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Turkey Production

The latest articles, analysis and information on managing turkey production, nutritional and health information, housing systems and technology and bird welfare practices to help poultry producers maximize flock performance and yields from the editors of WATT PoultryUSA and Poultry International magazines.


Bernard Matthews adding 400 jobs at Suffolk turkey plant

UK turkey company lands new supply agreement with major retailer
The once-struggling U.K. turkey company Bernard Matthews is signalling it is back on track and ready to take the business to the next level after gaining a substantial amount of business.
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Why poultry employees leave or stay

A U.S. Poultry & Egg Association survey examined the reasoning behind poultry employees’ decisions and how companies are working to improve their retention.
Turnover is high in the poultry industry, but better understanding of why employees decide to resign can help companies improve retention.
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Investing in poultry health

Select Genetics is pleased to announce the opening of its new diagnostic lab in Willmar, Minnesota. At 1400 square feet, it includes a dedicated serology suite and a negative pressure necropsy room.
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CDC, FSIS monitoring Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey

Source still under investigation
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health and regulatory officials in several states are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Reading infections linked to raw turkey products. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) is monitoring the outbreak.
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Cherkizovo sales volumes up for turkey, chicken

But chicken operations saw a drop in the second quarter
Russian meat, poultry and grain company Cherkizovo Group reported a year-over-year increase in sales volumes for its turkey operations, but a decline in sales volumes for its chicken operations for the second quarter of its 2018 fiscal year.
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Poultry production numbers from July 2018 WASDE report

Learn the latest projections for U.S. broiler and turkey production for 2018 and 2019
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) releases its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report each month, and that report always includes a lot of interesting statistics.
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