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Tyson Foods: Hatch rate has improved

Company goes back to breeding male that has provided good results for years

Six months after Tyson Foods’ Donnie King said its male breeding stock was not performing as it should, he pointed out that the company is not dealing with the same problems now that a change in its male stock has been made.

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Purdue University to be home to 2021 presidential turkeys

Raised in Indiana under the supervision of Farbest Farms, they will return to their home state after visiting White House

Purdue University’s Department of Animal Sciences in the College of Agriculture will provide a home and care for the National Thanksgiving Turkey and alternate following this week’s National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation at the White House. 

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Differing reports on plant-based protein performance

Not long after one company reports disappointing demand for alternative proteins, another says they are performing well

Several companies that are active animal protein producers have entered the plant-based protein sector, including Tyson Foods and Maple Leaf Foods.

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Yanick Gervais named president, CEO of Olymel

He had temporarily been serving in that capacity since October 7

Yanick Gervais has been officially named president and CEO of Olymel, succeeding Réjean Nadeau, who passed away from cancer on October 14. 

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Family sues Koch Foods over worker’s death

Robert M. Lewis died after March 9 accident at plant in Montgomery, Alabama

A lawsuit has been filed against Koch Foods of Alabama on behalf of the family of a line worker who died after an accident at the company’s chicken processing plant in Montgomery, Alabama.

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JBS USA headquarters

Two charged in ransomware attack case that involved JBS

One suspect is a Ukrainian national now in custody in Poland, while the other is a Russian national

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) charged a Ukrainian national and a Russian national for their alleged involvement in ransomware attacks against multiple victims. The ransomware group with which those two suspects are allegedly affiliated has been implicated with the May cyberattack on JBS USA.

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Rivers weighs in on Wayne Farms, Sanderson merger

The named leader of what is expected to become the third largest chicken company in the country shared his insights on the reasoning behind the deal and his vision for the future of the enterprise.

A new, combined Wayne Farms and Sanderson Farms will make a better company together than they were separately, according to the chosen leader of the new joint venture between Continental Grain Co and Cargill.

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