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Poultry Processing & Slaughter

Find the latest articles, news and analysis from the editors of WATT PoultryUSA, Poultry International and Egg Industry magazines on the transport and conversion (slaughter) of live poultry into raw chicken products that are processed and further processed for human consumption.


Peco Foods announces Shannon Hendry as Canton, Miss., plant manager

Peco Foods, one of the nation’s largest poultry companies, announces Shannon Hendry as plant manager for the company’s Canton, Miss., facility. Responsible for the plant’s daily operations, Hendry will oversee all operations including the safe and efficient management of processing and storage.
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Aaylex set to invest in Romanian poultry sector

Outside investments the firm to develop and expand over the next two years to become a leading vertically integrated producer in the region.
A Polish fund with other business interests in Romania has underwritten a bond issue by one of the country’s leading poultry meat producers and exporters, Aaylex Group.
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Class-action lawsuit filed against Mountaire Farms

Plaintiffs not satisfied with consent decree reached between Mountaire and the State of Delaware regarding environmental issues
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Mountaire Farms over the company’s wastewater and sludge contamination issues.
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Acquisitions could shake up Top Poultry Company rankings

With one top company having been recently acquired and two more up for sale, standings in Top Poultry Companies listings are likely to change
Every year, WATT Global Media publishes the results of the Top Poultry Companies Survey in WATT PoultryUSA magazine, and updates the WATTAgNet Top Poultry Companies Database, based on the findings of that survey.
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Olymel to acquire Pinty’s Delicious Foods

Transaction will involve three poultry processing plants in Ontario
Olymel has reached an agreement to acquire of all the shares of Pinty's Delicious Foods Inc., an Ontario poultry slaughtering and processing company that specializes in fully cooked products and other related products.
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Tegel’s directors recommend takeover

New Zealand-based poultry company having recent challenges with decreased profits and protests over a new poultry farm
Substantial one-off costs, an unsolicited takeover offer, and protests over a new poultry farm are troubling New Zealand’s top poultry meat producer, Tegel Group.
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Tyson Foods invests in SmartPro hatchery technology

US-based Tyson Foods Inc. has chosen Pas Reform and NatureForm, the world’s only single-source supplier of integrated hatchery solutions, to equip the hatchery of its new chicken production complex at Humboldt in Gibson County, western Tennessee.
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Texas county seeks grant to support Sanderson complex

Smith County officials seek money from Texas Department of Agriculture to finance water infrastructure improvements
The Smith County Commissioners Court in Texas is seeking grant money to help fund a water infrastructure to support Sanderson Farms’ planned poultry complex in the county.
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There will be more robots, nanotechnology in poultry production

Poultry production will be very different in a few years. Robotics, nanotechnology and cell culture will shape things that we do differently or do not do today.
Benjamín Ruiz: "Robotics is not only about doing jobs to replace human beings, but about doing jobs that human beings do not do, such as collecting data for precision poultry production."
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