Pilgrim’s CEO Bill Lovette assured shareholders that the company is on high alert for the possible return of avian influenza in the United States and is prepared to deal with a new outbreak if it strikes in or near one of the company’s operations.
More efficient and environmentally friendly ways of feeding pigs, poultry and rabbits are the focus of a new European research project that will not only make livestock production more sustainable, but will help to reduce Europe’s import of feedstuffs.
Avian influenza, antibiotic-free poultry, Koch Foods expansion top poultry news topics for the week
October 23, 2015
Avian influenza precautions, a major restaurant chain shifting toward antibiotic-free meat and poultry, and expansion projects for a major U.S. broiler company were among the topics of great interest to the poultry industry during the week ending October 22.
When a highly contagious virus like avian influenza strikes a poultry operation, one of the worst things a producer can do is keep it a secret. Instead, poultry industry leaders stress open communication with other bird owners who may be at risk.
Acquisitions, expansions highlight news involving global poultry industry
October 9, 2015
The global poultry industry had a busy week with one acquisition finalized, another planned, and expansion updates for two other companies. A recall, a lawsuit and further concerns about avian influenza also made the headlines.
New office space to be built on property that housed Tyson Foods’ original headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas
October 9, 2015
Tyson Foods will relocate about 300 of its corporate employees to downtown Springdale, Arkansas, as the company will construct a new office building on the property that housed the company’s original headquarters there. The company is also renovating another nearby building that will be the home to a company store.
$9.5 million expansion will increase hatchery’s performance by 50 percent and workforce by 20 percent
October 7, 2015
Aviagen has completed a $9.5 million expansion of its hatchery in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. The expansion promoted the Sallisaw hatchery to the largest in Aviagen’s U.S. fleet, increasing the hatchery’s performance by 50 percent and its workforce by 20 percent.