News and analysis for the global poultry industry.

Articles by Gary Thornton

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Cooper Farms diversifies into pork and egg products

By building on its strength as a value-added meat processor, the turkey processor is branching out to eggs and pork.
2014 saw an explosion of deal-making by Cooper Farms that has clinchedits transition from poultry and egg producer to integrated, diversifiedproducer of meat proteins.
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EDITOR'S COMMENT

Poultry wastewater management requires community touch

The nature of challenge facing poultry industry environmental managers is more than managing the chemical, biological and hydraulic properties of wastewater.
Proactive poultry wastewater management involves the whole poultry complex to keep poultry wastewater discharge cleaner and community relations positive.
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GORDON BUTLAND INTERVIEW: WORLD POULTRY PRODUCTION OUTLOOK 2015

As world poultry production expands, is overproduction far behind?

Poultry profit margins are weakening worldwide, after strong performance in 2014, though the poultry production forecast is favorable in 2015 due to low grain prices. Will overproduction follow?
World poultry production forecast shows profit marginsweakening, but poultry profit margins are to be favorable in 2015 due to lowgrain prices.
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Turkey companies to continue production expansion in 2015

U.S. turkey companies increasing production in 2014 outnumbered those reporting production decreases by 3-to-1, a switch from a bearish turkey industry outlook a year ago
U.S. turkey companies increasing production in 2014 outnumbered those reporting production decreases by 3-to-1, a switch from a bearish turkey industry outlook a year ago.
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2015 TOP BROILER COMPANIES

Mid-size chicken producers gain market share in 2014

WATT PoultryUSA’s top poultry company rankings show U.S. broiler companies increased chicken production in 2014, with mid-size producers reporting the highest percentage increases for the second consecutive year.
WATTPoultryUSA’s top poultry company rankings show mid-size U.S. broiler companiesincreased chicken production the most in 2014.
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POULTRY NUTRITION & ECONOMICS

Formulating broiler feeds for yield and economics

Poultry nutrition formulation should take into account marketing program and processing yield, said an expert at the Arkansas Nutrition Conference.
Poultry nutrition formulation should take into account marketing program and processing yield, said an expert at the Arkansas Nutrition Conference.
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POULTRY DISEASE RISK MANAGEMENT

Poultry disease, insurance to be discussed at IPPE 2015 'listening session'

Managing the economic risk of catastrophic diseases for small, independent poultry and egg producers is the topic of a listening session to take place during the International Poultry Expo at IPPE.
Managing the economic risk of catastrophic diseases for small, independent poultry and egg producers is the topic of a listening session to take place during the International Poultry Expo at IPPE.
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2015 POULTRY INDUSTRY OUTLOOK

US poultry’s slow-mo expansion extends profitability

The poultry industry outlook for 2015 is positive, according to economists at the Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit, and includes a slow-motion rebound in production that could extend profitability.
 The poultry industry outlook for 2015 is positive, according toeconomists at the Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit, and includes a slow-motionrebound in production that could extend profitability. 
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