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Poultry Processing & Slaughter

Heard to lead USPOULTRY, USPOULTRY Foundation research programs

She will succeed Dr. John Glisson, who is retiring
U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) announces the appointment of Dr. Denise Heard as director of research, effective Oct. 1. She succeeds Dr. John Glisson, who will be retiring soon and will assist as needed during the transition.
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Startup organic poultry producer off to fast start

Shenandoah Valley Organic, founded in 2012 with a single flock of birds, is now processing about 0.75 million pounds of organic chicken weekly.
Seven years after starting with a single farm and an idea for a company, Shenandoah Valley Organic LLC is gaining a larger presence in the organic poultry market. Founded in 2012 with a single flock of birds, is now processing about 0.75 million pounds of organic chicken weekly.
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Mexico’s poultry industry growing despite uncertainty

Mexican poultry producers are optimistic, but they worry about changes coming from the country’s new government, as well as foreign trade and regulations.
The Mexican National Poultry Producers Association estimates the country’s poultry industry will grow in 2019. Its broiler market is expected to grow by 3% and its egg market will grow by 2.5%.
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Cherkizovo hopes to expand Tambov Turkey

Russian company’s CEO discusses possible support for expansion with Tambov Region Administration
Cherkizovo Group is considering expanding its Tambov Turkey operations, which would increase turkey capacity by 50 percent.
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IPC joins FAO, WHO in celebration of World Food Safety Day

First-ever World Food Safety Day celebration comes as International Poultry Council continues food safety engagement in the supply chain globally.
The International Poultry Council (IPC) joins the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and consumers of poultry around the world in celebration of the first-ever World Food Safety Day on 7 June 2019.
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Sanderson: High steel prices deter plant construction

Poultry company wants to build another plant, but tariffs on steel make now a bad time to do so
Construction of new poultry complexes has been central to Sanderson Farms’ growth strategy during recent years. However, current steel prices can be a deterrent to construction of new facilities, CEO Joe F. Sanderson Jr. said.
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