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Top 57 US poultry companies: 2015 data now available

WATT PoultryUSA's Top Poultry Companies issue profiles top US broiler, turkey companies in 2015 with exclusive production data and interactive map
WATT PoultryUSA's Top Poultry Companies issue profiles the top US broiler and turkey companies in 2015 with exclusive production data and an interactive map.
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3 economic projections for the poultry market in 2016

The U.S. poultry market should keep a close eye on China’s economy over the coming year, Dr. Paul Aho said.
The U.S. economy, and subsequently, the poultry market, continue to rebound from lows seen during the recession, but the extent of that rebound in 2016 for chicken meat, turkey and eggs depends largely on the influence of other countries, namely China. These were the projections for the poultry market over the coming year from Dr. Paul Aho, speaking at the 2016 International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 27.
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Economic gains, sustainability trade-offs in poultry production

Increased efficiency in poultry production since 1965 has benefited the poultry industry economically, but at what cost to the environment?
Changes in modern broiler and hen production over the last 50 years have benefited the poultry meat industry economically but have also come with a trade-off in terms of the industry’s environmental footprint.
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7 most popular agribusiness companies of 2015

These seven meat and feed companies ranked in the top 100 most-searched phrases on WATTAgNet.com during the year. Learn why.
WATTAgNet.com had more than 20,000 unique searches in 2015 for different countries, industry issues and agribusiness companies, among other terms. Seven pig, poultry and animal feed companies from around the world were among the top 100 most-searched-for terms on WATTAgNet.com over the course of the year. See which companies made the list, and read about some of their industry happenings in 2015.
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Economic effects of antibiotic use in poultry, pig production

A policy restricting the use of production-purpose antibiotics in livestock in the US may not have as drastic of an impact on producers as typically thought, depending on how the market and consumers respond.
A policy restricting the use of production-purpose antibiotics in livestock in the U.S. may not have as drastic of an impact on producers as typically thought, depending on how the market and consumers respond.
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World egg output grows despite disease impact

Avian influenza in many major egg-producing countries over the past year lowered short-term output, but egg production is still on track to hit the 100-million-metric-ton mark in the next two decades.
Avian influenza in many major egg-producing countries over the past year lowered short-term output, but egg production is still on track to hit the 100-million-metric-ton mark in the next two decades.
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10-year poultry market outlook positive

Lower feed costs will allow producers, particularly in developing regions, to boost domestic meat output, while trade uncertainties loom.
Poultry meat production worldwide grew slowly over the past year to reach 111 million metric tons in 2015 even as countries faced production challenges and trade restrictions.
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Global poultry market grows despite avian influenza

Poultry meat production worldwide grew slowly over the past year to reach 111 million metric tons in 2015 even as countries faced production challenges and trade restrictions.
Poultry meat production worldwide grew slowly over the past year to reach 111 million metric tons in 2015 even as countries faced production challenges and trade restrictions.
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Poultry production outlook positive but with slowing growth

Poultry production will account for more than half of the world’s additional total meat output over the next decade.
Global meat production has risen by almost 20 percent over the last 10 years, a large part of which can be attributed to poultry. Poultry production will account for more than half of the world’s additional total meat output over the next decade.
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