Monthly Archives: February 2013

Pilgrim’s Pride takes steps to protect breeder supply in Mexico

February 28, 2013
Pilgrim’s Pride takes steps to protect breeder supply in Mexico

GREELEY, Colo. — Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. has identified an increased mortality rate of the breeder flock at the company’s complex located in the state of Guanajuato in central Mexico. Management is working closely with regulatory authorities to perform blood tests to check for whether H7N3 virus is present, but has already instituted preventative precautions....

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Management schools examine poultry health

February 28, 2013

POMONA, Calif. — A Turkey and Broiler Health Management School  will be held May 6-7 and a Layer Health Management School will be held May 8-9 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. The schools are designed to provide in-depth lecture presentations and hands-on training to...

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Zacky Trust keeps turkey company in family

February 27, 2013
Zacky Trust keeps turkey company in family

McClatchy Newspapers FRESNO, Calif. — Zacky Farms, the Fresno County turkey producer that filed for bankruptcy last fall, will remain in family hands after all. The Robert and Lillian Zacky Trust successfully won a bid to purchase the company, according to court documents filed Feb. 20 in the U.S. District Bankruptcy Court in Sacramento....

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Registration now openfor Stakeholder Summit

February 27, 2013
Registration now openfor Stakeholder Summit

ARLINGTON, Va. — Early registration is now available for Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 12th annual Stakeholders Summit to be held May 1-2 at the Western Arlington Gateway Hotel. This year’s showcase event will explore the theme of “Activists at the Door: Protecting Animals, Farms, Food and Consumer Confidence.” Tom Brand, executive director of the National...

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Midwest soil could take 2 years to recover from drought

February 26, 2013
Midwest soil could take 2 years to recover from drought

University  of Missouri COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Midwest suffered the worst drought in years last summer, and Midwest soil has been suffering from a drought since early 2010. As a result, crops have wilted and farmers have fallen on hard times. Now, a University of Missouri researcher says that it may take at least...

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