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Poultry Processing & Slaughter

Sustainable water use in the poultry industry

Sustainability is a subject that is on everybody’s lips today. The poultry industry is making many efforts to tackle this issue and comes up with various solutions concerning energy saving, CO2 footprint, food safety, traceability and water use. For responsible water use, Marel Poultry offers solid practical solutions. One clear example of this is the Mazzraty poultry processing plant in Qatar, equipped with a well thought-out water management system.
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Shenandoah Valley Organic names sales, marketing officers

Jefferson Heatwole is chief sales officer and Dorothy Muszynska is chief marketing officer
Shenandoah Valley Organic (SVO) announced on June 20 two new changes to its Executive Leadership Team. Jefferson Heatwole’s new role is Chief Sales Officer (CSO) and Dorothy Muszynska is the new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), both of which are effective immediately.
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US poultry sector well-positioned to withstand profitability pressure

CoBank says lessons learned from market downturn have driven important changes
The U.S. chicken industry has experienced an unprecedented run of historic profitability since 2012 and responded by significantly increasing production and processing capacity. Six new poultry processing plants are expected to be operating by 2020, while production and supplies of competing animal proteins are also expanding.
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Sanderson Farms now one of largest employers in east Texas

The company has recently hired over 1,000 workers in eastern Texas to hatch, feed, and process thousands of birds
Despite the labor shortage that much of the livestock industry is facing, Sanderson Farms has hired over 1,000 people recently as a result of the company’s new plant in Eastern Texas approximately 15 miles from Tyler, Texas in Winona, Lindale and Mineola.
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New Just BARE website focuses on consumers

Just BARE, a Pilgrim’s brand committed to providing good food for more people, recently served up a brand-new website. Just like their many chicken options, including Natural and Organic products, the site puts customers’ needs first.
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