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Iowa State opens new poultry teaching and research farm

The new Robert T. Hamilton Poultry Teaching and Research Farm cost nearly $7 million and was made possible solely through private funding.
The new Robert T. Hamilton Poultry Teaching and Research Farm includes dedicated spaces for teaching and research and a welcome area where visitors can see firsthand examples of Iowa egg production systems and learn about Iowa egg production.
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FFAR, McDonald’s announce Phase 1 SMART Broiler winners

Initiative supports development of automated welfare solutions.
The SMART Broiler program, a research initiative designed to aid the development of automated monitoring tools to assess broiler welfare, announced six Phase 1 winners this week. The winners received more than $2 million in grants and technical support from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) and McDonald’s.
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Why the poultry industry needs to set sustainability goals

Consumer trust is more important than ever.
Today’s consumers expect the poultry and meat production industry to be invested in sustainable supply chains, environmental protections and social responsibility programs, Nicole Johnson-Hoffman, Global McDonald’s Business Unit Leader and Chief Sustainability Officer, OSI Group and Charlie Arnot, CEO, Center for Food Integrity, explained March 4 during “Defend and Deflect No More: Building Trust in Animal Program,” at the 2020 Annual Meat Conference, held in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Rembrandt Foods meeting cage-free market demand

The company believes conventional egg farming is more sustainable and costs less, but values animal welfare and will put the needs of the company's birds and customers first.
Rembrandt Foods is meeting cage-free market demand for its customers, but it still believes in a more sustainable conventional egg.
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25% of Perdue chicken houses now offer outdoor access

Company is outpacing broiler industry in raising birds with outdoor access and is expanding free-range offerings
As part of the company’s ongoing commitments to animal care, Perdue Farms is leading the industry in raising chickens with outdoor access and has recently expanded its free-range product offerings under its Perdue Harvestland label.
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