Feed Mill Management Seminar focus is production efficiency

February 19, 2013
Feed Mill Management Seminar focus is production efficiency

TUCKER, Ga. — The 2013 Feed Mill Management Seminar will provide up-to-date information on ways to reduce feed manufacturing cost and other essential costs while continuing to run an efficient feed mill, large and small. Mill managers will take away tips and useful information on equipment and maintenance, innovative technology, inventory control, and Department...

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Coalition urges USDA keep commitment to food safety inspection

February 18, 2013

WASHINGTON —  Thirty-eight organizations representing various aspects of animal agriculture, livestock and poultry producers, food processing and manufacturing, retail, international trade and transportation,  have expressed strong concerns with the possibility the nation’s federal meat, poultry and egg products inspectors may be furlougin the event sequestration goes into effect. In a letter to U.S. Secretary...

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Environmental seminar set for New Orleans

February 18, 2013
Environmental seminar set for New Orleans

TUCKER, Ga. — The 2013 Environmental Management Seminar will focus on emerging developments in environmental management, sustainability initiatives, as well as strategies and alternatives for ensuring federal and local compliance.  Sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, this year’s conference will be held March 12-13, at the Marriott Hotel in New Orleans, La. “Small...

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California country deputies break up cockfighting ring

February 18, 2013

McClatchy Newspapers MODESTO, Calif. — Calaveras County sheriff’s deputies recently arrested three men and cited 10 others for animal cruelty at an alleged cockfighting ring held in a large shop building in  Burson, Calif. As deputies walked toward the shop, 35 to 45 people ran toward the rear exit. Deputies detained several of them. With...

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USPOULTRY Foundation receives $1 million endowment

February 15, 2013
USPOULTRY Foundation receives $1 million endowment

TUCKER, Ga. — Tommy and Chantal Bagwell have presented a $1 million gift to the USPOULTRY Foundation to endow the Leland Bagwell Education and Innovation Fund. The fund is in memory of Leland Bagwell, founder of American Proteins and past chairman of Southeastern Poultry & Egg Association (now USPOULTRY), and recognizes the many contributions...

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AMIF schedules worker safety conference

February 15, 2013
AMIF schedules worker safety conference

WASHINGTON — The American Meat Institute Foundation will holds its Conference on Worker Safety, Human Resources and the Environment on March 20-21 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo. Worker safety sessions will focus on plant security and food defense, industrial hygiene for meat plant operators, safe work permit programs, an update...

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