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Brock Peterson

VIDEO: Tips for managing a layer operation during COVID-19

Communication is critical in helping employees work through a pandemic
The former President of Opal Foods and a current consultant in the agriculture industry, speaks about what it was like managing approximately 400 employees and almost 10 million layers, spread among three different states during a pandemic.
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Pilgrims Pride

APHIS updates National Poultry Improvement Plan

Changes are consistent with recommendations approved at 2018 NPIP Biennial Conference
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is updating the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) to align with changes in the poultry industry and to incorporate new scientific information and technologies into the NPIP.
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How will California’s Proposition 12 affect Hormel Foods?

Company is trying to make sure it understands the rules and is ready to comply with them
Most of our coverage of California’s Proposition 12 law has centered around how it will impact egg producers in the United States, but we shouldn't forget about its impact on pork producers and their growers.
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OSHA Pilgrim's

FSIS modernizes egg products inspection rules

With changes, plants will be able to tailor a food safety system that best fits their particular facility and equipment
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is modernizing egg products inspection methods for the first time since Congress passed the Egg Products Inspection Act (EPIA) in 1970.
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COVID-19 will shape the next generation of employees

As the pandemic continues to impact daily life, its long-term effects on the next generation of employees could make it harder for those individuals to be utilized when the time comes.
Economic, historical, social and cultural experiences influence career choices. What could this mean for future poultry farm employees?
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