McElrath joins NGFA as director of communications

October 3, 2012

WASHINGTON — The National Grain & Feed Association has named Heather McElrath to its staff as director of communications. McElrath previously served as vice president and communications manager for Rabobank in New York City, senior public relations manager for Freddie Mac and public relations manager at the American Bankers Association. She also worked as director...

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Sanderson Farms sues Miss. union over complaints

October 3, 2012

The Associated Press JACKSON, Miss.  — Sanderson Farms Inc. has sued a union, claiming its union representatives filed meritless complaints with federal agencies and made slanderous statements to news organizations. The Mississippi-based poultry producer filed the lawsuit Aug. 28 in Jones County Circuit Court against the Laborers International Union of North America Local 693...

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USPOULTRY Foundation awards $160,000 in student recruiting grants

October 2, 2012
USPOULTRY Foundation awards $160,000 in student recruiting grants

TUCKER, Ga. — The USPOULTRY Foundation has approved student recruiting grants totaling approximately $160,000 to the six U.S. universities with poultry science departments and 15 other institutions with industry related programs. The foundation provides annual recruiting funds to colleges and universities to attract students to their poultry programs. The six poultry science departments receiving...

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Zacek to head new Lohmann consulting group

October 2, 2012

WINSLOW, Maine — Dave Zacek, formerly CEO for Lohmann Animal Health International, has been named to the new position of group vice president, solutions. In his new role, Zacek will lead Lohmann Animal Health Solutions, a new consulting group for Lohmann Animal Health. The new initiative will provide fee-based consulting and applied research for...

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CPF presents Golden Rooster Award

October 1, 2012
CPF presents Golden Rooster Award

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U.S. per capita availability of chicken surpasses beef

October 1, 2012

By Jeanine Bentley – Special to Poultry Times WASHINGTON — According to USDA’s Economic Research Service’s food availability data, the per capita supply of chicken in the U.S. exceeded that of beef for the first time in 2010. Fifty-eight pounds of chicken per person on a boneless, edible basis were available for Americans to...

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