News and analysis on the global poultry
and animal feed industries.

Agrifood Angle

Roy Graber combines his Midwestern farming background with his knowledge of economics and agriculture policy to offer a deeper look at the poultry and pig industries.

Will JUST Egg take off in Canada?

Plant-based egg alternative being trialed at some Tim Hortons locations in Ontario
A lot of attention is being paid to plant-based protein products, but in most cases, we hear more about meat substitutes than we do about egg substitutes.
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Carrots made from turkey? Count me in

To counter all the plant-based protein items being introduced by rivals, Arby’s is exploring meat-based vegetables
Ever since I was a young boy, I’ve really liked Arby’s. I like the fast-food chain even more now.
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Poultry, politics and balanced news coverage

Video from The Young Turks smearing Mountaire Farms may not be that surprising, but the way two news websites from the same company presented the story is
As the nation becomes more politically divided and people seem to believe what they want to believe instead of what is true, it becomes more and more risky to align yourself with either political party.
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Why didn’t HSUS get the same bad press circus did?

Animal rights group and its cohorts agreed to $15.75 million settlement after allegedly paying witness to testify against Ringling Bros. and trying to conceal they did so
Throughout the entire period when animal rights group Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and other like-minded organizations fought Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus over alleged mistreatment of elephants, plenty of bad press was given to the circus.
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US poultry could lose with Trump’s Mexican tariff plan

Should Mexico decide to retaliate, poultry industry could be a target
Those in the U.S. agriculture industry have reason to be concerned about President Donald Trump’s May 30 announcement that he intends to levy 5 percent tariffs on Mexican imports as a way to pressure Mexico to improve border security measures.
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Sanderson: ASF alone won’t justify building new plant

Poultry company does have visions of building another processing facility, but it would be for reasons external to reduction of animal protein supply
At a time when the African swine fever outbreak in China is reducing the global supply of animal protein, and some of that lost pork supply could lead to increased consumption of chicken, Sanderson Farms executives say it would not make sense to build a new poultry plant to meet that demand for protein.
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Have you ever eaten a ‘dinner egg?’

New campaign from American Egg Board takes a humorous approach to get people to think about eating eggs outside of breakfast
For far too long, eggs have had a reputation as a breakfast food. Sure, people will on occasion have eggs as part of a main course for another meal, but those in the egg industry would like to see more of that.
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New Pilgrim’s Pride CEO addresses impacts of ASF

African swine fever outbreak is expected help to increase demand for chicken and decrease feed costs, Jayson Penn says
The global African swine fever situation’s impact on Pilgrim’s Pride and the rest of the poultry industry is not lost on Jayson Penn, the company’s new global president and CEO.
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