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Honeysuckle White and Shady Brook Farms offer new turkey burger options

In a 2018 survey of shoppers who had purchased at least one kind of fresh turkey in the last three months, more consumers had purchased pre-made turkey patties than turkey meatballs, thighs, drumsticks, wings, tenderloin and cutlets.  Honeysuckle White and Shady Brook Farms turkey have created three mix-in turkey burger patties: Savory Seasoned, which debuted in March 2019, Spinach & Kale, and Cranberry & Jalapeño with White Cheddar Cheese. These patties are easy to prepare, have lively flavor blends and allow the whole family to indulge in a delicious meal. 
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Best practices for poultry handling regarding welfare

Tyson Foods' senior manager of wellbeing covered the basics in handling live chickens and turkeys with care and respect.
A good animal welfare program relies upon the people executing the everyday tasks at each phase of the process. Without proper training and management the quality of life of the animal, and ultimately profitability, will suffer.
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Dedication to the UK turkey market

Sales and technical representatives from Hybrid Turkeys gathered with two major players in the UK turkey market: PD Hook and Avara. These two companies represent approximately 90% of the market.
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ESPN 2019: Poultry nutrition for the world

To be held in Poland, Europe's largest poultry-producing country, the conference offers top-notch practical knowledge for the poultry nutritionist.
The 22nd European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition (ESPN 2019) will be held in Gdansk, Poland, June 10-13. This biennial event combines science and practice, so sessions are organized in that way.
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Man pleads guilty to killing of Jennie-O employees

Jake Thomas Patterson admits killing James and Denise Closs and kidnapping Jayme Closs
Jake Thomas Patterson on March 27 pleaded guilty to charges of first-degree intentional homicide and kidnapping related to an incident in which James and Denise Closs were fatally shot, and their daughter, Jayme, was kidnapped on October 15, 2017.
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Turkey production drops as producers face oversupply

The top turkey companies experienced their greatest year-over-year decline in production since the avian influenza outbreak in 2015.
As a whole, the top U.S. turkey companies produced 60 million less pounds of live turkeys in 2018 after increasing production in 2016 and 2017. That’s the steepest decline since the avian influenza outbreak of 2015.
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