News and analysis for the global poultry industry.

Articles by Gary Thornton

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Cutbacks, expansions figure in offbeat year

Pilgrim’s Pride and Tyson Foods led with production cuts to help restore industry profitability, while mid-sized firms made gains.
Pilgrim’s Pride and Tyson Foods led with production cuts to help restore industry profitability, while mid-sized firms made gains.
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Economist says, the emperor has no corn'

Words like "delusion" and "train wreck" figured prominently in their discussion of the government's biofuels policy and its likely ramifications on the poultry industry.
Words like "delusion" and "train wreck" figured prominently in their discussion of the government's biofuels policy and its likely ramifications on the poultry industry.
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Broiler TOP 10 Companies

Pilgrim's Pride is No. 1 with its acquisition of Gold Kist, and Keystone Foods and Koch Foods climb into the top 10.
Pilgrim's Pride is No. 1 with its acquisition of Gold Kist, and Keystone Foods and Koch Foods climb into the top 10.
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Editor’s Comment: It's up to industry to shape opinion

Poultry industry must act now to educate the public.
Editor’s Comment: It's up to industry to shape opinion Poultry industry must act now to educate the public. By Gary Thornton As poultry farmers, processors and marketers, you are the best at what you do – producing and delivering poultry proteins to consumers around the world. But t
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Editor’s comment: mindset for 2017

WATT 90th Anniversary Special: WATT PoultryUSA looks at how the poultry industry has changed and what's in store for the future.
As part of WATT's 90th anniversary, WATT looks at how the poultry industry has changed and what's in store for the future.
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Poultry business, 2017

In a WATT PoultryUSA interview, economist Paul Aho makes 10-year predictions about the poultry industry – its firms, markets and the competition ahead.
In a WATT PoultryUSA interview, economist Paul Aho makes 10-year predictions about the poultry industry – its firms, markets and the competition ahead.
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Re-imagining chicken

Re-imagining chicken, Ryan Landtroop said, should be grounded in its origins (i.e., the farm) not better factory production techniques.
Re-imagining chicken, Ryan Landtroop said, should be grounded in its origins (i.e., the farm) not better factory production techniques.
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Is US poultry industry prepared for an avian influenza outbreak?

The U.S. chicken industry announced a testing program to insure that chicken flocks and the food products made from them are free of potentially hazardous forms of avian influenza.
The U.S. chicken industry announced a testing program to insure that chicken flocks and the food products made from them are free of potentially hazardous forms of avian influenza.
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Confronting the food crisis – or not

The arithmetic behind the biofuels policy never made sense – there's not enough corn to feed growing demand for food and fuel and some of the results are now painfully clear.
The arithmetic behind the biofuels policy never made sense – there's not enough corn to feed growing demand for food and fuel and some of the results are now painfully clear.
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