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Roy Graber

Roy Graber

Roy Graber is a senior reporter at WATT Global Media. Contact Graber via email at


Scandi Standard investing in Irish poultry operations

After acquisition of Manor Farm, company is seeking to increase efficiency and improve animal welfare in Ireland
Leif Bergvall Hansen, managing director and CEO of European poultry company Scandi Standard said most of the company’s capital investments this year will be directed for its business in Ireland.
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Hormel CEO optimistic Jennie-O Turkey Store will rebound

Increased promotional activity, personnel changes and African swine fever losses all have potential to lift turkey company from recent lackluster financial performance
Jennie-O Turkey Store is still underperforming as a result of poor turkey market conditions and two product recalls in 2018, but its parent company, Hormel Foods, is making efforts it believes will help Jennie-O regain lost distribution.
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Murder-suicide occurs at Plainville Farms facility

Turkey company’s transportation supervisor was apparently killed by a contractor he fired the day before
A transportation supervisor for turkey company Plainville Farms was fatally shot outside the company’s distribution facility in Oxford Township, Pennsylvania, around 5:23 a.m. August 21.
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China’s Wen’s Food Group profit doubles in spite of ASF

Chinese pork and poultry company reports increased demand for poultry more than makes up for losses in pig operations
Despite the ongoing troubles caused by the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak, Chinese poultry and pork company Wen’s Food Group saw its net profit jump 50.8% for the first half of 2019.
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Test your poultry tech knowledge with online quiz

Those who complete the quiz will be sent a personalized letter with recommendations on what topics covered at the 2019 Poultry Tech Summit will interest them the most
Find out how much you know about technology in the poultry industry by taking a short, 11-question quiz.
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Feds allege companies knowingly hired illegal immigrants

Search warrant affidavits indicate there was probable cause to believe Mississippi poultry plant leaders knew some people hired were illegal immigrants
Federal immigration officials say there is probable cause that the poultry companies who had plants raided on August 7 by authorities from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) broke the law by knowingly hiring undocumented immigrants, according to recently unsealed search warrant affidavits.
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