News and analysis on the global poultry
and animal feed industries.


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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4 ways digitalization can aid feed efficiency, profits

Find out how connectivity can increase profit margins for feed and animal producers
Digitalization in animal feed design can help feed producers meet the needs of animal producers and consumers to deliver what they want most, according to Amber McKinzie, global business development manager, Cargill Format Solutions.
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Americans seek more protein, but not all animal based

Plant-based proteins becoming mainstream as consumers add more protein to their diets
Sixty-one percent of consumers in the U.S. say they are seeking more protein in their diets, according to David Portalatin, vice president, food industry analyst, The NPD Group Inc. Portalatin spoke Wednesday at the first Feed Strategy Conference, presented by WATT Global Media at the International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta.
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Latin American Poultry Summit focuses on broiler, layer production and processing

“Robotics have improved feed efficiency and many other areas,” remarked Dr. Colin Usher, senior research scientist at the Georgia Tech Research Institute, during his presentation on “The Use of Robotics in Poultry Production,” at the la Cumbre Avícola Latinoamericana (Latin American Poultry Summit) program held during the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo.
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Meat Institute bestows awards to industry leaders at IPPE

The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) on Feb. 12 bestowed honors for public service and service to the meat industry, as well as honoring packers’ and processors’ worker-safety and environmental accomplishments, at its Annual Awards Ceremony and Luncheon.
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