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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.


Jennie-O Turkey Store profit down 34 percent

Remainder of fiscal year 2018 expected to be sluggish, but improvements should be seen in 2019
Jennie-O Turkey Store’s profit was down 34 percent in the second quarter of fiscal year 2018, but the financial picture for the Hormel Foods subsidiary is expected to improve in fiscal year 2019.
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Butterball CEO named 2018 Poultry Person of the Year

He was recognized at Urner Barry’s 42nd annual Executive Conference and Marketing Seminar in Las Vegas.
Butterball Chief Executive Officer Kerry Doughty was awarded the 2018 Poultry Person of the Year by Urner Barry, a business publisher of market news for the poultry, egg, meat, seafood industries. Doughty was recognized for his achievements at Urner Barry’s 42nd annual Executive Conference and Marketing Seminar in Las Vegas on April 30.
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Activists charged with theft of live Norbest turkeys

Six Direct Action Everywhere members, including co-founder who was earlier arrested in Colorado, face felony charges
Six people face criminal felony charges in Sanpete County, Utah, after being arrested on suspicion of stealing live turkeys that were being raised for processing by Norbest.
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B.U.T. returning to the U.S.

Aviagen Turkeys is pleased to announce that it is bringing British United Turkeys and the B.U.T. 6 to the U.S. industry. The B.U.T. 6 is a balanced turkey and its combination of robustness, weight and feed efficiency has made it the leader in Europe and it is a natural fit for the U.S. market. 
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