News and analysis for the global poultry industry.
Gary Thornton

Gary Thornton

Gary Thornton is editor and publisher at ClearPoultry.com. Email him at Gary.Thornton.Media@Gmail.com.

ARTICLES

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2015 CLEAN WATER AWARDS

Keystone Foods turns poultry wastewater sludge to soil compost

Poultry further processor Keystone Foods – a Clean Water Award finalist in 2015 – diverts wastewater sludge to compost as soil amendments.
As part of an environmental management goal to be “landfill free” by 2020, Keystone Foods' poultry further processing plant in Reidsville, North Carolina, sends all sludge from its dissolved air flotation (DAF) wastewater system to a farm that composts the material to produce soil amendment products for landscaping – never to a landfill.
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2015 CLEAN WATER AWARDS

Claxton Poultry makes animal feed with poultry wastewater

Claxton Poultry – a semifinalist in 2015 Clean Water Awards – makes South Georgia scrubland flourish with land application of wastewater.
By land applying poultry wastewater, Claxton Poultry Farms converted hundreds of acres of land dominated by weeds and prickly pear cactus to productive farmland producing nutritious feed for local animal production.
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MYTHS & FACTS ABOUT POULTRY

6 myths about poultry production

Four poultry experts bust six myths about poultry production.
Media members attending the 2015 Chicken Media Summit heard four poultry experts bust six prevalent myths about poultry production.
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Avian flu response plan is required reading

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) updated two avian flu response plan documents that should be required reading for the U.S. poultry industry.
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) updated two avian flu response plan documents that should be required reading for the U.S. poultry industry.
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POULTRY FOOD SAFETY

How to reduce Salmonella on poultry parts

Pre-chiller treatments, cleaning processing surfaces with ozonated water, and preharvest litter treatments reduce Salmonella in poultry parts.
 Pre-chiller treatments, cleaning processing surfaces with ozonatedwater, and preharvest litter treatments reduce Salmonella in poultry parts.   
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USDA to seek avian flu vaccine stockpile

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) is expected this week by August 21 to issue a request for proposal (RFP) to vaccine manufacturing companies to have avian influenza vaccine produced to protect U.S. poultry from future outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza (HPAI).
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AVIAN INFLUENZA UPDATE

Avian flu preparedness in US poultry industry

Headed into fall, where does the U.S. poultry industry stand in its preparedness for the return of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and state and industry partners are treating the potential threat of more highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) infections in the fall of 2015 with the utmost seriousness.


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SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY & SUSTAINABILITY

US poultry aids in sustainable food production in Haiti

Call it social responsibility or faith-based sustainability, the U.S. poultry industry is helping in the effort to feed people, restore livelihoods and rebuild Haiti.
Callit social responsibility or faith-based sustainability, the U.S. poultryindustry is helping in the effort to feed people, restore livelihoods andrebuild Haiti.
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AVIAN INFLUENZA EPIDEMIOLOGY

Analysis: Avian flu risk is greater downwind, APHIS says

Epidemiological studies show avian influenza virus is likely to be airborne, and poultry on farms downwind of infected premises are at greater risk of the disease.
 Epidemiological studies show avian influenza is likely to beairborne, and poultry farms downwind of infected premises are at greater risk ofthe disease.   
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AVIAN INFLUENZA & TRADE

Analysis: Can global poultry trade coexist with avian flu?

Animal health officials from around the world are grappling with trade issues surrounding highly pathogenic avian influenza at the International Conference on Avian Influenza and Poultry Trade.
Animal health officials are tackling highly pathogenic birdflu trade issues at the International Conference on Avian Influenza and PoultryTrade.
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