie-O Turkey Store contributed to 2 percent decline in net earnings for parent company Hormel Foods
The second quarter of fiscal year 2017 for Jennie-O Turkey Store proved to be a challenging one, as the company experienced a 29 percent decline in operating profit, a 6 percent decline in volume and an 8 percent decline in sales.
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Global food companies will control the poultry industry

The poultry industry’s future is big and global as growth slows in mature markets and opportunities are in multinational, food-protein ventures.
In the not-too-distant future, all poultry businesses will be global internet businesses or they will not be in business at all. They will, in all likelihood, be food companies, not poultry companies.
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Jennie-O Turkey store constructing new plant

New facility being built in Melrose, Minnesota, expected to increase production and efficiency while enhancing animal handling practices
Construction has started on a new Jennie-O Turkey Store processing plant in Melrose, Minnesota.
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