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on January 23, 2014

USPOULTRY videos highlight importance of CAFOs

Concentrated animal feeding operations explained in series of 6 videos

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) has created a series of six short videos to help provide answers as to why concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are an important part of the poultry industry. The series is called Poultry Insight, and the videos are a discussion with Paul Bredwell, vice president of environmental programs for USPOULTRY. 

The video series explains what a CAFO is, who owns CAFOs, potential impact of CAFOs on the environment, how producers manage their operations to avoid adverse environmental impacts, the benefits of CAFOs, and who regulates CAFOs.  

"USPOULTRY and our members recognize consumers have questions about concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs. This series of videos is designed to provide a general overview about CAFOs in the poultry industry, and we welcome any feedback from consumers who have additional questions," said USPOULTRY President John Starkey.  

"It is through funds generated by the International Poultry Expo (IPE) that USPOULTRY is able to create educational information of this type. This video series is only one example of the IPE funds that have been funneled back into the industry over the years. We sincerely appreciate the support of our members and exhibitors that has allowed USPOULTRY to create and distribute this information," said James Adams of Wenger Feeds in Rheems, Pa., and USPOULTRY chairman.  

The videos can be viewed on USPOULTRY's website, www.uspoultry.org. They can also be viewed on

YouTube.

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