H.J. Baker poultry plant gets Safe Feed/Safe Food certification

December 18, 2012
H.J. Baker poultry plant gets Safe Feed/Safe Food certification

WESTPORT, Conn. —  H.J. Baker has announced their poultry feed additive facility in Fort Smith, Ark., has earned the prestigious Safe Feed/Safe Food certification. Mark Hohnbaum, president of H.J. Baker’s Feed Products Group said: “We are very pleased to receive this certification. We are committed to delivering the best product possible. It is important...

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Nepal farmers destroy chicken imported by KFC

December 18, 2012
Nepal farmers destroy chicken imported by KFC

The Associated Press KATMANDU, Nepal — Poultry farmers in Nepal have stopped trucks importing chicken from India for KFC restaurants and destroyed the cargo. Nepal has banned chicken from India since bird flu broke out in India four years ago. Chief government administrator of Dhading district Bed Prasad Kharel says farmers stopped and seized...

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Despite drought, grains council forecasts high quality corn crop

December 17, 2012
Despite drought, grains council forecasts high quality corn crop

WASHINGTON — The overall quality of the 2012 U.S. corn crop is high and improves upon last year’s very good marks across a range of test factors, according to the U.S. Grains Council’s Corn Harvest Quality Report 2012/13. Total U.S. corn production fell in 2012 due to the worst drought in decades, but despite...

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Dearfield named FSIS chief scientist

December 17, 2012
Dearfield named FSIS chief scientist

WASHINGTON — USDA’s Food Safey & Inspection Service has named Dr. Kerry Dearfield the chief scientist for FSIS. As a member of the Office of Public Health Service (OPHS), Dearfield will serve as the key scientific advisor on matters of public health and food safety that affect the mission of OPHS and the agency....

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Study examines femur fractures in turkeys

December 14, 2012
Study examines femur fractures in turkeys

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Femur fractures in turkeys bred for faster growth to market weight and significantly enhanced breast muscle yield are an ongoing concern for turkey growers, because affected birds must be culled, negatively impacting profit margins. While the average percentage of turkeys lost each year due to the problem is unknown, estimates can range...

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IPE offers special discount for poultry grower attendees

December 14, 2012

TUCKER, Ga. — Poultry growers and producers are invited to attend the 2013 International Poultry Expo, part of the International Production & Processing Expo, with a special registration fee of only $5 (on-site only), a terrific savings of $55. The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) will be held at the Georgia World Congress...

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