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NSF animal wellness standards aim for global uniformity

The public health and safety organization developed standards to help its clients doing business internationally fulfill animal welfare pledges.
When companies like restaurant chains, foodservice operators and food processors make animal welfare commitments, meeting those pledges can be challenging.
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Ascus plans poultry endomicrobial feed additive launch

Full genetic sequencing of more than 6,000 poultry gastrointestinal tract samples create a highly tailored poultry feed supplement.
By better understanding the relationship between the microbiome and its hosts processes, Ascus Biosciences has created a new feed additives category, endomicrobials, which comprise novel, beneficial microbes that live symbiotically within selected species to enhance productivity, efficiency and well-being.
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5 keys to successful antibiotic-free poultry production

Find out how to promote the health of birds in no-antibiotics-ever broiler production
There are five guiding principles to successful antibiotic-free poultry production, according to Charles Hofacre, president, Southern Poultry Research Group and University of Georgia professor emeritus.
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Broiler Meat Signals book launched at IPPE

Book offers practical information for every step in poultry production, from the farm to the final stages of processing
The new book, “Broiler Meat Signals – A Practical Guide to Improving Poultry Meat Quality” was officially launched during a special event during the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta.
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US poultry industry challenged by labor issues

Lack of qualified workers is a major challenge, Mike Donohue tells IPPE crowd
The U.S. poultry industry currently is facing a shortage of qualified workers, with turnover rates as high as they have been in a decade, Mike Donohue, vice president of Agri Stats, said while speaking at the Poultry Market Intelligence Forum at the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Wayne Farms plans companywide hatchery upgrades

The company’s senior director of live operations said the integrator is adding single-stage incubation, increased airflow and in-hatchery feeding.
Wayne Farms will upgrade its hatcheries to single-stage incubation, according to one of the company’s live production leaders.
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