News and analysis for the global poultry industry.

Antibiotic-Free Meat

Oregano being tested as potential animal antibiotics substitute

Chicken, pig farms looking to meet needs of growing organic meat market
Some farmers are testing oregano as a possible alternative to antibiotics as a way to fight off bacterial diseases, catering to a growing consumer base looking for antibiotic-free meat in their grocery aisles. Right now, antibiotic-free meat sales are a small fractino of the overall meat market, but it is a growing segment, according to data.
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Poultry nutrition

Lowering poultry feed formulation costs with phytogenics

Formulating poultry diets with phytogenics can lower costs for feed producers without sacrificing feed performance.
For decades, broiler producers have tended to use high-density diets to feed their stocks and seek the highest possible profitability. But, with increasing feed prices, the entire production process is searching for alternatives to conventional feeding programs based on high-nutrient poultry diets to increase profitability.
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WATT PoultryUSA 2011 RANKINGS

Top U.S. Turkey Companies: 2011 Profiles

Turkey industry rankings, production volume and marketing data on the USA’s top turkey companies
WATT PoultryUSA 2011 RANKINGS. Turkey industry rankings, production volume and marketing data on the USA’s top turkey companies. WATT PoultryUSA turkey rankings are based on annual slaughter volume pounds in the U.S. Data is from an exclusive survey of turkey companies, published sources and industry estimates.  
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Biosecurity, food safety top issues for live production

This exclusive WATT Live Production Survey reveals a focus on biosecurity and food safety with a significant number of poultry firms ready to grow production.
This exclusive WATT Live Production Survey reveals a focus on biosecurity and food safety with a significant number of poultry firms ready to grow production.
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Washington Update - National Turkey Federation

Poultry antibiotics at issue

Comments from legislators and regulators, biased media reports and activists’ false accusations have caused unfounded concern about antibiotic use in animal agriculture.
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Hain Celestial Group reports third quarter loss

The Hain Celestial Group Inc., owner of Hain Pure Protein (HPP) a natural, kosher and organic broiler and turkey producer, reported a loss of $41.2 million for the third quarter ended March 31, 2009 on sales of $267.7 million.
The Hain Celestial Group Inc., owner of Hain Pure Protein (HPP) a natural, kosher and organic broiler and turkey producer, reported a loss of $41.2 million for the third quarter ended March 31, 2009 on sales of $267.7 million.
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