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


7 congressional issues on US feed industry’s radar

With a power shift in the US House, the legislative climate may be different in 2019-2020
With Democrats retaking control of the U.S. House of Representatives, the political climate in Washington will be much different during the 2019 and 2020 congressional sessions.
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New system draws data from poultry houses

PrognostiX helps to collect better data, make better decisions and raise better birds.
A new startup agri-tech company is working to improve broiler farming using a series of digital sensors to collect real-time data from the poultry house itself.
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Tyson Foods’ 5 sustainability pillars

All parts of sustainability are interconnected, Tyson leader says
For Tyson Foods, sustainable business practices aren’t only important to the future of the company, but also for the future of food security, Leigh Ann Johnston told the audience at the Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit, held as part of the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) on February 12.
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How JBS USA is progressing toward sustainability goals

Company’s sustainability goals focus on areas of environment, worker health and safety, animal welfare, and supply chain
JBS USA has established a set of sustainability goals that the animal protein company wants to achieve by 2020, and the company’s director of sustainability reports that it is progressing nicely toward those goals.
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NAE production practices to combat gastrointestinal challenges

Coccidiosis and necrotic enteritis are a main concern in no antibiotics ever production, early exposure and good management practices are key
Two of the biggest health challenges with no antibiotic ever (NAE) production are coccidiosis and necrotic enteritis, explained Ohio State University's Ph.D. Lisa Bielke at IPPE.
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Egg producers continue to emphasize workers are needed

While labor shortages continue to be an issue, industry professionals look at training opportunities to work more effectively.
Egg producers expressed that the need for employees is still critical during a United Egg Producers (UEP) briefing Monday afternoon at the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE).
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